man," he says.
Jose Canseco gets
advice from people you wouldn't believe.
appears on the edge of getting in some serious trouble," Denny McLain told
the San Francisco Chronicle in May 1989.
Vida Blue said,
"He needs to sell that car and buy a Volvo. It looks like a crack dealer's
didn't start playing baseball until he was 12. He never collected baseball
cards, and he didn't grow up saying novenas to Teddy Ballgame and Stan the Man.
As such, he has no qualms about making baseball squirm. An effective way to do
that is to rip Babe Ruth.
used to use a 60-ounce bat," Canseco says. "That tells you all you need
to know about the pitching then. You couldn't take a 60-ounce bat up to the
was watching some old films of Ruth, and you know what he did? He stepped up
twice during a pitch and hit a ball out. How fast could the pitches have been
Last season, when
Canseco became the first player to break the 40-40 barrier, someone asked
Mickey Mantle if he could have done it. Mantle replied that yes, had he known
people were going to make such a big deal of it, he would have done it a few
times. Canseco was galled.