If any of you are as big a baseball fan as I am, that name started spinning wheels in your head, and in a few moments, you realized who it is. The Oil Can. While Oil Can Boyd would be an interesting focus for a “Whatever happened to that guy?” column, he’s about to make it unneccessary.
The Can is shopping his 49 year old arm around to all MLB teams this spring training.
Yes, the man who once uttered “That’s what they get for building a park on the ocean,” after having a game postponed at a foggy Cleveland Municipal Stadium, is looking for a new deal.
He’s claiming Satchel Paige as motivation for this endeavor. I’m betting boredom and senility are somewhere in the top 5 though.
“I wasn’t on the field, started gaining weight. All of a sudden, my arm has healed. The arm strength is there and it’s there consistently. The more I throw, the better it feels.”
If there’s a GM out there willing to take a flier on this, and there may well be, I’m betting his name rhymes with Silly Dean.
Got any more room on the DL?