Former American League MVP Jose Canseco is a legendary meathead. From turning his team mates on to steroids, to damaging his career by pitching in a game to satisfy his huge ego, to various brushes with the law, Jose has an established track record of severe malakatude.
Las Vegas Metro police Lt. Mark Reddon told the Associated Press that officers responded to a call of an accidental shooting at Canseco’s home just after 5:30 p.m. ET. Canseco told police he was cleaning his gun in the kitchen when it discharged and shot a finger in his left hand, according to Reddon.
Canseco’s fiancee, Leila Knight, told the Los Angeles Times that doctors said they’ll have to either amputate or perform reconstructive surgery and warned that Canseco will never have full use of his hand again.
“I heard the gun go off and saw his middle finger hanging by a string,” she told the newspaper.
Knight told the Times that Canseco had been to the shooting range recently, so there was still a round left in the gun’s chamber.
Canseco, a six-time All-Star, made his career with the Oakland Athletics in the 1980s and played for several other teams before retiring in 2001.
Apparently, it will be awhile until Jose is able to flip anyone off with both hands, but at least he’s clean.
Unlike the dude in the Bash Brothers poster, Jose talks loudly and carries a small stick…
That concludes today’s episode of tasteless comedy theatre.