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The Alchemist is right again

Posted on: January 12, 2010 4:16 pm
He's not a good guy.

He's kind of a rat fink.

He's not someone you can embrace.

But, once again, Jose Canseco, the original high profile baseball Alchemist, is dead on right.

Remember, it was Canseco who first wrote in his book "Juiced" that he injected Mark McGwire with steroids in a bathroom stall. McGwire denied the claim then and now.

Canseco looks truthful and not just about McGwire. Almost every slugger Canseco has accused of using performance enhancing drugs has been linked to them.

Canseco is the biggest and arguably the sole reason why we know who's used and who hasn't. He got the steroid ball rolling.

Is Canseco a good guy? No, he's a rat, and no one likes rats.

But he's been right on almost everything and everything when it comes to baseball and steroids.

The Alchemist strikes again.
Category: MLB
Tags: Jose Canseco

Since: Jun 17, 2009
Posted on: January 14, 2010 3:03 pm

The Alchemist is right again

McGuire never lied about steroids.  He continually said he was not going to talk about the past.  Everyone suspected that he took them but he never said yes or no.  Now he has stated that he used, but didn't inject with Jose in the bathroom stalls.  If it comes out that they did inject each other, then you can come out and say he lied.

Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2010 11:43 am

The Alchemist is right again

Didn't finish my thought.  That comment was about the fences being moved in which did inflate McGwire's numbers...and everyone elses.  McGwire was fun to watch during the HR chases, but he cheated and lied about it.  And he's still lying about it.  I still love baseball, but it's very disturbing to know that Jose Canseco has become the voice of reason, the rat, the truthsayer, and the honest man in the incredible and historic sport of baseball.

Since: Nov 16, 2007
Posted on: January 14, 2010 11:36 am

The Alchemist is right again

You don't have to be an athiest to believe that that the story of Jesus is largely fiction. That just makes you not a Christian. What Canseco did was the equivilent of taking a friend to a whore house, and then telling his wife. Canseco is clearly telling the truth, but he is not a good guy.

Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2010 11:33 am

The Alchemist is right again

Wow, the first comment I read that didn't bash McGwire!

Since: Mar 27, 2008
Posted on: January 14, 2010 11:12 am

The Alchemist is right again

So so so true. I hate Mcgwire then as I do now. A lying sack of shit who told a tiny portion of the truth to get some writers off his back so he can be a hitting coach for the Cardinals. To the poster that said Canseco is like a kid in the second grade who tells the teacher I totally applaud that kid and you must have done a lot of cheating in your life. If a kid is being a bully or cheating another kid should tell the teacher. Not being afraid to tell the truth is the only way to truly be brave. While not tattling on everything is important and you don't want to be that kid or person who is constantly preaching, if someone is doing something seriously wrong he should be told on.I teach my son that every day. Fitting in and letting cheaters cheat will only lead to more ignorance and society's downfall. THE TRUTH!!! TELL THE TRUTH!!!

Since: Jan 14, 2010
Posted on: January 14, 2010 8:18 am

The Alchemist is right again

You are dead right on this one. Just look at Bonds when he played for the Pirates. Looked like a skinny kid. These players not only hurt the game but kept a lot of players that were not using drugs from being recognized as great and being considered for the Hall of Fame. I also long for the days of the 70's and 80's when beer and smokes were the big vices

Since: Sep 24, 2008
Posted on: January 14, 2010 8:14 am

The Only Truth Teller

Who do you like better? The guy that lies to you and then continues to lie to you or the guy who has the guts to finally tell everybody the truth. Maybe if MLB was actually doing their job they wouldn't have put all their athletes in this position. Put blame on Selig and Fehr too. When I read "Juiced" it all sounded believable. Canseco was so matter-of-fact in the way he wrote it, it really didn't sound made up to me. I beleived it from the beginning. Then when they all got together in Congress, that confirmed to me Canseco was the only one telling the truth. Give him credit for saving the sport. Stop calling him a "Rat." Someone had to do what he did and it took a lot of guts. If a "Rat" does something for the greater good, shouldn't that count? Without Canseco, we'd probably still be looking at phony athletes and stats.

Since: Jun 5, 2009
Posted on: January 14, 2010 1:23 am

The Alchemist is right again

REMEMBER WHAT THEY DID TO THE LAST MAN WHO DID NOT MAKE A MISTAKE. THEY HUNG HIM ON A CROSS I'm sorry: but not only is this completely irrelevant...

unicorns aren't real-
Best reply I've read in a while.  5 stars.

As for the blog entry itself....I can't imagine many people seriously doubting Canseco in the first place.  Every person he accused that admits it just puts another support beam in the construct of a story he's told.  I can't think of a reason to doubt a word the man says in regards to steroids.  If he were to come out tomorrow and say that Tony La Russa took 'em, I'd not be able to point out a reason to distrust him.

Since: Jan 9, 2009
Posted on: January 13, 2010 10:55 pm

The Alchemist is right again

Thank you Mr. Freeman, for your attempt at giving Jose Canseco some well deserved credit on the issue of outing baseball's  robber barons. I can't argue with the fact that Jose Canseco is just as guilty as the more successful hitters he injected with steroids, but hypocrisy is a greater crime than enhancement. His character should not matter. If a prostitute witnessess a murder, should her/his eye witness account be critisized because people don't like the fact that he/she is a prostitute? Look, Canseco did what many people (including political leaders) in our milktoast society refuse to do--stand up boldly and tell the truth in spite of the media's attempt to color the story and cloud the issue. Keep it simple--Jose Canseco is no more a "rat fink " than the average citizen who alerts authorities about drug deals and robberies that would otherwise go unreported. The truth is paramount Mr. Freeman, and none of us that seek truth and justice are without flaws. Childlike name calling only serves to cloud the issue...which is finally being addressed in baseball. Thank You Jose, maybe baseball fans will soon enjoy the game again without doubting the integrity of it's players. 

Since: Dec 28, 2009
Posted on: January 13, 2010 8:14 pm

The Alchemist is right again

no honor amongst thieves

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