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Jose Canseco Really, REALLY Wants To Get Into Film

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Our favorite aspect of this whole steroid era in baseball has to be that the grand whistleblower was Jose Canseco. Baseball was so dirty in the '90s that this meathead was the closest we have to a hero. It's kind of awesome. (We own one of these shirts, by the way.)

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Anyway, Mr. Hero is apparently being investigated for trying to extort players into investing in his "new film" so he won't mention them in his next book.

José Canseco, the former major league slugger and admitted steroid user who exposed other players in his 2005 best-selling book "Juiced," offered to keep Detroit Tigers outfielder Magglio Ordonez "clear" in his next book if the player invested money in a film project Canseco was promoting, according to a person in baseball with knowledge of the situation.

We have no doubt that his happened with Juiced ... it just turned out that everyone was on drugs anyway! Of course, it's worth noting that this film project would be totally freaking awesome.

Canseco Is Said To Seek Favor To Omit Name [New York Times]
Jose Canseco, Master Thespian [Deadspin]