Page rendered in 0.2158 seconds
48 querie(s) executed
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
With a big hat-tip to Deadspin…
This random guy, Joe Lavin, who’s apparently some sort of Internet writer dumb-lucked his way into buying a copy of Canseco’s new book about two weeks early. There are three big names named - but all three have already been fingered by Canseco in one way or another: Roger Clemens, Magglio Ordonez and Alex Rodriguez.
While Canseco was the very, very unsavory and let’s be honest, just icky, canary in the coalmine the first time around, and happened to be correct, I just don’t know if truth lightning hits twice, but unfortunately we can’t just say, “Please Jose, go away. Off to Pros vs. Joes with you!”
As Lavin notes, his “evidence” is specious at time… and its revealed after the jump.
On Ordonez: The Ordonez story is, by now, routine—just that old yarn of one player injecting another with steroids, possibly in the buttocks. Canseco does point out that the recent New York Times report—that Canseco had offered to keep Ordonez “in the clear” if Ordonez invested five million dollars in a documentary that Canseco was producing—is not true. Canseco says there was no blackmail, and that there is no documentary at all, which is Sundance’s loss, I guess.
On Clemens: After a home run, Clemens would just make jokes like, “Man, you must have had your juice this morning!” Other times, he would say that he was off to take his “B-twelve shots,” which, Canseco says, is how players often refer to steroids. He does later state that Clemens did not attend the much-discussed barbecue at Canseco’s house which was mentioned in the Mitchell Report.
Lavin goes on to say he wanted to name Clemens in Juiced, but feels the conspiratorial black helicopters came and stopped him.
And on A-Rod: As for Alex Rodriguez, Canseco says he didn’t inject Rodriguez, but that he “introduced Alex to a known supplier of steroids.” Canseco didn’t mention Rodriguez in the first book because he “hated the bastard.” He was worried that people would have “questioned [his] motives” had he included Rodriguez.
Why all the hatred, you ask. Well, Canseco claims that A-Rod was trying to sleep with Canseco’s wife. Apparently, even after Canseco had been nice enough to help A-Rod find a friendly steroids supplier, A-Rod kept calling Canseco’s wife.
And, in case there’s any further confusion about Canseco’s true feelings, he ends the chapter by saying:
You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.
Newsblog: Is switch-hitting a lost art? - Sports - The Boston Globe
(19 - 5:43pm, May 25)
Last: Walt Davis
Newsblog: OMNICHATTER 5-24-2015
(125 - 5:38pm, May 25)
Last: Joey B.
Newsblog: Angels again are stung by Mike Napoli in loss to Red Sox - LA Times
(9 - 5:35pm, May 25)
Last: Jim (jimmuscomp)
Newsblog: All-Star Game shouldn't stop slumping Reds from firing Price | FOX Sports
(18 - 5:34pm, May 25)
Last: Walt Davis
Newsblog: OTP - May 2015: Jeb Bush would like to watch baseball with Teddy Roosevelt and Pitbull
(3869 - 5:17pm, May 25)
Last: The Id of SugarBear Blanks
Newsblog: OT: Monthly NBA Thread - May 2015
(2319 - 4:59pm, May 25)
Last: Rickey! isn't dirty, he just *hustles*
Newsblog: Brian Matusz of Baltimore Orioles ejected for foreign substance
(19 - 4:54pm, May 25)
Newsblog: Bernie Williams Day reminds us Yankees' glory days are over - Newsday
(5 - 4:23pm, May 25)
Newsblog: OT: NBC.news: Valve isn’t making one gaming console, but multiple ‘Steam machines’
(1680 - 3:58pm, May 25)
Last: Random Transaction Generator
Newsblog: OT: Soccer March 2015
(1081 - 1:39pm, May 25)
Last: ursus arctos
Newsblog: College Seniors Find Little Leverage - BaseballAmerica.com
(6 - 1:31pm, May 25)
Newsblog: WaPo: Aaron Barrett wins epic post-anthem standoff
(11 - 1:14pm, May 25)
Newsblog: Shaikin: Rally monkey, chew on this: Dodgers try the rally banana
(14 - 12:41pm, May 25)
Newsblog: OT: 2015 NHL Playoff thread
(468 - 11:57am, May 25)
Newsblog: Holding Separate Elections For Player and Non-Player Candidates Would Greatly Improve the Hall of Fame's Era Ballot Vote Process
(34 - 7:58am, May 25)
Last: Dennis Eclairskey, closer