Unlimited [Graphic Novels Book] ☆ Vindicated: Big Names, Big Liars, and the Battle to Save Baseball - by José Canseco ✓

By José Canseco | Comments: ( 822 ) | Date: ( Apr 04, 2020 )

In 2005, Jose Canseco blew the lid off Major League Baseball s steroid scandal and no one believed him His New York Times bestselling memoir Juiced met a firestorm of criticism and outrage from the media, coaches, clubs, and players, many of whom Canseco had personally introduced to steroids with a needle in the ass Baseball s former golden boy, Rookie of the YIn 2005, Jose Canseco blew the lid off Major League Baseball s steroid scandal and no one believed him His New York Times bestselling memoir Juiced met a firestorm of criticism and outrage from the media, coaches, clubs, and players, many of whom Canseco had personally introduced to steroids with a needle in the ass Baseball s former golden boy, Rookie of the Year, onetime Most Valuable Player, and owner of two World Series rings was called a liar.Now, steroids are back in the headlines Record breaking athletes are falling from grace, and the infamous Mitchell Report confirmed the names of major leaguers who have indeed used steroids while others remain under investigation The answer is clear Jose Canseco told the truth And why wouldn t he He started it all.Finally, in Vindicated, Canseco picks up where Juiced left off, revealing details even shocking than in his controversial first book He spills never before implicated names arguably the biggest in the game of baseball and explores the mystery of one celebrated player about whom key information was suddenly excised from Juiced at the last minute He talks candidly about what the Mitchell Report did and didn t get right, why steroid use became so rampant, and how his life has changed since he tore the lid off Pandora s box.Lest there be any doubt about theveracity of his claims, Canseco subjected himself to three lie detector tests, one of which was conducted by a former FBI special agent and top polygraph examiner who investigated the Unabomber, Whitewater, the Oklahoma City bombing, and the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.Transcripts of those taped interviews are also included in this straight talking examination of the current state of baseball.This time, he s not just out to clear his name He s out to clean up the game.


  • Title: Vindicated: Big Names, Big Liars, and the Battle to Save Baseball
  • Author: José Canseco
  • ISBN: 9781416591870
  • Page: 338
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

José Canseco

Jos Canseco y Capas, Jr is a former outfielder and designated hitter in Major League Baseball, and is the twin brother of former major league player Ozzie Canseco.In 2005, Canseco admitted to using anabolic steroids in a tell all book, Juiced Wild Times, Rampant Roids, Smash Hits How Baseball Got Big Canseco also claimed that up to 85% of major league players took steroids, a figure disputed by many in the game In the book, Canseco specifically identified former teammates Mark McGwire, Jason Giambi, Rafael Palmeiro, Iv n Rodr guez, and Juan Gonz lez as fellow steroid users, and claimed that he injected them Most of the players named in the book have denied steroid use Giambi has admitted to steroid use in testimony before a grand jury investigating the BALCO case.At a Congressional hearing on the subject of steroids in sports, Palmeiro categorically denied using performance enhancing drugs, while McGwire repeatedly and somewhat conspicuously refused to answer questions on his own suspected use Canseco s book became a New York Times bestseller On August 1, 2005, Palmeiro was suspended for 10 days by Major League Baseball after testing positive for steroids.On December 30, 2007, it was announced that Canseco has reached a deal for his sequel to Juiced The new book is Vindicated, which Canseco s lawyer, Robert Saunooke, says will hit bookstores by Opening Day 2008 This book is said to have stuff on Alex Rodriguez, and Albert Belle as suggested by Canseco The book will be a clarification of names that should ve been mentioned in the Mitchell Report On January 5, 2008, a potential editor for his upcoming book, Don Yaeger, a former Sports Illustrated associate editor, said he would not edit the book He told the New York Daily News that he thought Canseco didn t have a book in the material he gave him.



Comments Vindicated: Big Names, Big Liars, and the Battle to Save Baseball

  • Kay

    The title of this book gives the whole story== the central theme of this book is to prove to us the readers that he was correct in his first book and the Mitchell Report and other baseball books since printed have proven his claims [along with a couple of lie detector tests]. I did find that Canseco was no longer singing the praises of steroids as curing everything but cancer. He seemed just a little more humble in this book also. I think he was shocked that everyone was so upset with him after [...]


  • Hope2chat

    Informative book. However once again Conseco is very protective of his own behavior. He just makes himself look to good. I wanna believe the guy but he needs to practice some humility.


  • Seanp

    This is a good book if you like true stories and baseball books.


  • Chase Miller

    Vindicated: Big Names, Big Liars, and the Battle to Save BaseballJosé CansecoJosé Canseco's biography is about how the game of baseball was and still changing to this very day. He goes on to state how even though he was one of the many players using performance enhancing supplements, he was one of the only players to be kicked out of the league entirely.In my opinion I enjoyed the book, José had very good points on why if he got kicked out of the league why others should be kicked out also. A [...]


  • Barry

    I really enjoyed Juiced, but this book was repetitive to what was written in his first. There's a few interesting nuggets in this one, but if I could take a time machine back I'd tell myself not to waste my time.


  • Dan

    As a baseball fan, it's interesting to hear of some of the dirt that goes on behind the scenes, but Canseco's second book, like many books of this ilk, is largely self serving and entirely too repetitive. It's almost like he had 50 pages of things to say and the editors made him stretch it out.


