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Baseball Sees Itself in Canseco

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Great day I walked on to the field and then flexed for the crowd got a loud possitive cheer loved it — Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) April 21, 2012 The beauty and downfall of social media is that it allows complete transparency into the world of people. The invisible wall that once separated fans from who […]

Canseco: Owning the Mets Is Bad For My Portfolio

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Looks like Jose Canseco is playing the lottery these days. He’s asked the Mets, Red Sox, A’s and Blue Jays for jobs over the last couple of years, but no one seems to want to take a chance on the 47-year old.  He even said he would play baseball for free, if he won the […]

Jose Canseco Caught With PEDs, Again

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

call me crazy but i fell like i did in 1988. heatlhy and my legs feel strong. 20/20 at 47? strongly believe. gladd to be playing period — Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) March 1, 2012 Jose Canseco‘s bizarre story continues to take on new turns. After spending last season as a player-manager in the independent North […]

Canseco Has Nightmares Over Writing “Juiced”

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

If you follow Jose Canseco on Twitter you’re bound to find out a new piece of information about him. Canseco is currently trying out for a team in Mexico- he informed everyone that he will find out if he made it on Sunday - but last night he spent some time expressing regret over writing the book “Juiced.” I am truly […]

Moneyball Makes Jose Canseco Nostalgic, Compares Himself to Bill James

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

I should create a category called “Jose Canseco,” since his stories never cease to create headlines. Once in a while, Canseco takes to Twitter and makes emotional pleas about his baseball career. Last night was one of those scenarios. Just saw the movie money ball .it was awesome congrats billy I especially loved the part […]

Lenny Dykstra’s Odd Twitter Plea

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Just when you think Lenny Dykstra‘s life has hit rock bottom there is another story that takes the cake. You know by now the story that Dykstra was supposed to fight Jose Canseco in a celebrity boxing match, but failed to show up saying “he never agreed to anything.” This despite the fact he was talking trash to […]

Doc’s Plan to Fix the Mets, A-Rod and Canseco, Rollins and Mets

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Hey, the fans have their say, why not former Mets? Doc Gooden chimed in on what the Mets should do via Twitter last night. He said that “if he were GM” he would sign Jose Reyes, trade Jason Bay for A.J. Burnett or another pitcher, and send 4 prospects to Seattle for Felix Hernandez. He […]

Jose Canseco Highlights From His Indy Baseball Comeback

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Every Friday I take a look at what is going on with independent baseball. This week will be the final installment as most indy seasons are coming to an end. I will be covering the Long Island Ducks run to the Atlantic League championship starting on Wednesday September 21st. Today we look at one of […]

Watch: Tony Phillips and Mike Marshall Brawl in Chico

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Every Friday we talk about Independent Baseball news, features, and history. Today we look at a brawl between two former Major Leagues in a game between the Yuma Scorpions and Chico Outlaws of the North American Baseball League. Mike Marshall and Tony Phillips faced off in the 1988 World Series. On Monday, the two faced off again in […]

Indy Smorgasbord: Darryl Strawberry and the St. Paul Saints, Tony Phillips Comeback, and the Ducks 5 Millionth Fan

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Every Friday we take a look at Independent Baseball. Today we do a smorgasbord of Independent news, history, and facts.  Darryl Strawberry would play an important role on the 1996 Yankees. In a little less than half a season he hit 11 homers and drove in 36 runs. He hit .417 with 3 homers against the […]

Fight for Your Rights, ESPN’s Keys to Beating WFAN, CC’s Streak, Bring Back Heilman

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Working in sports is difficult. Long hours, summer holidays are spent at the ballpark, and the pay is extremely poor for about 95% of those in the industry. You work to get an opportunity to be a member of the elite 5% who make it a living. Nowhere is this more apparent than minor league […]

Newark Baseball Appears on the Brink

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Every Friday I take a look at what is going on with Independent Baseball. Today, I took at look at the Newark Bears and wonder if there still is a future for this troubled Can-Am League team. Baseball in Newark has a rich tradition that dates back to 1902. There were the Newark Indians, Newark […]

Jose Canseco OBP Machine in Yuma

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Every Friday, we look at the world of Independent Baseball. Today, we get an update about how Jose Canseco‘s comeback is going with the Yuma Scorpions of the North American Baseball League. Canseco is the player manager for the Scorpions, and although he is off to a slow start with the bat (.250, 0 HR, […]

Canseco Injured, But Finds Time to Propose to Lady Gaga

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

In case you didn’t hear the news last month, Jose Canseco has become the first player/coach in baseball since Pete Rose did the same for the Cincinnati Reds from 1984 to 1986. Canseco will be suiting up and managing for the Yuma Scorpions who play in the Independent North American League. Canseco’s return to the […]

Best Independent Baseball Team Ever?

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Every Friday during the season I am going to discuss something regarding independent baseball. When you think of the various leagues across the country what usually comes to mind are ballplayers that just aren’t good enough for affiliated baseball. Yes, many are a notch below, but the 2001 Newark Bears were a team that went […]