Real True-to-Life Inspirations …

CansecoYou can have your “hooray, little Jimmy overcame the mumps” and “Stalin loved cats and parakeets” sites. For me, the feel-good site of the day has got to be, celebrating the past and … well, past … of the player who redefined dumb and caused the Society for American Baseball Research to come up with a formula (“squandered talent quotient” or STQ) to describe mathematically what became of him.

Oh, yeah, the news: Jose had a walk-on tryout with the Dodgers today in Florida. Early reports are that he sucked.

 (Pictured: The formerly promising Canseco twin. Used without permission).

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