Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Don't call it a comeback
We all have dreams as little kids. Some little boys want to be astronauts or superheroes, while little girls have aspirations of becoming ballerinas or princesses.
Former major league pitcher, Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd, always dreamt of the day he'd be playing semi-pro baseball. Seriously.
An article in the Vancouver Sun reports that Oil Can Boyd will be making a return to professional (somewhat) baseball with the Ottawa Voyageurs of Canada's Can-Am Baseball League at the ripe old age of 49.
Boyd claims to have said, when he was 10 years old, that when he's 50 he'd like to still be playing baseball, if not professionally then for a semi-pro or local team. I guess dreams really do come true if you're willing to go to absurd enough lengths to achieve them, but he seemed to have set his aspirations kind of low. I'm only 26 and have already reached the "local team" level of baseball.
Boyd says he just wants a chance to show he can "throw 100 pitches for 30 starts and dominate." Easy there, killer. I'd hardly call a once-MLB caliber pitcher striking out guys in the Can-Am league dominant, regardless of age.
See the full story here.