A quick look at the press surrounding Jose Cansecos new book, Vindicated: Big Names, Big Liars, and The Battle to Save Baseball, reveals one thing: Everybody hates Jose Canseco! Of course, many sports writers get a little hot when the game gets sullied, and the idea that this self-proclaimed whistle-blower is profiting off the mess is just too much for them. Mike Lupica of the Daily News calls him a world-renowned dancing bear. Wallace Matthews of Newsday.com says hes guilty of criminal impersonation of a writer. Sports Illustrateds Phil Taylor says he should have named the book Desperate: Another Attempt to Wring a Few More Bucks Out of the Same Old Subject. And it just goes downhill from there.
We, however, love this stuff. Shine on, you crazy diamond!
Thu., April 10, 7:30 p.m., 2008