The Voyageurs of the Can-Am league may be adding a veteran to their staff:
Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd, who has been known to say a lot, once said that he wanted to be “playing baseball at age 50 — if not professionally, for a semi-pro or local team.”
Boyd thinks he was 10 years old when he said that. Almost 40 years later, 18 seasons after striking out his last major league hitter, and seven months shy of his 50th birthday, the colourful Boyd hopes to realize his dream in Ottawa with the Cam-Am Baseball League Voyageurs . . .
. . . “The ball is coming out of my hand free and easy for the first time in years. I just want to prove I can throw 100 pitches for 30 starts and dominate.”
He said he still has his repertoire of fastball, 12-to-6 curve, changeup and screwball, and that he’s adding a “hard” knuckleball.
He had me at “knuckleball.”
(thanks to Neate Sager for the heads up)