From the Daily News -
Jose Canseco may have some “other stuff” on Alex Rodriguez that he plans to use in his next book, but Joe Torre and Johnny Damon had some stuff of their own to offer yesterday when informed of Canseco’s latest comments.
Canseco, whose book, “Juiced,” detailed his use of steroids with Mark McGwire, Juan Gonzalez, Rafael Palmeiro, Pudge Rodriguez and others, wouldn’t say specifically whether his A-Rod info involved steroids or not, simply telling a Boston radio station on Friday, “Wait and see.”
Following yesterday’s game, Torre was disappointed to hear of Canseco’s comments and expressed concern about how much an impact they might have on A-Rod when the book is published.
“You worry about anything like that, because unfortunately, when people see it in print, they add credence to it. That’s the sad part about it,” Torre said. “It’s a shame, because when you play this game, you’d like to believe you play with some kind of respect. Obviously, Jose needs the money.”
Damon, who has played with A-Rod for the past two seasons but never shared a clubhouse with Canseco, rushed to the third baseman’s defense when informed of Canseco’s words.
“I just hope he thinks about not ruining someone’s life, marriage, or whatever he plans on doing,” Damon said. “If that’s what Jose Canseco wants to be remembered for, so be it.
“To me, Alex is a great teammate who will always respect the game, play the game right and work hard. He loves the game, so hopefully nothing that can ruin a family or something comes out. … Hopefully (Canseco will) think twice about it.”
Something tells me that this is not going to go away too soon.