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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Jose Canseco plans to travel the country trying to break home run records

The former MLB slugger is hopping in an RV for 10 weeks and traveling the U.S. and Canada for a “Home Run Tour” in which he’s trying to break the records for longest baseball and softball home runs.

As far as ideas go…this is one.  They’ve got a graphic and everything.

Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: June 14, 2014 at 07:15 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: can't miss idea, homers, jose canseco, records

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   1. pthomas Posted: June 15, 2014 at 12:34 AM (#4726453)
I still wish we had a "Whore" tag for any Canseco article.
   2. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: June 15, 2014 at 12:47 AM (#4726455)
Next year's softball record book should have an asterisk.

At least this moronic Canseco gimmick is about the one thing he did well, as opposed to previous moronic Canseco gimmicks involving celebrity boxing, MMA, poker, reality shows and supposed political campaigns.
   3. Rob_Wood Posted: June 15, 2014 at 02:30 AM (#4726469)
I don't know why this reminded me of this, but in the early 1970's after he was the NFL number one draft pick, I played in a slow-pitch softball game with John Matuszak (he was from a nearby city in Wisconsin). By looking at him, it was clear that Matuszak would hit the ball a country mile at the least. Our outfielders played about 100 feet beyond the outfield fences. Of course, as you can guess, he struck out every time up, never once even fouling a ball off. He had never played softball before, so it goes, and a guy 6' 8" tall has an immense strike zone for those super highly arced slow-pitch pitches.
   4. RMc's Got a Lot of Trouble at Stake Posted: June 15, 2014 at 12:42 PM (#4726522)
I'd rather watch baseballs bounce off his head and over the fence.

Is Canseco retired, finally? He did manage one HR with Fort Worth last year, giving him 559 for his career.
   5. Ray (RDP) Posted: June 16, 2014 at 10:11 AM (#4727151)
We should invite him to one of the BBTF games.
   6. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: June 16, 2014 at 10:13 AM (#4727153)
I'll even box him after the game, make sure we get our money's worth from the appearance.
   7. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: June 16, 2014 at 10:16 AM (#4727155)
We should invite him to one of the BBTF games.
His goats could graze in the outfield. Saves money on a grounds crew.
   8. Ulysses S. Fairsmith Posted: June 17, 2014 at 06:45 PM (#4728842)
And nobody has to clean up after his goats, because they wear diapers.
   9. Snowboy Posted: June 17, 2014 at 08:41 PM (#4728905)
as opposed to previous moronic Canseco gimmicks involving celebrity boxing, MMA, poker, reality shows and supposed political campaigns.


I would have included "pitching" in this rundown.

Is Canseco retired, finally? He did manage one HR with Fort Worth last year, giving him 559 for his career.


I was futzing around with the oracle on B-R today, and it considers Canseco retired. But it does not consider Ruben Riviera retired. YMMV.

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