Many of the players he said used steroids while in the MLB have vehemently denied his allegations and some have gone as far to call him a liar. Canseco feels that he could have never accomplished what he did within the MLB without the help of steroids. Considering he had a season, he hit foot home runs, and he ran s in his career. He also felt that some of his success was a psychological effect of taking the steroids. When people really believe that they have an edge, they have extra stamina and strength.
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Many of the players he said used steroids while in the MLB have vehemently denied his allegations and some have gone as far to call him a liar. Canseco feels that he could have never accomplished what he did within the MLB without the help of steroids. Considering he had a season, he hit foot home runs, and he ran s in his career.
He also felt that some of his success was a psychological effect of taking the steroids. When people really believe that they have an edge, they have extra stamina and strength. Since there had long been speculation that Jose Canseco was using steroids, most people were not surprised that Canseco had been using steroids.
Canseco also claims that he used steroids with Rafael Palmeiro, Ivan Rodriguez, and Juan Gonzalez, although they have also denied these allegations. According to Canseco, he thought that the MLB establishment needed to know how prevalent illegal steroid use was within the league.
Canseco alleges that establishment behind the MLB were all turning a blind eye to steroid use within the league. However, the MLB has since adopted tougher steroid-testing programs and consequences for players that test positive for using steroids. After admitting that he used steroids, Jose Canseco says he regrets using them.
However, it is important to note that Jose has dealt with some health effects of using anabolic steroids , including the problem of anabolic steroid induced hypogonadism.
Jose Canseco: 'Juiced'
Canseco, the pioneer and Godfather of steriod use in the MLB does a good job enumerating the benefits of steroids and growth hormone for the person who knows how to use them in a controlled, responsible way. He makes a case for their use in injury recovery, slowing of the aging process and increased strength and stamina for not only athletes, but the average joe as well. But his knowledge and gusto for the juice would be better unleashed in a medical research lab. Juiced lets on about a lot of that, and serves up a slew of juicy tidbits along the way his bathroom-stall exploits Even when this book came out, and the howls of derision from sports journalists on the back pages and ESPN talking head shows about its existence and veracity were loudest, there was always the hunch that Jose Canseco, the one person probably more responsible than any other for making steroids popular among the players of his era, knew where an awful lot of the bodies were buried.
Reddit Flipboard When Correspondent Mike Wallace first reported this story in February, former slugger Jose Canseco - variously called "The Bad Boy of Baseball" or "The Godfather of Steroids" - was about to release his book, "Juiced," an account of his use of anabolic steroids and human growth hormone. In the book, and in his interview with 60 Minutes, Canseco claimed widespread use of steroids in Major League Baseball, and he named names, some of them superstar players. Following this story, several of those players, including Mark McGwire and Rafael Palmeiro, were called to testify before Congress about steroids in baseball. None of them admitted using steroids, and Palmeiro vehemently denied the charge: "I have never used steroids. He has now revised his position and released a statement claiming that he never intentionally used steroids. None of this comes as any surprise to Canseco, who told his story to Wallace.
Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big
He has a twin brother Ozzie , who is also a former major league player. When Fidel Castro came into power in , Jose Sr. The family was allowed to leave Cuba in , when the twins were barely 1 year old, and settled in the Miami area, where Jose Sr. The younger Jose Canseco played baseball at Miami Coral Park High School , where he failed to make the varsity team until his senior year.
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