• New Canseco Book Due Opening Day

    Posted by on December 30th, 2007 · Comments (2)

    From the Post

    José Canseco has inked a deal to publish a sequel to his blockbuster steroid tell-all, “Juiced,” his lawyer said.

    “It will be an unjaundiced view, without the rose-colored glasses that [The Mitchell Report] obviously put on,” said Robert Saunooke, Canseco’s attorney.

    As reported by The Post earlier this month, the former major leaguer and admitted steroid user humbly calls the new tome “Vindicated.”

    It comes some three years after “Juiced” hit shelves with steroids charges against players like Jason Giambi, who went on to be named in the Mitchell Report.

    The new book will hit shelves on baseball’s Opening Day this coming spring.

    Saunooke said the sequel is set to be published by Penguin Books and will be co-written by former Sports Illustrated reporter Don Yaeger.

    Saunooke declined to discuss any big players named or any big details revealed in the book, but said that it would be a more complete version of the Mitchell Report, which stunned the nation with steroid allegations against the likes of Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte.

    Saunooke said when former Sen. George Mitchell initially began his investigation, he contacted Canseco and Saunooke, who provided “tons of information and background” on steroid use in Major League Baseball.

    I suspect that Canseco will probably have a whole chapter on the 2000 Yankees.

    Comments on New Canseco Book Due Opening Day

    1. December 30th, 2007 | 7:09 pm

      There were no steroid allegations against Pettitte. The NY Post is in error stating this. Regarding the 2000 Yankees, I checked through the Radomski/McNamee report (aka the Mitchell Report), and I see only one Yankee who’s alleged to have used or bought during that year, which is Roger Clemens. (Justice I believe was mentioned which I’ll address).Any other names who might have played on that team were not accused of buying or using during that year. (I’m not counting Canseco although I didn’t see anything in the report about him in that year). There’s one reference to Denny Neagle possibly doing something in the latter half of that season however, the report states that Denny Neagle always paid by check. Copies of all his checks are in the report and none are before 2001. Neagle reportedly met either Radomski or McNamee at at club and later told him he was looking for some stuff. Radomski/McNamee said Neagle mentioned an interest sometime in 2000, but they didn’t state he purchased anything from him at that time. And, the checks written by Neagle don’t show up in 2000. One New York reporter–without mentioning the dated checks in the record from Neagle, has already put forth that an illegal Neagle illegally deprived the Red Sox of their rightful position ahead of the Yankees that year. It’s easy to say unless you see what’s in the Radomski/McNamee report which was turned over to the Mitchell group. That year may also have included David Justice–so he would’ve been the second accused of having bought or used that year. (supposedly hgh, not steroids). Again, Radomski says Justice paid by check and he cashed the check. But there is no canceled check in existence. Justice has mentioned this as well.The same thing applies in the case of GlenAllen Hill. He was mentioned in passing in the updated Grimsley thing released after Mitchell, but no records exist of his purchase until after he left the Yankees. He denies using as well.

    2. JohnnyC
      December 31st, 2007 | 9:11 am

      Don’t confuse the media with actual facts.

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