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Jose Canseco is sorry he wrote “Juiced”

Mar 1, 2012, 9:15 AM EDT

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Being an outspoken iconoclast and revealing the dirty secrets of one’s peers can be a brave and noble thing. But if you do it, you gotta be prepared for the fact that it’s gonna turn you into an outcast. Sadly, that’s something Jose Canseco never realized.

For whatever else he has done, he will always be remembered as the guy who blew the lid of steroids in baseball with his book, “Juiced.” Which would be fine for him if he owned it and appreciated it and had set his life up in such a way to where the backlash it caused him within the game of baseball didn’t hurt him.

Sadly, that hasn’t happened.  And it leads him to tweet stuff like this in the dark of the night:


He later talked about wishing he had a time machine and could go back before he wrote that book — said it ruined his life — and said that he gets depressed at night because of what he did.

Sorry, Jose. It’s the life you chose. Too bad there wasn’t anyone in your life at the time you decided to do it to warn you of the consequences of taking that course of action. Or, if there was, too bad you didn’t listen.

  1. thefalcon123 - Mar 1, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    So, is he also sorry that he wrote “Vindicated”?

    • marshmallowsnake - Mar 1, 2012 at 10:44 AM

      Didn’t he write Juiced out of spite because he felt he was blackballed from the game? We reap what we sow, right?

  2. shaggylocks - Mar 1, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    Geez. I went by the Jose Canseco Hug Store today and all the lights were out and there was a crudely drawn on the door that said “Closed For Sadness (frowny face).” He’s going to lose all his business if keeps up the irregular hours.

  3. rollinghighwayblues - Mar 1, 2012 at 9:29 AM

    Go away, Jose. I am so tired of your pathetic and delusional thoughts.

  4. thefalcon123 - Mar 1, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Since Jose was my childhood hero, I’ve followed him pretty regularly throughout his career and into retirement. And lemme tell ya, Jose isn’t sorry he wrote Juiced. He’s sorry that the popularity attained from that book was only temporary and he’s back to square one. He’s sang this song before: he’ll say he’s sorry and the book ruined his life and then two days later start talking about how he’s the savior of baseball. It simply depends on which line will get him more attention at any moment. He’s like a small, whiny child….that has been arrested for spousal abuse and been accused on several more occasions.

    • Detroit Michael - Mar 1, 2012 at 10:24 AM

      Exactly. Sometimes Jose is sorry but most of the time he isn’t. Most of the time, he feels Vindicated.

  5. El Bravo - Mar 1, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    It’s all those who perpetuated the culture of drug use in the clubhouses around the MLB that should have a hard time sleeping at night. In this case, after looking back, Canseco is just a really douchey messenger and nothing more. You don’t shoot the messenger.

    • JBerardi - Mar 2, 2012 at 7:40 AM

      One might consider shooting douches, though.

  6. phukyouk - Mar 1, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    I’m calling it now before Craig writes an expose on it…. Jose had electroshock therapy recently and that will explain all the sudden twits and changes.

  7. redhoffer - Mar 1, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Too bad baseball fans and even the current players won’t stick up for Jose. We should all be grateful that wrote “Juiced”. PED’s were rampant. He helped fix it

  8. dcfan4life - Mar 1, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    If Jose Canseco is sorry for anything, he is sorry he wrote a book with the intentions of making money to use for the rest of his life and with his poor financial status and decisions he now doesnt have any money. So he blasted everyone, exposed a great problem in MLB, alienated everyone in MLB, has been forced in exile, and has no money to show for it. Thats what he is sorry for…

  9. unlost1 - Mar 1, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    That seals the deal- put him in the HOF!
    Not sure why he’s sorry for the wrongs of others, though.

  10. ningenito78 - Mar 1, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    Jose Conseco: The man that single handedly brought on the Year(s) of the Pitcher.

    • JBerardi - Mar 2, 2012 at 7:43 AM

      Actually we didn’t get any “Year(s) of the pitcher” until the amphetamine ban went into place, but that contradicts the Official Steroids Narrative, so down the memory hole it goes.

  11. hooks024 - Mar 1, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    That and $2 will get him a cup of coffee. With spit in it.

  12. huddyk - Mar 1, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    And now he can’t get a job in the MMA, WWE, or porn.

  13. randygnyc - Mar 1, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Juiced is only one thing, amongst a lifetime of decisions/actions Jose is sorry for. I expect anyone would be hard pressed to find another pro athlete with more lifetime regrets (OJ being the exception).

    • Old Gator - Mar 3, 2012 at 1:02 AM

      I still have wonderful memories of the fiasco he caused in Macondo the night he chased his ex-wife up the Palmetto Expressway and tried to settle their contentious divorce by running her car off the road at 75 MPH. I wonder if he regrets that too.

  14. mox19380 - Mar 1, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    It seems to me that Jose is more upset that he is now even more of an outsider than before…. I still credit Jose with doing mroe to bring an end to the late 80s thru 2000 era of steroid abuse. He opened the can of words. Probably not the smartest move (for his part) or the most prudent for his professional future. But for us fans who were frustrated about the elephant in the room for years we should at least give canseco credit that he (whether intentionally or not) did more to clean up the sport that any Congressional hearings or Bud Selig fist pounding

  15. yahmule - Mar 1, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    Next to Bud Selig, this idiot did more to encourage and promote the steroid culture in MLB than anybody, so any claims about him doing something courageous were always fairly ridiculous. Guys like Canseco were the reason they were never going to keep the lid on PED use in baseball forever. Not that anyone with a functioning brain couldn’t see what was happening in the game anyway.

  16. buffalomafia - Mar 1, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    I just seen two commercials one for ANDRO cream & a TESTOSTERONE pill!

    I googled both & they said you should cycle what you use. Never take to much cause major side effect is male pattern baldness!

  17. brettj666 - Mar 2, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    Yet no remorse that he wishes he could go back in time and NOT do the steroids himself?

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