This story struck as as a bit odd because we have had the same thoughts. Certainly, Jose Canseco has more skeletons in the closet then you and I, right? He’s probably got a few more enemies as well. Truth or lies, there is no denying that the former bash brother has burnt a lifetime of bridges the past few years. And we’ve often wondered if he himself fears for his safety. Ron Kittle does:
“My first thought was: ‘I wonder who’s going to be the first one to shoot him’. I still think somebody who might have had their life ruined might take vengeance on him. If I were [Canseco], I would think about that…That’s how I look at things. Maybe it’s the wrong way, but I think in [bad] economic times when kids are exposed to it and they get to the big leagues to make the money, they will do [steroids]. But it’s the wrong path. It’s a quick fix. ..There is a sign in just about every clubhouse: ‘What you see here, what you say here, let it stay here when you leave here.'”
In the same breath, guys like Canseco live to be 98 years old. Those you expect to slip first hang on forever. It’s the ironic card that life throws you, always. Look how long Billy the Kid lived–and those close to the situation had him dead for decades.