Sunday, July 16, 2006

Canseco is nuts, but entertaining

It's the good news and the bad news. Jose Canseco continues to talk.

The Juiced One reportedly named some more steroid users to George Mitchell's committee investigating steroid use in baseball. But that was only the start. Canseco also reportedly offered to help the investigation, acting out his own little version of good cop/bad cop.

That Canseco truly cares about cleaning up the game is laughable. He wants to gain publicity, soak in the limelight, and wring as much money out of a broken baseball career as possible.

That is sad. And entertaining. I've said it before, I'm willing to milk Canseco's antics for all they are worth. Which is why I almost fell off my chair with glee when The Master Injector announced plans to make a movie about baseball's steroid scandal. It got better. Canseco announced that if former slugger and positive steroid tester Rafael Palmeiro wanted to talk about his experiences, Canseco would bring him into the movie as a consultant.

Amazingly, Canseco still has time to play baseball. The Sultan of the Syringe is hitting .313 with a home run and four RBIs in five games with the Long Beach Armada. From the Golden Baseball League to the silver screen, Canseco is one colorful character.

A familiar name: Last night the Milwaukee Brewers called up Anthony Gwynn, son of former San Diego Padre Tony Gwynn. The younger Gwynn was hitting .305 with 55 runs scored and 35 RBIs for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds. If the son is anything like the like the father, it will be's pleasure to follow his major league career.

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