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Jose Canseco: still cheating

Oct 16, 2013, 8:55 AM EDT

The best Twitter exchange I’ve seen in a while:

Date of birth: July 2, 1964. So, yup.

  1. dan1111 - Oct 16, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    If he were a year older, it would be totally ok for a former MLB star to play in an amateur league and then brag about how he was able to beat a bunch of middle-aged used car salesmen and accountants!

    • bmulli12 - Oct 16, 2013 at 9:59 AM

      not cheating. He can play in 50s in Oct. if he will be 50 by end of following year. As far as beating used car salesmen and accountants, you couldn’t be further from the truth. Very competitive- would like to see you get on the field with these players- you would get your nuts handed to you if you didn’t know what you were doing.

      • dan1111 - Oct 16, 2013 at 10:08 AM

        I was exaggerating a bit; I’m sure the level of play is quite high in some of these leagues. But, really, is it common for an ex-major-leaguer to participate? Would people not see that as a little bit unfair?

      • jerze2387 - Oct 16, 2013 at 10:57 AM

        Over 50, its possible they may literally have to hand your nuts to you (gravity).

        @dan1111, just think back to that old simpsons episode with Strawberry, Ozzie smith, mattingly, steve sax, etc.

        And for all we know, Canseco could be well over 50 (see tejada, miguel)

      • raysfan1 - Oct 16, 2013 at 11:53 AM

        Ahem, I’m 50, and promise that there is still good scrotal ground clearance!

        Kidding aside, the Canseco twins arrived in the US from Cuba when they were still infants, so really not much question about his age.

      • jwbiii - Oct 16, 2013 at 12:42 PM

        dan, I don’t know how common it is, but Eric Byrnes and Garrett Anderson both played softball after retiring, so it’s not unheard of.

    • stlouis1baseball - Oct 18, 2013 at 3:06 PM

      Dan…I am not 50 (41)…so it is right around the corner.
      But I guarandamntee you the level of play in 35+, 40+, 50+ AND 60+ travel ball would have most dudes pissing down their legs while trying to field a ground ball and/or catch a gap shot.
      Dudes don’t phuq around in travel ball. They live it. Play year round. Eat right and hit frozen ropes. The ball whistles when it’s coming at you. I know this because I play it. A good 1/3 to half the guys get paid to play. Yep…Paid. To. Play. Softball. This isn’t beer league softball Dan. The beer is for the parking lot…after you have played 4 – 6 games in a single day.

  2. gregorcanes - Oct 16, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    You can have 2 guys on your team under 50 but over 45…..not cheating….nice try though :)

  3. tfbuckfutter - Oct 16, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    Maybe he was just subbing for Miguel Tejada.

  4. rollinghighwayblues - Oct 16, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    Please, if you haven’t yet, go through and read Jose’s self-absorbed tweets and read people’s responses to him. Some days I cannot stop laughing reading his stuff and realizing how much of a laughing stock he really is.

    • dan1111 - Oct 16, 2013 at 10:12 AM

      Yes, people, you really need to do this! Personal favorite so far:

      “They should create a Jose Canseco characature for Disney”

      • dan1111 - Oct 16, 2013 at 10:40 AM

        That was my favorite until I got to the #cubseco tweets in which he advocates for himself as Cubs manager (and also sends lots of advice on player decisions to the Cubs Twitter account).

  5. irishinches - Oct 16, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    @gregor,

    How many steroid using, former MLB players are allowed per team?

    • gerryb323 - Oct 16, 2013 at 10:19 AM

      Whoa, a “Reply” button!

  6. giantboy99 - Oct 16, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    Something’s NEVER change

  7. sabatimus - Oct 16, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Anybody remember how, when he was in MLB, he called Will Clark a “slow, three-toed sloth with no arms”?

    • stex52 - Oct 16, 2013 at 10:07 AM

      Well, even Canseco can be right sometimes.

  8. billgatesbarber - Oct 16, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    You would get your nuts handed to you…sounds like the bi-product of road rage. Maybe Canseco has finally found his dream league?

    • aceshigh11 - Oct 16, 2013 at 10:33 AM

      “Bi-product”? I didn’t know steroids made you experiment with homosexuality too.

      Maybe it all starts with the butt injections…

  9. billgatesbarber - Oct 16, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Your nuts handed to you? Sounds like the bi-product of roid rage. Maybe Canseco has finally found his dream league?

  10. throwedoff1 - Oct 16, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Canseco can kiss my a_ss freaking snitch

  11. temporarilyexiled - Oct 16, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    Didn’t know Sly Stallone was now playing baseball.

  12. newlydead - Oct 16, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    one year Joe Klecko played on a team in a softball league i was in. couldn’t run to save his life but man could he hit bombs

  13. teegeorge13 - Oct 16, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    Yes some fifty plus are still really good. Anyone know Danny Clouds team out of Memphis?

  14. getalife7523 - Oct 18, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Is this really an extension of NBC sports? If it is Craig you should be FIRED! I took 2 minutes to do a google search and the 2014 senior season has already started. One more click and I found out that the tournament that he played in that specifically stated that players that are 49 can play. Maybe I can get a job for NBC, apparently you don’t have to know anything you just have to throw shit out there and hope it sticks. Get a life! BTW – I have never met Jose and never want to, I just like to read news that is actually true.

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