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We may have to rethink 'Oil Can's' nickname

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Claims he spent two-thirds of his career high.
    He also has a book coming out ... ::)

  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    The reaction of the people who covered him is: You mean a third of the time he wasn't on anything?
  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Yeah, where's the news in this?
  4. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Christ, is there a ballplayer from the 80s or 90s who wasn't on something?
  5. The Pittsburgh Pirates say No.
  6. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    I don't get the thread title.
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    We shoulda called him "Coke Spoon" Boyd
  8. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    Oil Can's second cousin was maid of honor at my wedding, and knows his father-in-law very well. If I ever run into her again, she might have some tales...
  9. Pencil Dick

    Pencil Dick Member

    Don't we have Oil Can to thank for the famous "that's what you get when you build a stadium next to an ocean" quote when talking about Cleveland's Municipal Stadium? Classic.
  10. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Well, Rob Deer was never on base. Does that count?
  11. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    The Can could've made the difference in series against the Mets.
  12. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    He was one of those guys where, when I finally got behind the plate to watch him one afternoon, I walked away saying, "So that's the difference between a major league pitcher and everyone else."

    Big-boy stuff, whether he was throwing it stoned or not.
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