In his much-contested baseball expose “Juiced,” Canseco boasts that he popped hundreds of homers, stole bases, got rich, hung out with pop. Former MLB All-Star Jose Canseco wrote the definitive story on steroids with his book, Juiced. But when he shared his personal story with. And while you’d have a hard time convincing anyone who saw them a decade later, Canseco was actually the better player. In that ’88 season.

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Dec 07, Lisa K rated it liked it. As much as he tries to fool you, Canseco did not know what he was doing.

I was interested in what he had to say about using steroids in baseball. He often describes himself as an entertainer, and I must say – I was entertained! I’m glad I never got around to writing a review for this back when I actually read it, because now I get to do it with the benefit of hindsight. No, I do not like the fact that in a way a lot of baseball players back then weer cheating but again I do have a new respect for players like Jose.

Sucked small Canseco balls.

Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant ‘Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big

Add more favorite teams from the list below based on your geolocation. If you were reading this book hoping to find some hidden heart of gold, or some deeply buried sense of humility and gratitude, you would be supremely disappointed.


All he asks of the reader is to set aside most of their previous judgements of steroids, which were often formed by years of public scrutiny, often on behalf of the media and those in power. Canseco believes that steroids can not only improve the game of baseball, but also improve and lengthen lives, and more research needs to be done on the topic.


It was curious how he was constantly adamant that steroids would be best for baseball, and how they would be an accepted practice by the present day and age. And recent headlines ushering in spring training for the upcoming season have focused on the BALCO steroid investigation involving star players such as Barry Bonds and Jason Giambi who also gets plenty of attention in “Juiced”.

Jose Canseco tells SI he wishes he never wrote ‘Juiced’

I’ve made similar points to the ones made in this book about racism in the baseball press, particularly with regards to the steroids non issue. Juicdd of the players named in the book have denied steroid use.

In this shocking memoir, Canseco sheds light on a life of dizzying highs and debilitating lows, provides the answers to questions about steroids that millions of fans are only now beginning julced ask — and suggests that, far from being a passing trend, the steroid revolution is only a taste of things to come. I think most of what he says about his career and steroids is probably true, although I think he has a persecution complex bigger than his biceps.

Hard to tell what’s fact and what’s fiction. It’s mostly about Jose Canseco and how he used steroids to be able to be the top baseball player, doesn’t that sound so suspicious!! Jun 12, Taylor Stephens rated it it was amazing.

Read reviews that mention jose canseco major ccanseco steroid use league baseball mark mcgwire home runs hall of fame use of steroids jason giambi barry bonds baseball fan cal ripken mark mcguire baseball players using steroids used steroids home run read this book performance enhancing rafael palmeiro. Book review Number 5. Meanwhile, owners and league officials have acted with complicity by largely ignoring the steroid issue. Jose Canseco tells his own story, and boy does he ever come across as a stone-cold psychopath in total denial about just about everything.


Aug 31, Christian Lipski rated it liked it.

There’s no co-writer listed, which implies that Canseco wrote this by himself, but I have some doubts. When Jose Canseco burst into the Major Leagues in the s, he changed the sport — in more ways than one.

Can’t really have it both ways, dude. This book was told with great honesty. Pages to import images to Wikidata.

Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant ‘Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big by José Canseco

Five stars for the behind the scenes baseball stuff, and the no-nonsense condemnation of the baseball powers-that-be that profited from and looked the other way from steroids. He was always not that bulky but could hit fairly well. I, Jose Canseco, have changed my own destiny and become more than just an athletic superstar — I have become a superman.

I was not disappointed in his openness about using steroids. Many think that writing this book was a tacky move, especially since he outed so many fellow steroid users, but he definitely had his motives.

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