Jose Canseco has apparently decided to name as many juicy names in his new book as he possibly can.
This New York Daily News article says that Canseco, in his new tell-all book, will say that he injected Mark McGwire with steroids "in the rear end numerous times in clubhouse bathroom stalls."
According to the Daily News article, Canseco also says he watched Giambi and McGwire inject each other with 'roids, and that after being traded to the Texas Rangers, he taught Pudge Rodriguez, Rafael Palmeiro, and Juan Gonzalez how to use 'roids.
From the Daily News article:The longtime Oakland star, who made a brief appearance with the Yankees in 2000, claims he introduced steroids to the game and injected fellow Bash Brother Mark McGwire in the rear end numerous times in clubhouse bathroom stalls.
He also describes watching disgraced Yankee slugger Jason Giambi and McGwire injecting each other when they both played with the Oakland A's, and says he personally taught All-Star and potential Hall of Famers Ivan (Pudge) Rodriguez, Rafael Palmeiro and Juan Gonzalez to use 'roids after he was traded to the Texas Rangers in 1992.
Canseco claims the team's general managing partner at the time - an aspiring politician named George W. Bush - had to have been aware that his players were using performance-enhancing drugs but did nothing about it.
The NYDN article says that Jose thinks that 'roids are great for baseball, and everyone should use 'em:The book is an homage to steroids, and Canseco says that he not only used them, but that all players should. He concedes that kids shouldn't use them and no one should abuse the muscle-building drugs, but Canseco practically offers a how-to guide to steroids and human growth hormone.
He also says he never would have made it to the major leagues - much less become the 1988 American League MVP - without their help.
I'll say this for ol' Jose -- he's always been entertaining. I still chuckle when I remember him leaving a loaded handgun on the seat of his unlocked Ferrari when he went to a doctor's appointment. Or the time when he was pulled over for speeding in the middle of the night and the cop wrote him up for going 95, and Jose signed the ticket, crossed off "95" and wrote in "135" and told the cop, "That's how fast I was really going."