Jose Canseco's knuckleball had to be dancing in his starting debut Wednesday night.
The onetime major league slugging star now playing for Long Beach, CA got through four and a third innings in the Golden League game, and gave up only two hits. He left trailing 3-1 (only two runs were earned against him) and took an 8-2 loss against first half champion Reno, NV.
Now the bad news! He hit four batters, walked five others and threw a wild pitch.
Thursday, August 17, 2006
TOO MUCH 'FLUTTER' IN CANSECO'S KNUCKLER
Former chief spokesman for Major League Baseball Commissioners Bowie Kuhn and Peter Ueberroth. Six years as publicity director for the Kansas City Royals, and a background in newspaper, radio and television. Started Wirz & Associates, a sports PR and consulting firm, in 1985. Has written extensively on Independent Baseball since 2003.