Apr 24, 2012, 2:34 PM EDT
Of course it’s entirely possible that it’s all a technical glitch, or like the Lingerie Football League, it could just be on hiatus. But it appears right now that Jose Canseco has deleted his Twitter account.
And a nation weeps.
(UPDATE: It’s back!)
Canseco’s Twitter is a warped piece of Americana: a window into a troubled mind. Say what you will about it, but you know you’re going to miss the bits of fractured logic, amusing non-sequiters and neural wormholes he dished out on a daily basis. Canseco is a Cuban Karl Pilkington, if Ricky Gervais’ pal did enormous amounts of steroids. Some of my favorite Canseco tweets are below. But first I thought we should take a minute to sample the Twitter reaction to this troubling news:
Jimmy Traina @JimmyTraina
Nooooooooooooooooo!!!!! RT @TCrabtree83 It was a great day until I found out Jose Canseco deleted his Twitter account.
Nadia Dajani @CaughtOffBase
As I mourn the devastating loss of Jose Canseco on Twitter, I’d like to thank everyone for their kind words during this very difficult time.
Nate Erickson @NateErickson
Jose Canseco deleted his Twitter account? Jean Paul Gaultier’s birthday is RUINED.
Eye on Baseball @EyeOnBaseball
R.I.P. Jose Canseco’s Twitter account, 2009-2012
The reason Jose deleted his account? No one is quite sure, although here are some possible clues: Jose recently signed with the Can Am League Worcester Tornadoes … last week he was caught Twitter flirting with women, and his girlfriend, apparently, was not happy about it … he still has hopes (delusions?) of signing with an MLB team, and his reputation as a Twitter court jester wasn’t helping his chances any … there have been rumblings that he wasn’t the author of all of his tweets.
Anyway, you will be missed, Canseco Twitter account. Here are some of my favorite all-time Canseco tweets:
“I will come out soon with a new product that stops the aging process by 40% and its totally legal.”
“a baseball is the smell of youth and our fathers”
“al gore was a head of his time .i miss him rest in peace buddy hug for u.”
“When I find out who lied about me to the media I am going to drag you around the streets of Mexico by your hair and feed you to the dogs.”
“Class in session, I complete you, slap a hoe wait I mean hater.”
“I tried rocket Fuel in my lamborfini in 91 did not end well with law enforcement.”
“Your an odvious lesbian”
“Flanel pajamas morons share body heat like the pioneers did even in snow.”
“Hole families used to sleep in one big bed and produce no waste how did we go from their to killing polar bears in 100 years.”
“Because we don’t recycle and consume like crazy icicles are non existent. Titanic wouldve still existed today.”
- So long folks, it’s time for me to take off 18
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- Lock and load, it’s youth baseball fundraising time: league raffling off AR-15 rifle (video) 8
- Sim Bhullar is a large basketball player, and I mean it. Anybody want a peanut? 0
- What’s with kids and all these death-defying stunts? 674
- Nothing to see here…just a 70-yard field goal by a high-schooler (video) 3
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