Along the way, he happened to mention that he apparently holds the record for the 400-yard-dash, that Madonna was, like, totally into him, and also that steroids were so popular 85 percent of the pros were using them. In fact, they were used by people like Mark McGwire! And Jason Giambi! And Rafael Palmeiro!
Also, the sky is blue!
Of course, all of these guys, unlike Canseco, were actually still relevant to baseball and, more importantly, maintained that they were drug-free. Canseco's book was obviously just the egotistical ranting of a washed-up, desperate...
Oh, wait, no. By August, Palmeiro had been suspended for steroid abuse. As we all know, Jason Giambi offered a colossally insincere apology for steroid use in 2005, and, once he'd gotten all his money, actually admitted to taking drugs in the ass. Even McGwire finally admitted the obvious this year.
So maybe the MLB should have listened to Canseco after all
Yeah, OK, maybe not.