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February 19, 2005

Like Peas in a Pod...

I've yet to read Jose Canseco's new book, but when I heard Allen Barra - as credible a source as any - say it wasn't worth the read, I pretty much marked it off my list. The reason being? Jose Canseco is about as great a truth-teller as Michael Moore. Funny then, that Slate's Bryan Curtis should give the man even an ounce of respect. At the same time, it's not all that surprising that the increasingly-erratic Andrew Sullivan should quote Curtis' review.

Is this supposed to be Sullivan's way of taking a shot at professional sports? Is he suggesting that there's a lot of homoeroticism in professional sports?

I would say that Sullivan has become a collosal bore (give him a week or two), but he's dead-on concerning Larry Summers.

Posted by Matt at February 19, 2005 07:19 PM

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homoerotic is just something non-athletes say about athletes to make themselves feel better (twist on jim carrey in "Liar, Liar")

steroids is a big problem. no homoeroticism going on. has anyone seen a disabled toilet with diaper changing platform? those are big rooms! I'm not picturing little tiny toilet stalls. This is not a gay thing...far far from it. I think the slate writer may know better too. But what a great way to bring down a "Macho Man"...just call him gay. Those things really do get under the skin of a 'roid raging Latino. Maybe that's all the writer wanted to do, make fun of Canseco for being the idiot he is.

(regardless of whether he told the truth (I think so) or not, he's an idiot)

these guys just want to get better...and the temptation is great. to go from home run hitter to record breaking hitter. to go from AA to MLB. Or as I faced (and in '97-'98 took creatine legally and not steroids), go from college to pro. I didn't take that jump. Felt my mind was going to do better for me in life than my arm in single A or maybe AA ball.

The temptation is there though. What I'd give now that I'm still young at 28 to be in camp right now and not at my computer in a florecent office. Clear, bright, sun shiny day here in Orlando, no baseball for me :(

anyone got canseco's number???? i need a job change!

Posted by: skibrian at February 21, 2005 01:23 PM