August 11, 2007

Chattin' With Jose

Talkin' Sports: Hello, today we talk to two-time felon and owner of 6 Hall-of-Fame votes, Jose Canseco.

Canseco: Good to be here, by the way have you heard of my latest book, which is set to appear in the fall?

TS: Yes, I've heard you have some dirt on Alex Rodriguez?
Canseco: I most certainly do.

TS: Then why did you not put A-Rod in your first "novel".

Canseco: Ya see, it's all 'bout marketing. If I put A-Rod in the first book, what material would I have for the second? I mean, in the next book, we got David Eckstein too. Did you know that he used to be a rampaging HGH user?

TS: Uh, no.
Canseco: It's true.

TS: Jose, why did players use steroid in the 90's?

Canseco: It's quite simple. They saw me and McGwire become the kings of the sport, and they wanted to imitate us.

TS: Like who?

Canseco: Well, Sammy Sosa is an obvious one, I mean, the guy was skinnier than a needlepoint. Rafael Palmerio too. I don't know why he used it. Raffy's a pretty bad liar too. Could he have made it any more obvious in front of Congress that he roided? Even McGwire did a better job of covering up.

TS: Covering up?

Canseco: Well of course, moron he was covering up! No one breaks down like a little girl in front of a bunch of grown men!

TS: Well, my bad.

Canseco: Yeah.

TS: Okay, in your book, Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits & How Baseball Got Big, you tend to have pro-steroid views. Why is that?

Canseco: Steroids make you a better all-around person.

TS: I'm pretty sure they don't.

Canseco: Yeah, well, I'm addicted, OK. Ever since McGwire got this bright idea to stick horse testosterone in our butts, I got a problem.

TS: Why don't you, "take a break".

Canseco: Because, I am working on my pitching. Ever since I had my Tommy John surgery, my arm can throw 70 now!

TS: That's not very fast.

Canseco: Well, it is when you're 43.

TS: I heard that Nolan Ryan threw 80 recently, and he's 60.

Canseco: Shut it.

TS: One final question. What about your infamous incident when you got beaned on the head with a baseball and it went over the fence.

Canseco: I'm not here to talk about the past...


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