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Tweet of the Day: Jose Canseco, time traveler

Aug 13, 2012, 2:44 PM EDT

This probably speaks for itself:


  1. Francisco (FC) - Aug 13, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    Of course its possible, we all do it, one second per second traveling forward.

    • paperlions - Aug 13, 2012 at 2:55 PM

      I lived in one state that hasn’t even entered the 20th century yet. Given the current understanding of the relationship between space and time, I am forced to conclude that some parts of the world move faster than other parts, causing them to move through time slower.

      • stex52 - Aug 13, 2012 at 3:35 PM

        Talking Lubbock again, are we?

      • paperlions - Aug 13, 2012 at 3:54 PM

        Well, why do you think it is always so windy there? Yep, because that part of the world is moving so fast compared to surrounding areas.

  2. ajcardsfan - Aug 13, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    You can even travel to tomorrow if you cross the international dateline

  3. harrysatchel - Aug 13, 2012 at 2:50 PM

    He must have slept with Madonna while playing Miami Vice on Netflix.

  4. muir6 - Aug 13, 2012 at 2:56 PM


  5. mybrunoblog - Aug 13, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    Well, Einstein did prove time travel is possible in theory but something tells me Jose has created a really cool time travel machine. He is just quietly waiting for the right moment to spring it on humanity.
    God I love this guy.

    • stex52 - Aug 13, 2012 at 3:35 PM

      I’d like it better if he had tweeted: ” Will explain earlier.”

  6. indaburg - Aug 13, 2012 at 3:03 PM

    This ought to be good…

  7. Tim OShenko - Aug 13, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    Pfft. If he really holds the secret to time travel, why won’t he explain how it works a few weeks ago?

    • paperlions - Aug 13, 2012 at 3:10 PM

      This is the most common argument for travel backward in time likely not being possible (i.e., if it was, how come we haven’t seen or seen evidence of time traveling tourists) despite it not being impossible in current theory.

      • dowhatifeellike - Aug 13, 2012 at 3:56 PM

        Relativistic theory provides the possibility of traveling forward in time, but not backward, IIRC.

      • paperlions - Aug 13, 2012 at 4:07 PM

        Apparently, current equations all work equally well going forward or backward in time, so going backward can’t be theoretically ruled out at this point….but it seems fairly well accepted that either 1) they just haven’t figured out why going backward wouldn’t theoretically work, or 2) there isn’t an available mechanism to go backward.

      • professormaddog31 - Aug 13, 2012 at 6:42 PM

        the problem with going backwards through the space/time continuum is that any change made to the flow of time, even a small one, could possibly change the future in a monumental way, which would make his going back in time to begin with an altered reality. The original starting point would no longer exist and thus he would be stuck in all time and space, belonging to a dimension that has been made void.

        /geekery, back to baseball.

      • cur68 - Aug 14, 2012 at 3:53 AM

        You guys are all wrong. Time isn’t a line that you can go back and forth on. Its an apple that’s being eaten. Once its eaten, its stays eaten. There’s no math for that. The whole mathematical construct is based on a false premise that its a timeline. The Time Apple Equations prove conclusively that once there’s only core then we are out of time. When we are out of time, well, we need a new apple, right? So there you go. Apples are apples, which are time, and time has a core which you throw away and get a new apple after. The only travel you do is from apple to apple and you can’t back to previous apples. Now I’m hungry.

      • paperlions - Aug 14, 2012 at 8:16 AM

        Professor, I think that only makes it a bad idea, not theoretically problematic.

        Cur, you are comparing apples to oranges.

  8. brewcrewfan54 - Aug 13, 2012 at 3:30 PM

    Of course it is. When you drink too much and there’s several hours of life missing from your memory that’s time travel.

  9. stabonerichard - Aug 13, 2012 at 3:57 PM

    “I’ve had a similar dream about Tony La Russa and others—no one will let me play inside the goddamn ballpark. It’s the one time-travel dream I can’t control, and I have it at least five times a week.”

    Sounds like even Freddy Krueger is in on the black balling efforts. That’s rough, man.

    • stlouis1baseball - Aug 13, 2012 at 4:25 PM

      Richard: I won’t let me click on the link. Can you re-post with a different link?

      • stabonerichard - Aug 13, 2012 at 4:41 PM

        I managed to screw up the HTML tag… Same link that Aaron updated in the main entry, in case you didn’t notice it there.

        Jose talks about makin out with high school chicks. Boom!

  10. flaviusflav - Aug 13, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    Apparently he was referring to lucid dreaming…—lets-talk-about-time-travel

    It’s fun to pile on the guy and everything, but I cannot be the only one that thinks it would be cool if he made a successful comeback, can I?

  11. willclarkgameface - Aug 13, 2012 at 4:36 PM

    Anything is possible on roids. WINNING!

  12. crisisjunky - Aug 13, 2012 at 5:20 PM

    When the mechanism is effected, Jose will go back to THAT day.

    The vision, permanently imprinted on all of our engrams, will be replaced by the vivid
    memory of Ozzie (can’t risk messing with the timeline) suddenly appearing,
    slapping the ball away from Jose’s head, and just as suddenly disappearing
    as the ball rolls to the deepest part of the ballpark.

  13. jlovenotjlo - Aug 13, 2012 at 6:02 PM


    • professormaddog31 - Aug 13, 2012 at 6:38 PM

      something tells me Jose doesn’t have the necessary 1.21 gigawatts…

  14. badintent - Aug 13, 2012 at 7:07 PM

    If he and his brother choke it others chicken, then would we get a reverse osmosis of a plasma neutron ? Or would we get Jose sticking needles at the speed of light into all the MLB ‘s butts ?? Did he really give Madonna herpes ??.

  15. throughthewickets - Aug 13, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    Who knew that if you had questions that all too frighteningly bump up against a Star Trek plot line, Jose was the man?

    Then again, who knew that they had Dish TV in the Rio Grande Valley?

  16. cleveland1980 - Aug 13, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    In the words of Ozzie Guillen… “psht, please!”

  17. bigleagues - Aug 14, 2012 at 4:19 AM

    Maybe I’m in a super-emotional state of mind, but I don’t want to hate on Jose too much after having read what he had to say.

    However . . .

    Sometimes I’ll even tell myself, as a child, “Listen, when you get to the majors, never do steroids.” Of course, that never works, because I still am where I am.

    Some would say Jose Canseco – steroids = Ozzie Canseco

    Maybe, maybe not:

    But I do find myself increasingly feeling sorry for the guy. I do believe he is correct when he asserts that he is the only guy who has truly paid the price for his PED involvement . . . for being the snitch.

    Kind of makes MLB look like the mob, doesn’t it?

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