Mike Wallace on roids come on!
Canseco's new book is out. Canseco said he provided steroid dealer info to ARod. Also said ARod wanted to bang his wife.
Mike Wallace on roids come on!
Canseco is an opportunist and a scumbag, and one of the lowest human beings on earth. But he does know the underground steroid drug culture extremely well. His 1st book was widely criticized but it was dead on, his credibility on this topic is very high.
You cant just dismiss Canseco as a crackpot, you at least have to listen with a raised ear.
So who decided to edit the book? The same guy that edited the OJ Simpson, "If I did it" book.Former Sports Illustrated associate editor Don Yaeger, who had initially planned on collaborating on Jose Canseco's next book, has decided against working with the former slugger, according to a published report.
"I'm passing," Yaeger told the New York Daily News. "I had a chance to review the Jose Canseco [material] that he provided me. I don't think there's a book there. I don't know what they're going to do. I don't think he's got what he claims to have, certainly doesn't have what he claims to have on A-Rod. There's no meat on the bones."
Canseco might be a scumbag, but he's had the steroid era correct the entire time. The people he's named in the past were all either guilty (Giambi, Palmerio), or so obvious users that it's not even funny (McGwire, Pudge, Juan Gonzalez). So I think just to turn a blind eye to what he's saying here would be wrong.
In no way does his word alone good enough to start giving A-Rod the Bonds treatment, there has to be something to corroborate his story. But I wouldn't doubt for a second that A-Rod is on something.
So if I setup a meeting with a drug dealer for you, I guess it will be just for you to ask how things are going?You do know that he never said A-Rod is on something in his book, right?
Either way, when a respected editor looks at the material and says, "I don't think he's got what he claims to have, certainly doesn't have what he claims to have on A-Rod" I honestly don't know how anyone can take it seriously. Especially when the editor that agreed to do it is the same guy that edited the "If I did it" book.
A conversation where A-Rod asked Canseco about his Drug Dealer isn't on the same level of "shock value" as personally injecting Mark McGwire (And other players) with Steroids which he claimed to do in Juiced. Thus, I could see a disapointed editor when there was a lot less substance to the second book then the first one. It however, doesn't make what Canseco said false.
Why did he not want to publish the sequal? Because a conversation where A-Rod asked Canseco about his Drug Dealer doesn't constitute a book as it's only about 5 pages (max) of content and the rest around it is filler.
Not to mention, there are other things in this book from what I've heard. I believe he mentions personally injecting Magglio Ordonez (after trying to bribe him) and I think there's another name in the book, along with a conspiracy that ESPN and other news outlets have been covering this up. If what Canseco says is true, that's pretty "shocking."
Here's the problem for Canseco. He shot his wad in the first book and now needs more money. He wrote everything he had in the first book, and now is grasping for straws. A legitimate editor saw this immediately. A guy that edited "If I did it" is also hoping to get some money. A sucker will waste his money on it.