"If I could meet with Mark McGwire and these players, I definitely would apologize to them," Canseco said, according to the New York Daily News. "They were my friends. I admired them. I respected them."Canseco claims that he wanted revenge at the time because he felt like Major League Baseball unfairly made him the focus of the steroid era and had blacklisted him. He also says he didn't realize it would hurt so many people.
Sure, it seems like the right thing to say, now that Canseco is a laughing stock who has been on every reality show you can think of, but let's look at it for what it is. Canseco is a joke and, unlike Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds, would have had no talent at all if it wasn't for steroids. And it never crossed his mind while writing the book that it could hurt other people?
Jose is simply trying to get his name back out there in a more positive light, after being arrested just a few weeks ago while trying to smuggle fertility drugs across the border. He is set to fight Danny Bonaduce in a January Celebrity Boxing Federation bout.
I don't know what's funnier, that he will fight Bonaduce or that there is even a Celebrity Boxing Federation.