Darling stands by Dykstra allegations; Boyd 'hurt'

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In his new book, "108 Stitches: Loose Threads, Ripping Yarns, and the Darndest Characters from My Time in the Game," which was released Tuesday, Darling writes that Dykstra was "shouting every imaginable and unimaginable insult and expletive in his [Boyd's] direction -- foul, racist, hateful, hurtful stuff" when he was in the on-deck circle before leading off the game.

Dykstra homered in the at-bat after the alleged slurs, which Darling writes were "worse than anything Jackie Robinson might have heard."cheap nfl youth jerseys

Boyd, who appeared on Carlin, Maggie & Bart on WFAN in New York later Tuesday, said he didn't know anything about the alleged incident, but he did say that he believes Darling's account that it happened.4

"I don't even know," Boyd said. "I'm warming up for a ballgame. I'm preparing to try to go out and get the New York Mets out, one at a time, and that's all that's on my mind."

Asked later if he remembered seeing any gestures coming from the Mets' dugout, Boyd said no.

"I didn't see anything like that, nor was I looking for anything like that," Boyd told WFAN. "This is all new to me. ... Nothing rattled me because I didn't know it was going on. It was just, I left a slider out over the plate and he happened to be a strong little man, and he hit it out of the ballpark.

"I'm kind of disturbed about [the allegations]. I'm also kind of hurt about it because I have been around Lenny and I played ball with Lenny in Japan, and he didn't seem to come off as that type of a person. ... The person I saw, I liked. The person that I talked to, I liked. So I'm quite disturbed about it."cheap nfl jerseys from china nike

On the Michael Kay Show, Dykstra strongly denied Darling's statements and threatened legal action.

"I'm going to sue him and the publisher," Dykstra said in the interview. "I wrote a book myself. I had 30 lawyers calling me fact-checking everything. There is not one person to back this up, because you know why, it's not true. It's all a lie."

Dykstra said Darling crossed the line by putting his account in print, and Dykstra threatened to "drop him like a red-headed f---ing stepchild" if he sees him.

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