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Jose Canseco #44

Some rather funny stuff from late last night, east coast time, at least, on Twitter, as the Rob Ford crack-smoking scandal– the Rob Ford crack-smoking scandal (sorry, not sure how many times I’m going to get to write that)– was exploding across the internet.

You see, it would seem that Jose Canseco– who you may remember from his 46 home run, 29 stolen base, club record 159 strikeout, .836 OPS season with the Blue Jays in 1998, or, more recently, from his blatherings about becoming the next mayor of this fair city– doesn’t particularly like our current mayor.

He demonstrated this through a number of tweets in the wake of the Gawker piece about the alleged existence of a video of Ford smoking crack (which was also written about in the Toronto Star, who appear to have been working on a bigger piece on it but were scooped by their American competition). Thing is, dislike him as he might, he doesn’t quite bothered to learn the mayor’s name:

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As you probably already know, on January 4th, the sideshow that is Toronto’s city hall as of late got an added dose of insanity via the twittersphere from none other than Jose Canseco. Canseco, who played on the Toronto Blue Jays’ 88-74 1998 team and contributed a respectable 46 home runs and 29 stolen bases, created some buzz last week when he mused publicly that he might want to contribute something to Toronto again; namely by running to be our mayor.

He seemed to enjoy a groundswell of support in the days that followed and even seems to have started banging out the framework of a platform via twitter (check out the hashtag #yeswecanseco). He has already offered such gems as “Leftwing and rightwing politicians fail because you need both wings to fly otherwise you are headed for a trainwreck.”

However–strained flying train metaphors aside–the question remains, could Canseco ever actually be mayor?

The obvious answer is (sorry) no way Jose.

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Meh. Couldn’t possibly be worse than the current clown…

Jose Canseco isn’t a Canadian citizen, doesn’t have a residence in Toronto, and while he maybe isn’t quite into Darren-Daulton-talking-to-lizards territory, uh… you get the sense sometimes from his Twitter feed that he might not be bringing a full bag of balls to the home run derby, if you know what I mean. But hey, woeful ignorance and having the sharpness of a bag of wet hair hasn’t stopped anyone from having an interest in Toronto’s mayorship before *COUGH*, and apparently isn’t going to again, as Canseco tweeted last night that it’s his intention to run… which… is… awesome.

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