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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2005

    Read it and Love it. Excellent!

    I played baseball in College and was always taking a back seat to all the big guys, those that obviously juiced. I was a slim player with a .738 batting average. i played at Rollins College and was drafted number 126 by the Boston red sox. I never played for them, I never made it to AAA, always in AA because of my size. I did view the hypocracy of the sport and business when I saw many of my peers moving into AAA because of their size and not their numbers. It was obvious that the slim guy had no chance. Hard work meant little. I finally at age 35 feel vindicated by this book. I still remember the scouts telling me that size would have put me on any starting roster in the majors. Someone has to highlight all those poor souls who played by the rules, who never quite landed or were drafted by any team. Baseball must now start to look at hard workers not a big juicers. I'm happy today, I'm not a millionaire but I have a healthy life thanks to God and my work ethic. Thanks Jose, this book is a long time overdue. Atleast someone had the cohones to write about it. You are a role model.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2005

    Injection Crisis !

    Call him what you want, but Mr. Canseco makes us think about half truths! Instead of using the 50 - 50 rule, after you read Juiced, you'll agree it's more 80% to 20% that the powers that be in Major League Baseball didn't care as long as baseball was making money. In your face, confident, no holding back writing! Mr. Canseco delivers more than enough information to question how baseball and the owners conduct business without looking at their 40 man roster. As a hugh baseball fan, I can't possibly look at baseball superstars the same way again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2005

    Insightful

    While Canseco is a questionable person off the field, there is no reason to doubt his word on the field. Canseco is a borderline Hall of Famer. Do we question Jim Bouton when he writes of the drunkenness and womanizing in baseball that took place beyond the eyes of the public? No! Therefore, we need to give Canseco time to watch his story unfold. Amen!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2005

    It Doesn't Pay To Believe In Anyone

    The book is good, but in my point of view-sad. I grew up idolizing the 'Bash Brothers', Canseco in particular. I took many a school yard beating defending him from jerks telling me he was 'a walking 'roid'. Turns out the jerks knew what they were talking about. His personal endorsement of everyone 'smartly' using 'roids is disturbing and his unappologetic nature disgusting. Reading this book, however entertaining it may be, reminds me of the Rose book. Two men, idols to many, with grand thoughts of delusion in their own pitiful heads. It's why neither will get into the Hall, no matter what their numbers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2005

    Give Canesco Credit...

    I'm not a huge Jose Canseco fan. But, although it may not have been his goal, he definitely deserves credit for forcing baseball -- and the country -- to give serious attention to the steroid problem that is transforming our national pastime. Way to come clean, Jose. A nice antidote to the scandal is Tom Stanton's book on a hero of a different time: Hank Aaron and the Home Run That Changed America.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2005

    I believe him.

    Let me say i thought this book was awesome. I grew up loving this guy when I was a kid. Some parts of the book I actually feel bad for the guy. The way the media portrayed him. It was just truly unfair. I respect the man for having the balls to come out and let (US) the public know what exactly is going on in baseball and other sports today. Before I read this book I had a feeling that guys like McGwire,Sosa,Palmerio, and Pudge were juiced. I mean LOOK AT THEM. Canseco only clears it up by coming out public because if it wasn't for guys like Canseco we would never know what's going on. Owners hid it from us because they were all making money and to me is a shame. So my whole thing is if you juiced up, just admit it. It's obvious as it is anyways. And its also a shame that MLB kicked him up of baseball the way they did with just being 38hr shy of 500 and a chance to get into the Hall of Fame just because he was educating other players on roids and in many ways costing MLB more money for salaries. And the charity work he does is awesome and the media wouldnt let us know that of course. So all Im saying is dont believe the media because they only say what they want us to believe and its not fair to guys like Canseco but overall this was worth the 25 bucks and one hell of a read. Thanks Jose for speaking the truth because no one else would.

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