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    Retired slugger says he plans to write tell-all book

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    A day after announcing his retirement from baseball, Jose Canseco told ESPN Radio's Dan Patrick that he plans to write a tell-all book that will "name names" about Major League Baseball regarding women, steroids and more.

    Canseco did not say whether or not he took steroids. He did acknowledge, however, that it's fair to say that steroids revolutionized baseball during his era.

    Hampered by injuries in recent years, the former AL MVP retired 38 homers shy of the 500 mark he'd hoped to reach to bolster his Hall of Fame chances.

    The 37-year-old Canseco finished 22nd on the career list with 462 home runs. He was the first to hit 40 homers and steal 40 bases in a season, and he's one of only nine players in history with 400 home runs and 200 stolen bases.

    "I know he wanted to get to 500 home runs, but that's not important. He should still be proud of himself," Mets catcher Mike Piazza said. "He really did a lot to further the game and raise the bar for all the players today."

    A career .266 hitter, he finishes with 1,407 RBI and 200 stolen bases in 1,887 games with Oakland, Texas, Boston, Toronto, Tampa Bay, the New York Yankees and the White Sox.

    His numbers would be even more gaudy if not for the injuries. Canseco spent time on the disabled list in seven of his last 10 seasons, mostly with back problems.

    Most recently, he'd been playing at Triple-A Charlotte. He was hitting .172 with five home runs and nine RBI in 18 games.

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    Go to www.espn.com there is an audio interview w/Canseco.

    Interesting. He is very candid and honest yet at the same time acting like a vindictive, immature man.

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    Bulb on the tree, Knife in the drawer, and many other idioms similar are oft used to describe Mr. Canseco. Because of that, he is an interesting interview.

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    If he kept playing with minors with Charlotte Knights they would have been in Rochester in early June. I was going to at least one those games.

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    Man, those late 80's A's teams were something else!

    I've never seen a homerun leave a park faster than the ones Canseco hit back in the day...He was pretty good, but he declined quickly...
    Can't stop...addicted to the shindig...

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    I'll always remember him as the guy that got hit on the head with a home run ball when he was with the Rangers.
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    Originally posted by Dan Halen:
    I'll always remember him as the guy that got hit on the head with a home run ball when he was with the Rangers.
    Man, talk about an infamous "high"light...Like I said, he declined quickly...
    Can't stop...addicted to the shindig...

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    Originally posted by Dan Halen:
    I'll always remember him as the guy that got hit on the head with a home run ball when he was with the Rangers.
    bet he leaves that outta the book...
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