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by Jose Canseco

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Author:
Jose Canseco
ISBN13:
978-0060746414
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0060746416
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It Books; Reprint edition (February 28, 2006)
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The book is autobiographical, and it focuses on Canseco's days as a major leaguer, his marriages, his daughter, and off-field incidents including his barroom brawl in 2001. The book deals primarily with anabolic steroids, drawing upon the personal experiences of Canseco

several years ago and basically Jose said he was the godfather of steroids in MLB and he basically said that if it wasn't for steroids, he never would've made it to the majors and had the career he did. Well, to me that's very hard t. .

several years ago and basically Jose said he was the godfather of steroids in MLB and he basically said that if it wasn't for steroids, he never would've made it to the majors and had the career he did. Well, to me that's very hard to believe that a drug made him have a 17 year career, hit 462 hr's, 1,407 rbi's, 1 mvp and rookie of the year award. He must've had some talent

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Canseco's book reveals how it happens. How and when McGwire started using, how Canseco became "The Chemist" among teammates and MLB players. It explains how Rafael Palmerio took off like he did after a highly forgettable start of carreer. However, Canseco's book is also pure propaganda work. The author wants you to believe that steroids are the answer to any problems. Steroids will make you live longer, it will cure anything, it will make you happy.

When Jose Canseco burst into the Major Leagues in the 1980s, he changed the sport - in more ways than on.

When Jose Canseco burst into the Major Leagues in the 1980s, he changed the sport - in more ways than one. No player before him possessed his mixture of speed and power, which allowed him to become the first man in history to belt more than forty home runs and swipe more than forty bases in the same season. He won Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player, and a World Series ring. Canseco shattered the mold of the out-of-shape baseball player and ushered in a new era of superathletes who looked like bodybuilders, made outrageous salaries, and enjoyed rock-star lifestyles

Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big To fully understand this book, people must go behind the book and find the true state of mind of the author. Unfortunately in this case, the author is the one and only Jose Canseco. This book goes into grave detail on how steroids have changed his life and how it is currently changing baseball. Juiced starts off with what appears to be a legal disclaimer. Jose Canseco says he wrote Juiced because he wanted his fans to listen to him and hear him out on what he has to say about the current state of baseball and it’s future.

The book is autobiographical, and it focuses on Canseco's days as a major leaguer, his marriages, his daughter, and off-field incidents including his bar room brawl in 2001. The book deals primarily with anabolic steroids, drawing upon the personal experiences of Canseco.

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When Jose Canseco burst into the Major Leagues in the 1980s, he changed the sport-in more ways than one. No player before him possessed his mixture of speed and power. He shattered the mold of the out-of-shape baseball player and ushered in a new era of superathletes who looked like bodybuilders, made outrageous salaries, and enjoyed rock-star lifestyles. Canseco cultivated a secret just about everyone in major league baseball knew about, one that would alter the game and the way we view our heroes forever.

Canseco is a two-time World Series winner with the Oakland A's (1989) and the . The book follows the 1998 baseball season that featured Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa chasing Roger Maris's home run record.

Canseco is a two-time World Series winner with the Oakland A's (1989) and the New York Yankees (2000). Anabolic steroids, also known more properly as anabolic–androgenic steroids (AAS), are steroidal androgens that include natural androgens like testosterone as well as synthetic androgens that are structurally related and have similar effects to testosterone. This book, similar to his first, Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits & How Baseball Got Big, focuses mainly on steroids in baseball.

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When Jose Canseco burst into the Major Leagues in the 1980s, he changed the sport -- in more ways than one. No player before him possessed his mixture of speed and power, which allowed him to become the first man in history to belt more than forty home runs and swipe more than forty bases in the same season. He won Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player, and a World Series ring.

Canseco shattered the mold of the out-of-shape baseball player and ushered in a new era of superathletes who looked like bodybuilders, made outrageous salaries, and enjoyed rock-star lifestyles. And the ticket for this ride? Steroids. Behind the gaudy stats and the glamour of his public life, Canseco cultivated a secret just about everyone in MLB knew about, one that would alter the game of baseball and the way we view our heroes forever. Canseco made himself a guinea pig of the performance-enhancing drugs that were only just beginning to infiltrate the American underground. Anabolic steroids, human growth hormones -- Canseco mixed, matched, and experimented to such a degree that he became known throughout the league as "The Chemist." He passed his knowledge on to trainers and fellow players, and before long, performance-enhancing drugs were running rampant throughout Major League Baseball. Sluggers scooping up pitches at their ankles and blasting them out of the park, pitchers cranking fastballs inning after inning -- Canseco showed the players how to customize their doses to sculpt the bodies they wanted, and baseball as we know it was the result.

Today, this issue has crept out of the closet and burst into the headlines as players balloon to herculean proportions and hundred-year-old records are not only broken, but also demolished. 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 to ask -- and suggests that, far from being a passing trend, the steroid revolution is only a taste of things to come.

