"Juiced" and a pathetic admission.
Okay here it is. The first book I ever have ever bought on the day it came out is "Juiced" by Jose Canseco. People are saying that you shouldn't buy this book because it feeds the steriod witch hunt and puts money in the pocket of a guy who's only out for a buck. Whatever. Let's put it out up front: I do not care who he claims did steroids. It's his word against theirs and I won't put a bit of faith in what he says. I bought this book because it should be one of the most delightfully retarded reads ever. My AIM away messages are filled with gems from this wonderful gentleman, who as far as I'm concerned is one of the most quoteable players ever. I plan on giving a full and complete review once I finish (which should be the end of the week, given the reading level of this thing) but here's a teaser for the two of you who can't wait:
Jose on Mark McGwire's "All-American Athlete" status in the late 80's:
"It's great to have that kind of backing from America. You are set. You can never do anything wrong. You could rob a bank while raping a cheerleader and nothing would happen to you."
All that from a book that reads like a cross between a Seventeen magazine and self-help book. This just might end up being the best book I have ever read.
In other news you know it's the offical start of spring training when the first Ken Griffey Jr. comeback/big season article rears it's head. Gentleman. Start your boners.