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Monday, September 08, 2008

Jose Canseco’s name may be stripped from Miami-Dade street

Sheeeet…we have a street in our town named after a senior monsignor that used to grab our tender goolies as we were taking outside jumpers.

Has Jose Canseco, the larger-than-life local boy whose indiscretions have almost certainly locked him out of baseball’s Hall of Fame, finally committed an error so egregious that even his hometown can’t accept?

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Joe Martinez thinks so. And on Tuesday, Martinez will offer a resolution to permanently remove Canseco’s name from the West Miami-Dade street it has swung over for almost two decades.

‘‘I think it’s an embarrassment. It runs through my district, right by my office,’’ said Martinez, who drives Southwest 16th Street—aka Jose Canseco Street—a few times a week.

...Martinez said it wasn’t the brawl in the bar on the beach. It wasn’t the public dust-ups with his ex-wife. It wasn’t even Canseco’s prancing around in a leopard print Speedo on VH1’s The Surreal Life.

It was the steroids, said Martinez, a former county cop.

Repoz Posted: September 08, 2008 at 10:55 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: September 08, 2008 at 11:01 PM (#2933375)
Jajajajajajajajajajajajajajaja
   2. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: September 08, 2008 at 11:12 PM (#2933383)
I can't stand any of these renamings. I want that J. Edgar Hoover Building to remain the J. Edgar Hoover Building forever, just to remind us of the time when such a naming was wholly uncontroversial, hopefully to future generation's amazement.
   3. Hello Rusty Kuntz, Goodbye Rusty Cars Posted: September 08, 2008 at 11:20 PM (#2933388)
   4. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: September 08, 2008 at 11:43 PM (#2933410)
Has Jose Canseco, the larger-than-life local boy whose indiscretions have almost certainly locked him out of baseball’s Hall of Fame

He also wasn't good enough to be a HOFer.
   5. Swedish Chef Posted: September 08, 2008 at 11:44 PM (#2933411)
The smooth way to do it is not to rename it but to build or zone something unpleasant on that street, like a junkyard, some noxious industry or a prison.
   6. jolietconvict Posted: September 09, 2008 at 03:51 AM (#2933674)
Better Canseco than this guy, ala Chicago.
   7. The District Attorney Posted: September 09, 2008 at 03:55 AM (#2933677)
I want that J. Edgar Hoover Building to remain the J. Edgar Hoover Building forever
So does your mom.
   8. gef the talking mongoose Posted: September 09, 2008 at 04:51 AM (#2933696)
Is that even legal?/He should have his thoroughfare taken away from him.
   9. Gamingboy Posted: September 09, 2008 at 01:48 PM (#2933809)
The smooth way to do it is not to rename it but to build or zone something unpleasant on that street, like a junkyard, some noxious industry or a prison.


Or a pharmacy.

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