Jose Canseco: Alex Rodriguez Hit on My Wife

John LewisSenior Writer IMarch 26, 2008

Do we really care what retired major leaguer, Jose Canseco is trying to pedal now?

He's already turned in half of Major League Baseball with his first book, but now his second book is making allegations and calling New York Yankee third baseman Alex Rodriguez out for trying to sleep with his wife.

Canseco also claims to have introduced A-Rod to a steroids distributor.  That's where the accusations stop, Canseco never says he injected Rodriguez.

Canseco then named former Chicago Whitesox teammate Magglio Ordonez but it's unclear as to whether steroids were used. 

All of this is according to Joe Lavin, a freelance writer who says on his Web site that he obtained the book, "Vindicated: Big Names, Big Liars, and The Battle to Save Baseball," from a bookstore in Cambridge, Mass.

The book is due to be released April 1st.

Earlier this year The New York Times reported that Canseco tried to get money from Ordonez in exchange for keeping his name out of the book.  The money was for a movie that Canseco was trying to get promoted.

Wow, Canseco is digging a deeper hole these days.  His one truthful time in the spotlight is over, I just don't think baseball fans are eager to hear what's in his latest book.

He lost all credibility when he stated that Roger Clemens never attended his June 1998 party, when Brian McNamee, Clemens' former nanny, and an 11 year old clearly had evidence that Roger was there.  Then to top that whole story off, Clemens' attorney, Rusty Hardin, said that Roger stopped by after a round of golf.

I think the public is ready to move on and just chalk steroids and other performance enhancing drugs up to stupidity and baseball officials turning a deaf ear.