jose-canseco-steroidsJose Canseco feels sorry for so many things these days.

He’s sorry he had used steroids. He’s sorry that he has now nonexistent testosterone in his system due to his steroid use. He’s sorry he tried to smuggle into California the fertility drug he bought from Mexico to normalize his hormone levels. And most of all he’s sorry he wrote Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant ‘Roids, Smash Hits & How Baseball Got Big. And sorrier when he wrote a sequel to Juiced, which he titled Vindicated: Big Names, Big Liars, and the Battle to Save Baseball. Vindicated, many say didn’t tell that much, and that’s a great disappointment from a supposed to be tell-all book.

Canseco said he should have never written those books with kilometric titles, and that he missed the friendship he had with former teammates, particularly Mark McGwire.

“I never realized this was going to blow up as big and hurt so many people,” Canseco said in a new television special.

“The more I think about it the more I realize how wrong it was.”

Well, we’d like the front seat when Canseco says sorry to McGwire up close and personal. We’d like to know for sure if McGwire can still hit as fast and as hard as he did during his days with the Cardinals.

A scathing article from AP:

If the old Canseco made you queasy, the new one is simply sickening.

Tune in if you want to hear Canseco talk about being depressed and wanting to be left alone; watch his meeting with a doctor to try to return his testosterone levels to normal; see his beautiful girlfriend and listen to him say he has no sex drive at all.

Why stop at just an hour-long special? This is so slimy it could become a reality TV hit.
They did miss a few things, like Canseco being charged in federal court in San Diego with a misdemeanor offense of trying to bring a fertility drug across the border from Mexico. His attorney said Canseco was in Tijuana looking for Halloween decorations with a woman and her 7-year-old daughter.

And there’s no footage from his first-round knockout loss to former NFL player Vai Sikahema in a celebrity boxing match in July in Atlantic City that was briefly popular on YouTube.
But there’s enough other stuff to make you watch this train wreck.

I guess we’re supposed to feel sorry for him as he battles to regain his manhood and stay off the steroids he says he used for more than two decades. We’re supposed to empathize as he lies on a bed watching videos of his home runs and worrying about what the long-term effects of his steroids use will be.

It is a pitiful story, that’s for sure. But Canseco is hardly someone to be pitied, considering he has spent much of his adult life involved in one con job after another.