Ron Darling told ESPN on Tuesday that he was in his account that former New York teammate Mets Lennie Dickstra screamed racist offenses in Red Sox Dennis' Boston Pitcher Boyd Boyd before Dickstra's first attack on Game 3 World Series
Darling made his comments on ESPN Radio's Golic & Wingo show after Dykstra threatened to sue him on charges of appearing 98.7 ESPN in New York's Michael Kay Show on Monday. Former teammates from Mets Dwight Gooden and Kevin Mitchell also told Michael Kay Shaw that they have never heard Dixter direct the insults in Boyd.
"I heard what I heard and put it in the book with a reason," Darling said.
He said he had received text messages from other Mets members since 1
In his new book, "108 Sewing: Loose threads, tearing yarns and heroes from the smallest" My Time in the Game, "which was published on Tuesday, Darling writes that Dickstra" has called every thought and unimaginable insult explosive in his [Boyd’s] direction – foul, racist, hateful, painful things "when he was in the deck circle before the game was held
Dykstra homered in a bat after alleged offenses that Darling wrote are" worse than anything Jacky Robinson could have heard. "
Boyd who appeared to WFAN's Carlin, Maggie & Bart at New York City shorter but on Tuesday he said he did not know anything It was said he said he believed in Darling's story that it had happened
"I do not even know," Boyd said, "I'm preparing to try and get out. to get the New York Mets one by one, and that's all I think. "
Asked later whether he remembers seeing all the gestures coming from Metz's dungeon, Boyd said," I did not see anything like that , nor was I looking for anything like that, "said Boyd to WFAN. – This is new to me. Nothing worried me because I did not know it was going on. It was simple, I left the slider over the sign and he was a strong man and he hit.
"I'm somewhat disturbed [the allegations] I'm also hurt because I was around Lenny and I played a ball with Lenny in Japan, and he does not seem to be like that kind of person The face I saw I liked The man I talked to liked it
On Michael Kay's show, Dickstra strongly denied Darling's statements and threatened legal action
"I will sue him and the publisher," Dickstra said in the interview. I had 30 lawyers who called me a check of the facts., There is not one person to support this because you know why it's true, it's all a lie. "
Dickstra said that Darling had crossed the line by writing his account, and Dickstra threatened to drop him like a redhead blue boy if he saw him. Mets analyst for SNY, said on Tuesday he had heard of Dixter's threats. "This is awkward. No one wants to be threatened, "Darling said. "I do not think I'd say anything to Lenny Dickstra at this point, and not after these threats. "Thunderling said there was no chance I had forgotten him," although Gooden and Mitchell say on Monday they can not authenticate the bill. "I say that if you read the whole chapter, I really am ashamed of my impression of those things that happened in those times when it looked like the right way to compete, Darling said. "The right way to get to the opposition. The jockey on the bench could be anything you wanted to be. "
She said Boyd:" I do not want anything bad to get out of this for Lenny; I do not want anything wrong to get out of this for Ronnie. The truth is that it is. "