Welcome to Baltimore’s “Silly Season” …..

January 19, 2011 |



Back in 1985, I was graduating from high school and doing the typical stupid, teenage stuff. But, I was a HUGE baseball fan and followed the game as closely, as possible. During this period, Oil Can Boyd was experiencing the best of his modest success – and his name made him a pretty popular guy.

He has tried several comebacks, and even sniffed around spring camps, a couple years ago – at age 49 !!!! I don’t know what I would ask him – I just wanna talk to a guy named “Oil Can”.



Yeah, that’s right …. I would ask how painful it felt to get punched in the face by Mike Tyson. Everybody wonders, right? I’ll never forget that fight …. Spinks was shaking like a dog crapping razorblades, from the moment he stepped in the ring.

I would probably ask how Leon is doing these days, as well? Hmmm …. Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale just did a movie based on the lives of Micky Ward and Dicky Ecklund – maybe I would ask Michael who would be good fits to portray himself and Leon.



Yeah, I would ask him how he endures all the jokes and kidding. Think about it …. he’s Dick Trickle !!!! Of course, I could talk to him about the modern day era of NASCAR, as opposed to a generation ago.

But, the sobering truth is could not get past his name. We would breakdown the meaning behind D-I-C-K-T-R-I-C-K-L-E …..



There is absolutely no way I could pass up this opportunity. You know how I feel about TRAINWRECK WOMEN, right? This would indeed be a special moment for me – and one that I would cherish for a long time.

I would ask her if that is really HER on the steamy videotape that I purchased for $19.99, back in 1995. And, I would also ask if she ever talks to Nancy Kerrigan. To be honest, I’m not sure this call would last very long – but it would be fun, while it lasted.


What do you want me to say? The Ravens season is over …. the Orioles season is several weeks away …. the Terps pulled a “Ravens in Pittsburgh” last Saturday …. and, nobody cares about NASCAR.

Thus, you might get a few blogs like this one. And, if you don’t like the concept, blame Cam Cameron. He’s getting all the flak, anyway. This might as well be his fault, too.