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The Cavalry say no to Canseco

By 23 January 2013 21

In a headline I never dreamed I’d write NineMsn have a story on baseball legend Jose Canseco’s flirtation with playing baseball in Canberra and the home team’s rejection of the advance.

We’re talking about a man who had a role in The Simpsons FFS!

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21 Responses to The Cavalry say no to Canseco
#1
pezza8:25 am, 24 Jan 13

Too bad it wasn’t Darryl Strawberry.

“Darryl, Darryl…”

#2
teddyhb8:29 am, 24 Jan 13

Having been on The Simpsons doesnt stop him from being a drug cheat. Are drug cheats are the kind of people you want representing Canberra?

#3
mezza768:41 am, 24 Jan 13

Agree with teddyhb. He was past it 10 years ago when he was on HGH. Having a bona fide drugs cheat as a way of getting publicity is not a good look for Australian Baseball. I’d rather Australia set itself up as a winter ball league destination and look to get some of the up and coming rookies.

#4
chewy148:45 am, 24 Jan 13

teddyhb said :

Having been on The Simpsons doesnt stop him from being a drug cheat. Are drug cheats are the kind of people you want representing Canberra?

Yes, yes we are.

#5
Chop7110:21 am, 24 Jan 13

Shane Warne?

#6
frontrow10:31 am, 24 Jan 13

Chop71 said :

Shane Warne?

Jose is 48 years old and been retired for more than a decade. A better comparison would be Ian Healy.

#7
johnboy10:31 am, 24 Jan 13

Bit unfair to heals!

#8
Chop7110:41 am, 24 Jan 13

johnboy said :

Bit unfair to heals!

totally unfair to heals.

Warnie want’s the beach, casino etc has a book and over rates himself like Canseco
Just give him 10 years and he will be wanting cage fights, saying baseball is easy etc.

#9
chewy1411:19 am, 24 Jan 13

frontrow said :

Chop71 said :

Shane Warne?

Jose is 48 years old and been retired for more than a decade. A better comparison would be Ian Healy.

Retired from the Major League but still playing. Baseball players often play well into their 40′s and no offence to the ABL, but it ain’t the majors.

I think Ian Healy would still be a handy grade cricketer too.

#10
Holden Caulfield11:24 am, 24 Jan 13

Get Keith Hernandez!

#11
mezza7611:52 am, 24 Jan 13

chewy14 said :

frontrow said :

Chop71 said :

Shane Warne?

Jose is 48 years old and been retired for more than a decade. A better comparison would be Ian Healy.

Retired from the Major League but still playing. Baseball players often play well into their 40′s and no offence to the ABL, but it ain’t the majors.

Players from the steriod era played well into their 40s which was more of a rare occurance from other eras when the rigours of the game diminished their production. Canseco is a serial drug offender – spending time in jail in 2003 for steriod use. He is the poster boy of what a disaster the steriod era was for MLB and the Australian league would do well to run a mile from it (indeed, MLB now owns the Australian league and im sure would be none too plussed should some of the old steriod war horses be picked up down here less they gain further publicity).

Oh and he’s batting 194/310/250 in 84 plate appearances. I’d bet Ian Healy could bat that.

#12
grump11:56 am, 24 Jan 13

is Babe available?

#13
astrojax12:47 pm, 24 Jan 13

grump said :

is Babe available?

likely ham and bacon by now…

#14
Erg09:30 am, 25 Jan 13

Say what you like, he still saved that old lady’s cat from a house fire.

#15
Erg09:36 am, 25 Jan 13

(Though they might be holding out for Honus Wagner, Cap Anson or Mordecai “Three Finger” Brown)

#16
Hoots McTaverna10:01 am, 25 Jan 13

“A Jose Canseco bat? Tell me you didn’t pay money for this!”

#17
DrKoresh12:55 pm, 25 Jan 13

Since when was there an Australian baseball league? It’s a dying sport in it’s home country, and we’re a cricket nation. I don’t see this going all that far.

#18
chewy141:39 pm, 25 Jan 13

DrKoresh said :

Since when was there an Australian baseball league? It’s a dying sport in it’s home country, and we’re a cricket nation. I don’t see this going all that far.

Dying? Hardly.

And for a cricket nation, we seem obsessed with making our cricket more and more like Baseball.

20/20 is poor man’s baseball. They could make it so much better by having designated hitters or 2 innings of 10 overs each.

As for the ABL, The Cavalry only need to win one game this weekend to make the finals and if results go their way they can still finish first for a home grand final series out at Narrabundah.

#19
DrKoresh2:33 pm, 25 Jan 13

chewy14 said :

DrKoresh said :

Since when was there an Australian baseball league? It’s a dying sport in it’s home country, and we’re a cricket nation. I don’t see this going all that far.

Dying? Hardly.

And for a cricket nation, we seem obsessed with making our cricket more and more like Baseball.

20/20 is poor man’s baseball. They could make it so much better by having designated hitters or 2 innings of 10 overs each.

As for the ABL, The Cavalry only need to win one game this weekend to make the finals and if results go their way they can still finish first for a home grand final series out at Narrabundah.

If you say so, but this thread is literally the first I’ve heard about the ABL and the Cavalry (our team, presumably?)

#20
chewy143:20 pm, 25 Jan 13

DrKoresh said :

If you say so, but this thread is literally the first I’ve heard about the ABL and the Cavalry (our team, presumably?)

How much do you hear about the Canberra Comets?

I think the Cavalry are averaging about 1200 fans at each home game. I’m not saying it’s massive or anything but they get an alright attendance.

#21
Kerryhemsley4:17 pm, 25 Jan 13

DrKoresh said :

chewy14 said :

DrKoresh said :

Since when was there an Australian baseball league? It’s a dying sport in it’s home country, and we’re a cricket nation. I don’t see this going all that far.

Dying? Hardly.

And for a cricket nation, we seem obsessed with making our cricket more and more like Baseball.

20/20 is poor man’s baseball. They could make it so much better by having designated hitters or 2 innings of 10 overs each.

As for the ABL, The Cavalry only need to win one game this weekend to make the finals and if results go their way they can still finish first for a home grand final series out at Narrabundah.

If you say so, but this thread is literally the first I’ve heard about the ABL and the Cavalry (our team, presumably?)

Where have you been hiding?

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