Ron Darling said on Tuesday at ESPN Radio that he is standing by his account that former New York Mets teammate Lenny Dykstra shouted racial slurs at Boston Red Sox pitcher Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd before his first bat in Game 3 of the 1986 World Series.
Darling made his remarks on ESPN Radio's Golic & Wingo show after Dykstra threatened to sue him over his allegations in a look at ESPN 98.7 New York's Michael Kay Show on Monday. Former Mets teammates Dwight Gooden and Kevin Mitchell also said at Michael Kay Show that they never heard Dykstra say the slips to Boyd.
"I heard what I heard and I put it in the book for a reason," Darling said Tuesday.
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In her new book, "108 Stitches: Loose Threads, Ripening Yarns and The Most Wrong Signs of My Time in the Game", released Tuesday, Darling writes that Dyststra "shouted all imaginable and unthinkable insults and explored in his [Boyd’s] direction – foul, racist, hateful, evil things "when he was in the circle before the leader of the game.
Diving homered in at-bat after the alleged veil that Darling writes, was "worse than anything Jackie Robinson might have heard."
Boyd, who performed at Carlin, Maggie & Bart at the WFAN in New York later on Tuesday, said he didn't know anything about the alleged incident, but he said he believes Darlings account that it happened.
"I don't even know," Boyd said. "I'm warming myself to a ball game. I'm preparing to try to go out and get the New York Mets out one at a time, and that's all I mean.
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"I didn't see anything like that and I didn't look at anything," Boyd told WFAN. "This is completely new to me. … Nothing shook me because I didn't know it was happening. It was just that I left a shooter over the plate and he happened to be a strong little man and he hit it out of the ballpark.
"I'm a little disturbed about [the allegations] kind of hurt about it because I've been around Lenny and I played the ball with Lenny in Japan and he didn't seem to come out like that kind of person. The person I saw , I liked. I talked to, I liked. So I am very disturbed by it. "
At Michael Kay Show, Dykstra strongly rejected Darlings statements and threatened legal acts.
"I'll sue him and the publisher," said the diver in the interview. "I even wrote a book, I had 30 lawyers who called me to check everything. There's no one to back up because you know why, it's not right. It's a lie."
Dykstra said Darling crossed the line by putting his account in print and threatening to "release him as a red-haired f-stepchild" if he saw him.
Darling, now a Mets analyst for SNY, said on Tuesday that he was hearing about Dykstra's threats.
"They're unpleasant. Nobody wants to be threatened," Darling said. "I don't think at this point that I would say anything to Lenny Dykstra, not to those threats."
Darling said there was no chance I failed it, despite Gooden and Mitchell, who said Monday they could not verify the account.
"I say that if you read the whole chapter, it's really ashamed of my complication in these kinds of things that happened at the time when it seemed to be the right way to compete," Darling said. "The right way to get on the resistance. The bench jockey could be all you wanted to be."
Said Boyd: "I don't want anything bad to get out of this for Lenny, I don't want anything bad to get out of this for Ronnie. The truth is, that's what it is."