On this date in 1986, Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd flies into a rage after learning that he has been left off the American League All Star team and storms out of Fenway Park prior to Boston's game with the Angels. He will be suspended indefinitely be the Red Sox and eventually scuffle with local police before checking into a hospital for psychiatric testing.
"I would come to the ballpark, Pappas (Red Sox minority owner and team doctor) would call me in the back and ask me, 'How you feel? Did you do some (crack) last night? And I was honest with him and said, 'Yes I did.' So that was my drug test. Ain't nobody made me pee in a cup."
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