Rafael Palmero used Steroids AND Viagra? Look out ladies!
Seriously though, Jose needs to remember people only know him because of his baseball fame, nobody cares that he used to bang madonna or that he had a ferrari or two. He's burnign every bridge he may have had, and for what? A few grand in book publishing money?
Looks like his "wina date with Jose" on Ebay was only the begining of his selling his soul for a buck.
Jose Conseco is wrong you don't need steroids to be a baseball player. Look at all the greats Ty Cobb,Pete Rose,Babe Ruth and others. Also look at up and comers Derek Jeter and A-rod. They don't use steroids and they're good players.
I have no respect for people who use steroids regardles if they hit 700 homruns or 7 home runs. People who use steroids are an imbarresment to the game.
when your staring death in the eye kick him in the balls and run, run like you've never run before
Originally posted by JayJayDean I'd never heard the Canseco version of the story, though.
Does it involve him racing to tell Ripken while running a 4.39 40 in doing so?
(EXPLANATION: One of the many things out of Canseco's mouth over the years was his claim that at a University of Miami combine in the mid-80s, Canseco claims to have run a sub-4.4 time in the 40 yard dash, which for perspective is cornerback/Olympic sprinter speed)
I caught a preview of Canseco's 60 Minutes interview on Sportscenter last night. In his book, he apparently says that he injected Mark McGwire "many times", or at least some words to that effect. But on the interview with Mike Wallace, he first says he injected McGwire twice, and then later claims, "once or twice for sure." A little backtracking by Jose already. I sure hope the rest of his allegations fall apart this quickly, but somehow I don't think that they will.
You guys have got to be kidding me. That Canseco/Costner/Ripken story came from ESPN's Page 2. You know, the fake sports stuff? http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=schoenfield/050208 It's a joke about he's basically responsible for everything. Unless you think he gave Sammy Sosa his corked bat, helped the Red Sox win the World Series, made out with Tara Reid, and ran numbers for Pete Rose as well.
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Originally posted by Guru ZimI've been thinking about this for a bit, and I can't come up with an answer that I am satisfied with.
So - if he is telling the truth - what reason would he have had to keep silent?
Well, the only thing I can come up with is the whole "What happens here stays here" thing. Obviously, he's got nothing personal at risk with his statements. Given that he's already a confessed steroid and HGH user, why not have some financial gain from his reputation.
It's not like anyone that he accused will sue him. I would think it impossible to prove that something *didn't* happen. I'm not sure if that would be the burden of proof in a trial, but the fall out from going after him doesn't seem to offer much gain for any of the accused.
Supposedly the contract has a relatively small buyout clause, so while they get to send the message of committing to Ozzie for the long-term, if things don't turn around in a year or two he can be sent packing without much damage.