Jose Canseco Returns to Major League Baseball -- to Sell Old Milwaukee Beer (Video)
South Florida's favorite 'roid-pushing, Twitter-pontificating baseball meathead has made a triumphant return to major league baseball: During the MLB All-Star Game on Monday night, the Kansas City TV market got to see Miami's son, Jose Canseco. The first 40-40 man in history was there, right in the middle of the telecast -- selling beer.
He did two spots for Old Milwaukee -- one was a locker room speech that tried to make Royals fans feel better about their '80s slump, saying the team wasn't slumping, "the rest of the world started cheating." In the other, he blabbers something about dragging baseball through the mud and having "stones." He wraps it up with "Old Milwaukee. It's back. Baseball's back. I'm back. Why not?"
They're funny, and you might be inclined to give Canseco some credit for being able to make fun of himself in a bout of uncharacteristic self-awareness. It becomes less funny when you realize that the guy was on six all-star teams and is now acting like a clown during the commercial breaks because the only other thing he has going for him is a spot on the disabled list of a Massachusetts baseball team.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss New Times Broward-Palm Beach's biggest stories.
- Coast Guard Ends Search for Missing Tequesta Teen Boaters; Families to Continue
Sun., Aug. 2, 1:05pm
Tue., Aug. 4, 6:35pm
Wed., Aug. 5, 6:35pm
Thu., Aug. 6, 6:35pm
- Anti-Flakka Campaign: "Don't Be a Guinea Pig"
- As of Today, Uber No Longer in Broward