Sunday evening one of my all-time favorite athlete-tweeters saw the movie Moneyball. Yes, this news is fairly boring since any athlete watching a movie is non-news and the fact that he would watch one about a sport is also not at all shocking.
No, it was more the implosion of tweets that spawned due to that athlete seeing the movie and entering a delusional world of being able to play Major League Baseball again at 47 years old. It’s amazing what steroids can do to the brain.
Wait, I didn’t mention the athlete was Jose Canseco?
Yes, the former MLB slugger and admitted steroid-user decided to take matters into his own hands and start asking for a few tryouts…and it wasn’t pretty.
A little creepy with the Billy Beane love, but fairly harmless nonetheless.
OK, slight creepier.
Sure you are. And I’m going to win a billion dollars. Kids, this is where we enter the delusional portion of this Twitter-plosion.
Yes, he actually put his email address on Twitter for all the world to see…except for Billy Beane who isn’t on Twitter.
“Logic” as performed by Jose Canseco. Don’t try this at home, you may hurt yourself.
So we’re over playing in Oakland now? That was fast. Guess Beane didn’t get your message? Shocking.
Are we still talking to the Red Sox or any team willing to listen?
Guys, there is a reason Jose Canseco is one of my favorites on Twitter. Case and point. Jose, really? You just compared yourself to a murderer and a child molestor. I think we need to start over.
I wasn’t the only one who took notice of Canseco’s pleas to be given another shot at the Majors. The Oakland Tribune actually interviewed Canseco regarding the tweets! A few Canseco quotes from the article:
“I’m trying my hardest and damndest. I can’t get anybody to give me a chance. I saw the movie “Moneyball”, and I was amazed at what Billy had to go through. I guess if you love something … that movie really got my juices flowing. I love baseball, people don’t know that about me. I miss it so much.”
Hehe…juices. Also, you PLAYED PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL. I’m pretty sure people know you love baseball, dude.
“You know what my dream would be? I would love to come out to the Oakland Coliseum again and take batting practice. If anything, just do that.”
Actually, I’m sure you could just rent the place out and hit a few balls. It would probably be less embarrassing?
“Actually it should work for me because that kind of stuff keeps me in shape,” Canseco said. “I try to stay in shape as much as possible, so I do the kick boxing, the MMA, celebrity boxing …”
Celebrity boxing. Just like playing Major League Baseball…except not at all.