|Jose the Locker//courtesy: Laredo Broncos|
We wish we were making this up, but the now 46-year old failed MMA fighter/MLB player has resurfaced as the benchcoach/Designated Hitter for the Laredo Broncos of the independent United League Baseball. Okay, are you laughing yet?
Read more from a press release by the team that's on their website RIGHT HERE
God, we couldn't make this up, the title of the web story on the team's site: The Biggest Signing in Independent Baseball History: Jose Canseco signs with the Laredo Broncos. Oh and did we mention that because Jose is such a "Family Guy", he'll be holding a baseball camp shortly after he arrives in Laredo.
Apparently along with his coaching and DH duties, our hero will be attempting to film a yet unnamed reality TV show. (Shocker). Oh...did we mention that according to several reports, Canseco is supposedly broke.
We suspect that to the people of Laredo this isn't quite such a big deal either, but it won't be for lack of an attempt to market. We should add that apparently the team is battling with the city of Laredo about a new stadium too. Does this all sound as not so coincidental to you as it does to us?
Enjoy your story on our hero from your friends at Pro 8 News (Can't say I've ever heard a station branded like that...thought it was a joke...or a pop-up ad):