Mighty 1090 is reporting that Jose Canseco is playing baseball for the San Diego Surf Dawgs this season! He'll be DH, but the big trick... He will be coming out of the bullpen as a relief pitcher throwing a knuckleball.
How awesome is this? Let me count the ways...
- It's f_cking Jose Canseco.
- It's Jose Canseco playing with independent league ballplayers.
- It's Jose Canseco throwing a knuckleball
I'm about to throw up from the shock to my system. The sheer volume of delight. I'm so delighted. I can not wait to see Juiced himself. I have to buy the book now. I have to get an autograph. I'm freaking out. I'm so excited. I'm so excited.
I'm going to admit to you this... Back in the day... when Li'l Dex was in middle school out in La Mesa, California, Li'l Dex was really into the A's. I'm not even sure I knew what I was talking about when I gushed over them, but I loved Rickey Henderson. I thought it was awesome how they had Canseco and Mark McGwire. I loved when Rickey came to San Diego (all three times) and now, having Canseco... In San Diego... Playing for the Surf Dawgs... I'm completely flabbergasted.
Please, wear this outfit. Please Please Please Please.
Update [2006-6-29 23:13:19 by Dex]: They're saying that part of the deal secures Canseco a clothing line! CLOTHES! CANSECO! My brain is exploding.
Update [2006-6-29 23:30:53 by Dex]: ESPN has the story. From the article: "The GBL is essentially baseball's lowest rung." That's a little rude. I kinda enjoyed the games last season.