And that, folks, is one of the tamer Tweets sent by Jose “I’ll Narc About Steroids and Consider Myself a Hero” Canseco and the absolutemeltdown he’s currently going through. I’m not sure what, exactly, led to baseball’s “first member 40/40 club’s” (How much juice did that designation take?) Twitter explosion; although, a friend of mine pointed this out.
I’m honestly not sure why Canseco would think responding to such nonsense is a good idea — especially in the manner he initially used, which led directly to the meltdown — but perhaps he’s trying to manage his reputation of being something of an ass.
You see, a lot, if not most, people don’t want to be known as a jerk or a hothead, and that’s why most people don’t allow their Twitter accounts to devolve into something resembling the petulant rantings of a jilted high school kid; but then again, none of us are Jose Canseco, either.I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone pat themselves on the back so vigorously, all because they willfully betrayed the trust of just about every person they came across while playing professional baseball; and for nothing more than to supplement a bank account. Make no mistake, Canseco didn’t blow every whistle he could fit into his mouth to better the product he once took advantage of.
No. He simply wrote his steroid tell-alls to make a quick buck.
So while most people use Twitter to control the “good parts” of their reputation, Canseco is using his to show histruecolors — and in that respect, he succeeded beyond even my wildest dreams.
I’ve poked a little fun at Jose Canseco here before so it’s a great joy to bring you this video of Jose’s “celebrity” boxing match where he took on retired NFL special teams ace, Vai Sikahema this past weekend. If you are tired of Canseco’s steaming piles of horse manure, this video could not have come at a better time.
Good thing you stuck to baseball, Jose. You would’ve gotten killed in the NFL — or any other contact sport, steroids or no. H/t to YBB for posting something so great and satisfying.
Everyone’s favorite steroid snitch is looking for a place to stay after his mansion in California was foreclosed, leaving the stoolie without a home. Maybe Earl Hickey is right about this whole karma thing. When asked why his house was snatched up, an explanation was offered:
Canseco told the syndicated TV show “Inside Edition” that he walked away from his $2.5 million, 7,300-square foot home in suburban Encino because it didn’t make sense to continue making payments.
“I do have a judgment on my home and it to me is very strange because it didn’t make financial sense for me to keep paying a mortgage on a home that was basically owned by someone else,” he said in an interview that aired Thursday.
Sounds like he’s broke to me. I guess ratting out the entire Major League Baseball association didn’t go as well for him as he had hoped. Nor did that Surreal Life appearance.
There was a bunch more that is worth commenting on but I’ll stop before this turns into an all-out link dump… I think those are good for now.
One more thing:
Jose Canseco still needs to shut his mouth. I know I’ve traveled this road before — but — If anyone is getting anything other than, “Look at me, I am an attention whore” from him, they are being duped. Of course, you might just believe Canseco has some hidden ammunition.
The ONLY reason he seems to be attacking A-Rod is because he’s the most popular player in baseball and if Jose can ride in Rodriguez’s wake vicariously or through accusations he’s unwilling or unable to substantiate, then he’s popular as well.
Oh look. Just in time to pitch his new book.
I mean, who wouldn’t want to be popular when they are hawking stuff? Quit feeding the dragon and enjoy the baseball season. I’m talking to you, ESPN.
I’m sure most of you saw the above “interview” Jose Canseco gave to ABC’s Martin Beshear, an interview where Canseco answered absolutely nothing and gave the impression he popped up — again — just for publicity. He has no evidence to present against Alex Rodriguez and when he’s asked about why he doesn’t come forward with something besides hot air, he gives a bogus reply, saying “the timing isn’t right.”
He goes on to say (threaten), “let’s see if they all call me a liar again,” which seems to mean if A-Rod takes Canseco to task, Canseco will unearth his smoking gun. Whatever. Jose, you come across as nothing but an attention whore. Be proud.
The interview then turned its attention towards Roger Clemens, a person Canseco doesn’t think used steroids. He goes as far to say he believed Clemens’ Congressional hearing testimony, even though there was actual, you know, evidence to suggest the contrary… unlike anything Jose has offered. Ever. He just appears on our radar every so often (when not appearing on the Surreal Life) with some allegations about this player and that player.
However, has anyone pointed out that Canseco is an awful lot of talk and very little substance? His only weapons are his words and when he’s asked about evidence, he either, A. says the timing is bad or B. has none (I’m sorry, did I miss all those syringes he saved from his Mark McGwire torpedoing?)
I mean, at least Brian McNamee produced SOMETHING when he the burden of proof was addressed. Maybe it was just the contents of his trashcan, but it’s better than anything Canseco’s offered… unless, of course, you like hot air.