Who's juiced? According to Canseco's authoritative account, more than you think. And baseball will never be the same.

  • I will shamelessly admit that I bought and read the book hoping for some good locker room dirt and the book certainly delivers some pretty good scoop.

    What I got out of the book:

    Jose Canseco considers himself a victim of discrimination and "celebrity". He has a grudge against MLB and he takes it out squarely on Mark McGwire - MLB's golden boy during the Canseco era.

    Canseco defends his steroid use and is proud to be the go-to-guy for other players on how to use them, combine them, and inject them.

    He names names and tells their story. One name he mentions as a steroid user absolutely broke my heart. He mentions Clemens in the book too and for some reason I think there's a deeper story there. I hope it comes to light once Clemens own saga with Steroids is resolved.

    I'm glad I read the book. I gave it three stars because its a light read and I didn't wish for the 4 hours back that I spent reading it.

  • Jose Canseco is a controversial figure, this much we know is true; everything else is kind of unclear.

    Professional athletes looking for an edge - an illegal edge - is as old as professional sports, but things took a terrible turn in the late 1980's when a young Cuban immigrant named Jose Canseco broke into the big leagues with the Oakland A's.
    After a turbulent career, things only got stranger for the proclaimed godfather of steroids. So in his book Juiced, Canseco lays outs his life, his career, and his role in introducing baseball to infamous world of steroids. I honestly tried to sympathize with Canseco's situation, but in the end I still found Canseco to be an egotistical, has been looking for honor and glory.
    Canseco credits himself as the savior of baseball and revolutionary who will one day be honored when professional sports accept steroids. Though I can understand his "savior" of baseball argument considering the 1994 MLB strike and the 1998 home run chase, I cannot comprehend the declaration that steroids will one day be as customary as ice packs and sunflower seeds. Perhaps I am a little too present-minded and traditional to see professional sports encouraging steroids.

    While reading Juiced, I got confused on whom the real Jose Canseco is. At one moment he talks about baseball as if it is just a means to an end, then a few chapters later he treats the sport as if it is a religion. He credits steroids for making him a great athlete, but later explains that he is the talent and that steroids only supplemented his abilities. He considers himself a steroids expert but never once does he considered the idea that his use of performance enhancing drugs may have multiplied his trips to the disabled list.

    As much as he tries to fool you, Canseco did not know what he was doing. For a steroid enhanced athlete, he had a few fantastic seasons but a forgettable career. If it was not for the steroid controversy the name Jose Canseco would have lost to long list of notable rookies with lackluster careers.

    Though my feelings for Canseco may be sour, I did find the book interesting as a time capsule. When you read it today in the post-steroid era, you really do see how much the owners, the union, and the fans all turned a very, very blind eye to the issues. Everyone is to blame for the steroid era, yet only the players get the guilty verdict.

  • "Juiced" is the story of Jose Canseco's no holds barred account of his years in MLB. Told in a conversational and informative way he weaves an accurate and telling account of his personal use of steroids, his experiences as an émigré from Castro's Cuba and how a promise to his Mother on her deathbed led a young Jose to become one of the most controversial and exciting figures in America's favorite pastime, Major League Baseball!

    I hadn't expected this type of book from Jose Canseco! I thought I'd be reading about the Jose the media choked us with for so many years. The egotistical bad boy that everyone loved to hate but had to watch in spite of it all. What interested me was the scoop on steroids but I wasn't certain I could get through a book which had Senor Rooster preening himself in every other sentence! What a shock I had as I began to turn the pages.

    This is no ordinary jock who is cocky and self-assured. This is a man who knew exactly what he was doing every moment he was doing it and with tremendous results. He was far from self-assured as he was growing up and throughout his years in the game. He educated himself about the different types of steroids and HGH, how they interacted with one another, how the body & liver processes these dangerous chemicals and came up with a regimen that suited his body and its functions to the proverbial "T" and more. He shared his knowledge with other players allowing them the same advantages he was experiencing and always cautioned them to use these enhancers responsibly.

    He named names of players he absolutely had first hand knowledge of using these chemicals. He knew because he injected them himself and those he wasn't certain of ever taking them, he mentioned only in passing as those he had spoken to about the chemicals. Mark McGwire had the lions share of references in the book since they were teammates on the Oakland A's and Jose used to inject him. Without giving too much away at this point, he does mention those players who went overboard on usage and gives a straightforward look into what steroids have done and can do for baseball and all sports.

    The revelation of this book is that I felt I understand Jose Canseco and why he did what he did. I came through to the last pages and knew I liked this man and no longer blamed him for what he knew in his heart and mind was right to do for himself. I applaud his honesty about himself, his decisions and overt head in the sand attitude by the entire MLB organization from the Commissioner's, team owners, managers, players and the way down to the bottom rung of the staffs. All in all, a fascinating expose.Juiced : Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big