http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2012/0209/bos_g_boyd_sy_400.jpgFormer Boston Red Sox pitcher, Oil Boyd, revealed during an interview with WBZ Radio that he was a frequent cocaine-user during his MLB career.

Boyd has an autobiography coming out called, "They Call Me Oil Can: My Life in Baseball," in which he talked about his use of the drug.

"Oh yeah, at every ballpark. There wasn't one ballpark that I probably didn't stay up all night, until 4 or 5 in the morning, and the same thing is still in your system. It's not like you have time to go do it while in the game, which I had done that.

"Some of the best games I've ever, ever pitched in the major leagues, I stayed up all night; I'd say two-thirds of them. If I had went to bed, I would have won 150 ballgames in the time span that I played. I feel like my career was cut short for a lot of reasons, but I wasn't doing anything that hundreds of ballplayers weren't doing at the time, because that's how I learned it."

Boyd had a nine-year career, playing from 1982 to 1991. He was 78-77 in his career, along with a 4.04 ERA. His teammates, according Boyd, had mixed reactions to his use of cocaine.

"All of them didn't rally around me," he told WBZ. "All of them knew and the ones that cared came to me -- the Dwight Evanses and Bill Buckners. It was the veteran ballplayers. Some guys lived it. They knew what you were doing, and the only way they knew was they had to have tried it, too."

You can read more about this story via ESPNBoston.com. It's really interesting, actually. 
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