Trick or treat? How about trick or murder-clown.
That’s what Jose Canseco is dressing up as for Halloween this year, as evidenced by this insane outfit he wore to some spooky red carpet event where costumes of this nature are encouraged.
The faux-grisly image was spotted by Mike Foss of ForTheWin, who presumably checked in on Jose Canseco’s Twitter account for his weekly dose of bat-stick craziness (something we all do) and found an image of the former Oakland Athletics star in a clown mask and blood-spattered coveralls.
Yes, that was Jose Canseco, being arrested by a young Wilford Brimley. Brimley was just doing his job, while Canseco’s ex-girlfriend/now-girlfriend Leila Knight stood by, waiting to move in on the officer once her whack-job ex was off the streets.
Canseco also posted a video of himself in the costume on YouTube. He’s still covered in blood, but this time he’s waving a bat and rambling about murdering his “haters.” It adds another layer of terror to the outfit, considering he's an insane clown who also shoots his phone videos vertically.
Notice the dog barking at the end of the video. You don’t have to be Cesar Millan to realize that isn’t a fear-inspiring animal. That’s not a hound of Baskerville baying at the sliding glass door. It might be a poodle, possibly of the toy variety.
Regardless, it’s good to see that Canseco’s disproportionate fixation with his detractors is still intact, though he may be confusing haters with people who grew up loving him as an athlete until he kicked over their childhood dreams like a sandcastle.
Either way, it looks as though Canseco will be roving the streets at night with a bat this week. Take that however you wish.
Join me on Twitter, where Canseco battles a never-ending legion of haters he himself created.