In his much-contested baseball expose “Juiced,” Canseco boasts that he popped hundreds of homers, stole bases, got rich, hung out with pop. Former MLB All-Star Jose Canseco wrote the definitive story on steroids with his book, Juiced. But when he shared his personal story with. And while you’d have a hard time convincing anyone who saw them a decade later, Canseco was actually the better player. In that ’88 season.

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Yeah, it’s a book written by a sports star, yeah, it was really quick and simple, but all the overbearing points I already heard through 6 months of sports radio talk. I feel like he was targeted by the MLB in a way that other athletes would never be targeted just because he was Cuban and I think that gives you a feel for what society was like back then.

Canseco made himself a guinea pig of the performance-enhancing drugs that were only just beginning to infiltrate the American underground. Set up a giveaway.

But it never bored me, and while Canseco’s never going to win a Pulitzer, he or his ghost writer isn’t embarrassing to read either. Sign Up for our Newsletter Don’t get stuck on the sidelines! I forced myself to read Moneyball despite my bitter, painful, deep-seated hatred of the A’s, specifically the height of the moneyball era A’s, and I love that book, so I had to do this.

You currently have no favorite teams. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Please check your inbox to confirm your email address and start receiving newsletters. I wanted to read the book, Juiced by Jose Canseco, because I felt that I needed to understand the steroid controversary in more detail. Hayhurst is a total sweetheart, and Canseco- well, you know. About A-Rod and everything. While Jose was a steroid user, Jose shows the benefits of steroid use and that he is just a normal guy like anyone else.

Big hitters strike out following accusations of steroid use”. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Despite the buzz that “Juiced” has received in recent weeks, Canseco’s book isn’t exactly a revelation.

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I guess my summation of this book is this: I have heard about the book because it was written by the pioneer of steroid use, Jose Canseco. It is amazing to see the people he intervenes with in this book and then to see what those other athletes went on to do in their career and see how many of them were caught doing steroids rather prior or following the release of the book. Canseco, like hundreds of other steakheads in the game today, is a big fucking cheater.

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He talks about going into bathrooms and shooting up steroids into himself and other teammates before games. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Relatedly, I was saddened but not surprised to find out that Will Clark was cold a Apparently I put off reading this so long that it’s actually relevant again. The Art of Winning an Unfair Game. Steroids do not make you write better. I guess I jumped on the Canseco bandwagon too late for this book to have a legitimate impact.

Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant ‘Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big by José Canseco

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I wanted to hear the juicy insights he had about some of my favorite players. There may be truth to some of that, but it all juiceed waved around like an indulgence from the pope. Return to Book Page.

Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant ‘Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big

At one moment he talks about baseball as if it is just a means to an end, then a few chapters later he treats the sport as if it is a religion. Professional athletes looking for an edge – juicef illegal edge – is as old as professional sports, cansecp things took a terrible turn in the late ‘s when a young Cuban immigrant named Jose Canseco broke into the big leagues with the Oakland A’s. Mr Canseco has quite an ego.


Perhaps I am a little too present-minded and traditional to see professional sports encouraging steroids. The book opened me to steroids in a way I never knew before.

Every time Canseco says he nuiced the only Latin or Cuban big league ballplayer in the 80s, Rafael Palmiero dies a canaeco bit. So at first when this book came out I was like, no way am I reading that!? Behind the gaudy stats and the glamour of his public life, Canseco cultivated a secret just about everyone in MLB knew about, one that would alter the game of baseball and the way we view our heroes forever.

Jose Canseco tells SI he wishes he never wrote ‘Juiced’

But it’s baseball’s dirty “s-word” that separates Canseco’s book from a mere vanity piece. In all, he played for seven different teams and ended his baseball career with a total of home runs. Sucked small Canseco balls. When you read it today in the post-steroid era, you really do see how much the owners, the union, and the fans all turned a very, very blind eye to the issues.

He claims in the introduction he is the god father and sole person who introduced steroids to the game of baseball and they are perfectly safe. And the only reason I’m even doing it now is because it popped up toward the top of my list today, and I happened to notice it. Still doesn’t diminish its importance, but yeah.

Today, this issue has crept out of the closet and burst into the headlines as players balloon to herculean proportions and hundred-year-old records are not only broken, but also demolished.