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Some guys never learn August 15, 2006

Posted by daveintexas in sports.

Jose Canseco, starting pitcher for the Long Beach Armada.

Long suffering idiots Rangers fans will remember the night Jose gave up 3 runs on 2 hits and 3 walks.  May 29, 1993.

They also remember a few nights earlier, he lost a Carlos Martinez fly ball in the lights, and it hit him in the head and went over the fence.  Home run.


(little known funny.  The soccer team Harrisburg Heat offered him a contract after that).

And we remember that as a result of his pitching debut, he screwed up his arm, underwent surgery, and was out for the rest of the season.


1. MadfishWillie - August 15, 2006

Dave, correct me if I’m wrong, but I think after the pitching debacle, his career went straight into the shitter and he never amounted to much after that. Too obad he turned into a total joke – at one time he was a monster of a player.

2. kevlarchick - August 15, 2006

Nothing was finer than smacking that boy down when the Reds swept the As in the World Series eons ago.

3. daveintexas - August 15, 2006

MFW, he was out for a while, or on again/off again DL. He did something a few years later with the Blue Jays, 40-something home runs and a bunch of stolen bases, but no one was paying attention because McGwire and Sosa were having that home run race.

Very talented ball player who got screwed up with money and glory. Happens all the time.

4. daveintexas - August 15, 2006

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