Former Boston Red Sox manager John McNamara has said, in advance of a retrospective of the 1986 postseason, that pitcher Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd was too drunk to pitch Game 7 of the World Series.
McNamara said that Boyd was the scheduled starter for Game 7 before it was postponed a day due to rain. He then named Bruce Hurst the starter, but Boyd would have been available from the bullpen. McNamara said he couldn't use Boyd in any capacity in Game 7 because he was too intoxicated. The Mets would go on to defeat the Red Sox in Game 7 and win their second, and most recent, World Series championship.
In the retrospective, McNamara continues to defend his decision to leave Bill Buckner in the game, saying that he "was the best first baseman I had". As we all know, Buckner committed the error that scored the winning run for the Mets in Game 6.