As much of a joke as Jose Canseco often has been, he has been right on virtually everything he has said about steroids, and steroid users. And now the whistle-blower who exposed steroid use in MLB in his Juiced book is saying the anabolic drugs are overrated.
MLB’s first 40-40 man has landed with the Laredo Broncos of the United Baseball League, an independent league. He’s earning $500 a month as a DH and bench coach, and has four homers and 13 RBI in six games, and says he’s doing it without steroids.
“I will prove once and for all that steroids are completely overrated,” the 46-year-old Canseco tweeted yesterday.
One of his homers flew a reported 565 feet. Canseco also is campaigning for Hall of Fame voters to quit making steroid use an induction issue.
“Players should be inducted into the Hall of Fame that used steroids because they would have performed great,” Canseco wrote. “Put guys like Mark McGwire, Rafael Palmeiro, Sammy Sosa and Juan Gonzalez in the Hall of Fame. They are baseball . . . some of the greatest players ever.”