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Baseball: new book by jose canseco causing a stir

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posted on Feb, 6 2005 @ 01:48 PM
jose canseco is coming out with a "tell all" book on baseball, it supposedly details drug and steroid use, from what i have been able to find it looks like the forthcoming book will stir up a hornets nest

As the baseball industry attempts to move beyond its steroids scandals, a ghost from the game's ugly past is returning to stir up trouble. Jose Canseco's long-promoted "tell-all" book finally will come out Feb. 21, and word of its explosive nature already has spread through the industry. In his autobiography - titled "Juiced" - Canseco accuses some of his brethren of steroid use, according to multiple sources. The book's promotional Web page says, "Canseco sheds light on a life of dizzying highs and debilitating lows - and provides the answers to questions about steroids and the major leagues that millions of sports fans are only now beginning to ask." Canseco, who hit 462 homers, "made himself a guinea pig of the blossoming performance-enhancing drugs movement that was only just beginning to take hold in major-league baseball," the promotion reads. "Anabolic steroids, human growth hormones - Canseco mixed, matched and experimented to such a degree that he became known as 'The Chemist.' "

Yankee officials say they will be reading Jose Canseco's tell-all book closely to find out what they can about disgraced slugger Jason Giambi. In the book, which team officials have not seen, Canseco says Giambi badly abused performance-enhancing drugs, and one high-ranking Yankee source said the team will be adding revelations from the book to its Giambi file. Yankee GM Brian Cashman has said the team expects a healthy Giambi to report to spring training, but the source said the team reserves the right to legally challenge his contract. "All options are still open," the source said Friday. Yankee brass discussed voiding their contract with Giambi, who is owed $82 million, when it was reported last year that he admitted to using steroids before a federal grand jury in the BALCO case. Team lawyers decided it would be nearly impossible to break the contract, but if any new information helps their case they may move ahead with a challenge

Swollen ex-slugger Jose Canseco lays waste to the game that made him famous in a shocking new book, outing several stars as steroid abusers, the New York Daily News has learned. The book, "Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big," published by Regan Books and scheduled to hit bookstores Feb. 21, already is causing a firestorm in baseball circles. Players, agents, union officials and Major League Baseball executives have been burning up the phone lines over the past several days trying to find information about the book's contents. "Hoo boy," one top major league executive said. "This is going to be bad." Canseco claims he introduced steroids to the game and injected fellow Bash Brother Mark McGwire in the rear end numerous times in clubhouse bathroom stalls. He also describes watching disgraced Yankee slugger Jason Giambi and McGwire injecting each other when they both played with the Oakland A's, and says he personally taught All-Star and potential Hall of Famers Ivan (Pudge) Rodriguez, Rafael Palmeiro and Juan Gonzalez to use 'roids after he was traded to the Texas Rangers in 1992. Canseco claims the team's general managing partner at the time - an aspiring politician named George W. Bush - had to have been aware that his players were using performance-enhancing drugs but did nothing about it. Perhaps the biggest shock in the book? Canseco says he never slept with Madonna. They made out in her Manhattan apartment one night, he claims, but that's as far as it went.

posted on Feb, 6 2005 @ 02:12 PM
I heard about this on sportscenter this morning. The said something about him claiming to have shot up McGwire during his record breaking season.

posted on Feb, 6 2005 @ 02:18 PM
this is the first i have heard of this book, and what i posted is all that i know about it....sounds like it will be ugly when it hits the fan

posted on Feb, 6 2005 @ 02:24 PM
The ESPN article doesn't mention it, maybe ia mis-heard this morning


posted on Feb, 6 2005 @ 03:20 PM
Jose Canseco's book hasn't hit bookstores yet, but it is already creating quite the stir throughout Major League Baseball, as the former slugger outs several players as steroid users, including his former teammate, Mark McGwire.

"Hoo boy," one top major-league executive told the New York Daily News. "This is going to be bad."
According to the report, Canseco claims he introduced steroids to the game and injected McGwire in the rear end numerous times in clubhouse bathroom stalls.

"Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big" doesn't stop there.


posted on Feb, 7 2005 @ 07:10 PM
if what canseco says isn't true i would expect a slew of lawsuits over his book,

White House: Bush not aware of steroid abuse during time with Rangers

February 7, 2005
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush was not aware of any steroid use by Texas Rangers players while he was a team executive, the White House said Monday.

In his upcoming book, Jose Canseco said he introduced Rafael Palmeiro, Ivan Rodriguez and Juan Gonzalez to steroids after being traded to Texas in 1992, the New York Daily News reported. Canseco said Bush, the Rangers' managing partner at the time, must have known about the drugs.

White House press secretary Scott McClellan said he spoke to Bush about alleged steroid use.

``If there was, he was not aware of it at the time,'' McClellan said.

``He has recognized, for some time now, that steroids is a growing problem in professional sports, particularly Major League Baseball,'' he said. ``That's why the president has made addressing the issue a priority in his administration.''

Canseco's book, ``Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big,'' is scheduled for release by Regan Books on Feb. 21. A company spokesman has said the date might be moved up.

Palmeiro, now playing for Baltimore, disputed Canseco's claim.

``I categorically deny any assertion made by Jose Canseco that I used steroids,'' Palmeiro said in a statement. ``At no point in my career have I ever used steroids, let alone any substance banned by Major League Baseball.

``As I have never had a personal relationship with Canseco, any suggestion that he taught me anything, about steroid use or otherwise, is ludicrous. We were teammates and that was the extent of our relationship. I am saddened that he felt it necessary to attempt to tarnish my image and that of the game I love.''

Gonzalez's agent, Alan Nero, said, ``Our immediate reaction is we feel sorry for Jose, that he felt he had to do this for whatever reason. And we feel badly for everyone he implicated in this.

``Juan has never used steroids and has never been in favor of their use. And, in fact, in 2000, when Major League Baseball did its survey, Juan was in favor of testing and was one of only two players that volunteered to be tested at that time,'' Nero said.

Rodriguez signed with Detroit last season. Tigers president Dave Dombrowski said the team had no comment on the report.

Canseco also claims he injected former Oakland teammate Mark McGwire with steroids. McGwire has denied using steroids.

``I have always told the truth and I am saddened I continue to face this line of questioning,'' McGwire told the Daily News.

posted on Feb, 8 2005 @ 06:20 PM
i'm sure in the next few weeks we will be hearing a lot about this book, i don't think i will ever read it

Ivan Rodriguez denies using steroids

February 8, 2005
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Detroit Tigers catcher Ivan Rodriguez denied accusations by Jose Canseco that he used steroids while playing for the Texas Rangers.

Canseco says in his upcoming book he introduced Rodriguez, Rafael Palmeiro and Juan Gonzalez to steroids after being traded to Texas in 1992, the Daily News of New York reported Sunday.

``I'm in shock,'' Rodriguez told local El Nuevo Dia newspaper for Tuesday's editions. ``He is saying things that aren't true, and it hurts me a lot that he would say things like that because I've always had a lot of respect for him, and I've even helped him many times when things weren't going well for him.''

Gonzalez and Palmeiro also have denied using steroids.

Canseco's book, ``Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big,'' is scheduled for release by Regan Books on Feb. 14.

posted on Feb, 9 2005 @ 05:10 PM
It's on Sportscenter again right now, but they are saying pretty much exactly what theysaid last night, I'm sick of it already...

posted on Feb, 23 2005 @ 09:26 AM
the latest report is that jose canseco will take a lie detector test on pay per view tv, he must be really hard up for cash to sink to such a level, i can think of many uses i could put my hard earned money to instead of watching him take the test

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