Saturday, August 14, 2010

Jose Canseco Living In a Garage; Gets Hired As Coach & Designated Hitter

Jose Canseco may want to think of writing a new book or do something extraordinary in order to get out of the current streak of bad luck that he has hit. When Canseco was in his prime, he would date models and drive some of the world's most expensive cars. Nowadays it seems like he can't even afford a nice home.

The former Major League slugger has reportedly been evicted from his home and is currently living in a friend's garage. This is all coming from the popular tabloid website, TMZ, that still seems to treat Jose Canseco like a celebrity. The website is stating that the former Yankee missed two months of rent at a rented home.

On his Twitter page, Jose Canseco confirmed the rumors and admits that ever since his controversial book "Juiced" hit shelves, it has been downhill. He goes as far as to call himself "the modern day frankenstein."

The steroid abuser decided to play the blame game and points to Major League Baseball as the source of all his problems. He believes that they have aimed at destroying his life and apparently they succeeded.

Canseco is not shy to express what is currently going on. He expresses his desire to cry, but at the same time he believes that living in a garage is not too bad.

He says that he doesn't mind being poor again since that is how he was raised. But the may not last long as he is back in baseball.

Canseco_crop_358x243A Laredo Broncos Jose Canseco jersey as fans are ready to go and see the former Yankee in action again.

Do not fear. He is not back in the Major Leagues. Jose Canseco was just recently signed to a contract to become a designated hitter and a bench coach for the Laredo Broncos.

It is a short term contact that will only last the next two Laredo Bronco's homestand, according to the Associated Press.

Jose Melendez is currently serving as the Bronco's general manager and he issued a statement on the team's website on Jose Canseco's hiring. Melendez said, ""He felt baseball was over with. We're the ones who encouraged him to come back and return to the game of baseball and back to where his beloved fans can see him again."

Canseco was the mentor to many on steroid issues during his baseball career in the Majors, but now he will serve as a mentor to younger baseball players hoping to keep their dream alive of making it big.

The Bronco's are really excited about signing Jose Canseco that they even decided to state that his signing is the "biggest" in all of Independent League Baseball History.

Could this be a publicity stunt by Canseco to be on top of the world again? He was on a VH1 show a few years back and he could be looking for a comeback or a television show to make money again. Any type of spare change will be greatly appreciated by Canseco at this point.

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Not A Bum For Acting: Reviewing Derek Jeter's Cameo In "The Other Guys"

"The Other Guys" opened in theaters this past Friday starring Will Farrell and Mark Wahlberg. But the comedy film starred a very popular New York figure in Derek Jeter.

The Yankees short-stop has been on Saturday Night Live and is engaged to actress Minka Kelly, so the acting potential is all around him. There was a lot of hype building up to his acting debut in a blockbuster, but he failed to disappoint.

Derek Jeter has won MVP awards for Major League Baseball's World Series and All-Star Game respectively. With his role as himself and as a bum, Jeter could add an Oscar to his set of awards.

In the film, Mark Wahlberg's cop character is called "The Yankee Clipper", because of an incident where he shoots Derek Jeter in the dugout steps before a World Series game. Derek Jeter is on the ground and fans believe that Wahlberg caused them a championship.

Jeter's funnier scene occurs years later when Wahlberg and Jeter meet at Nathan's in Coney Island. Jeter is dressed as a bum and is on the streets due to the shooting that occurred years prior. When Derek Jeter is dressed as a bum, the audience bursts into tears of laughter as now there is a comedic Jeter on the screen alongside a hilarious Will Farrell.

MTV recently revealed that Adam McKay, one of the film's leading producers, was surprised with how prepared Jeter was for his role. The filming occurred not too long after the World Series and many believed that the Yankee Captain would be partying it up, but instead he was ready for his next job with his lines prepared.

"The Other Guys" has the audience in tears even before the Derek Jeter scenes. It is a hilarious movie that draws just about the same praise and comedy glory of Will Farrell's "Step Brothers."

It is definitely a must-see flick this Summer and New York fans will gladly enjoy the acting of their very own Derek Jeter.


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Breaking News: Derek Jeter Surpasses The Bambino On All-Time Hits List

The records keep on piling up for Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees. He entered the Yankees-Red Sox game on Sunday night tied with The Great Bambino, Babe Ruth, on the all-time career hits list. It came against a very familiar foe in the Boston Red Sox with Josh Beckett on the mound.

In the second inning, Derek Jeter walked up to the plate with great swagger like always. It seemed like there was no pressure on him, as he just lined a base hit up the middle of the field to simply surpass Babe Ruth. Not only did he add himself to a greater place in the record books, but he helped the Yankees get out in front.

On Jeter's second inning hit, Brett Gardner was able to score and the Yankees increased their lead on Boston to 2-0.

Down goes Lou Gehrig and down goes Babe Ruth! Derek Jeter is now within 126 hits of 3,000. It's not like he needs that to get into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, because with five World Series Championships and more than 2,500 hits, you are a lock in anyone's book.

Bombers' Banter predicts that Derek Jeter will pass that milestone in 2011 as a New York Yankee. He will not sign elsewhere and will accomplish that feat in his familiar pinstriped uniform.

Congratulations, Derek Jeter!

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Monday, August 2, 2010

Michael Kay and the Top Ten Fake Sports Twitter Accounts

Twitter is an easy way to connect with celebrities, family, and friends. Sports stars are among those that you can connect with on Twitter. Sometimes you can ask actual athletes on what is going on in their lives or what it is like playing a specific team.

Then there are cases where you want to speak to the real athlete, but instead you are faced with the fake athlete. Fake athletes and sports figures provide some of the best tweets. Most times they are funny.

Here are some of the funniest accounts.


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