  • JT

    I good read. Loved Canseco's first book Juiced. He really did make a impact both on and off the field.


  • Chip'sBookBinge

    I really didn't have a desire to read this because based on his ego from his first book Juiced and the title of his follow up Vindicated, I knew what was in store. Sure enough, Jose Canseco's ego is out of control. I don't know who has a bigger ego, Gene Simmons or this meathead. I will let Gene slide since he can actually back up his achievements. Jose, not so much. How can you really take this guy serious when he says that "Cal Ripkin has played for a thousand years, but does he have more home [...]


  • Liz

    Also from Michelle. Don't remember. Will have to re-read. But, yeah, he's right. These guys are idiots, especially NOW after knowing it is against the rules and they will be tested and trying to get away with it anyway. I understood it from a player's perspective a bit better this season when one of our starters, Bronson Arroyo, was questioned about the topic in general. He referred back to the year he had mononucleosis and was very ill (I think 2010?) (it sucks--I had it at age 26 and it really [...]


  • Donald

    The follow-up to Juiced doesn't offer too much more. Basically, it's a 231-page "I told you so." The writing is repetitive and amateurish, and it seemed like Canseco and his ghost writer tried to pad the material as much as they could to get to the minimum word count required by the publisher.With this book, Canseco is searching for his validation and vindication, and an ounce of respect from those who attacked him for publishing the first book. Maybe even an apology. It all seems a little needy [...]


  • Anna

    Also from Michelle. Don't remember. Will have to re-read. But, yeah, he's right. These guys are idiots, especially NOW after knowing it is against the rules and they will be tested and trying to get away with it anyway. I understood it from a player's perspective a bit better this season when one of our starters, Bronson Arroyo, was questioned about the topic in general. He referred back to the year he had mononucleosis and was very ill (I think 2010?) (it sucks--I had it at age 26 and it really [...]


  • TaylorStephens

    my book vindicated was totally awesome!! it's mainly about the use of steroids by Major League Baseball player Jose Canseco and his journey of revealing what other big names were using steroids in an effort to break open Pandora's box about how many other big names in baseball have also used steroids, a terrible medicine that makes people gain muscle fast but it destroys their tissue and organs at the same time. I would definitely recommend this book to athletes. Those people that have a passion [...]


  • Robert Finnan

    Jose Canseco's followup book to Juiced is basically a rehash of the original book with a couple of more players named to be PED users.I'll save you the trouble of reading the book and name the players - Magglio Ordenez and Alex (A-Rod) Rodriguez.Canseco, it seems, doesn't like A-rod because he hit on his wife and Ordenez because he didn't support him when his first book came out.There's a lot of self-serving blather that leaves Canseco appearing like a narcissist.On the other hand, you can't bla [...]


  • Tommy

    ( this book counts as 2)this book is depresing to read for a baseball fan. i mean i didnt want to read it but in a way i had to. i dont know if it is true or false, but finaly someone talked about the steroid use in baseball. Jose Canseco is the one guy coming out a telling true stuff or fake stuff about the steriod use in baseball. he says the bigest names in baseball and he says peoples name that arent the big. but the thing is Jose like the steroids he thinks its good for baseball and for the [...]


  • Nicole

    Read Juiced about three weeks before I started this book. Both are easy, quick, entertaining reads. Odd as it sounds, you actually go through each book with MORE respect for him. His audacity to be so brutally honest in unreal and quite engaging. Still a scumbag and a dirtball, and he is at times extremely hypocritical, but you have to respect the guy for bringing this "era" to light and really standing up for himself. You see a different side to him after reading his books. He has extreme respe [...]


  • Treston Smith

    The book Vindicated was an amazing book. The book is written by Jose Canseco. Jose Canseco was an Major League baseball player who was banned from the MLB because of steroids. This book talks about his journey with drugs and baseball and what happens when you get caught. The book also talks about his friends who he supplied steroids too and talks about how they turned their back on him when he was caught with steroids. I would recommend this book to anybody that loves baseball. It can sometimes [...]


  • Hamera

    I thought this book was very good because there is a guy who use to take steriods and now he is amititing that he did use them. That is a big killer in the MLB because no one like players who do that because it is cheating. No one also likes a sore loser because all he wants is records which is stupid. That is one of the things he said in this book. He gives up most of his awards and other milestones to make sure that baseball turn back to normal or where it was before. Everybody is agaisnt him [...]


  • Ron Kaplan

    When his first book --- JUICED: Wild Times, RampantRoids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big --- was published in 2005, Jose Canseco received the same enmity as Jim Bouton a generation before.[return][return]Bouton, a pitcher for the New York Yankees, Seattle Pilots and Houston Astros (with a brief comeback attempt for the Atlanta Braves) in the60s and70s, wrote BALL FOUR, which ushered in a new era of sports book. Out was theheroes on a white horse paean; in was the tell-all, behind-the-scene [...]


  • Mazola1

    This is Jose Canseco's look at his post Juiced! life. It's modestly interesting, but I think taking all those steroids fattened Canseco's head as well as pumping up his muscles. Which is to say it's mostly all about Jose. It is quite repetitive, making the (quite accurate) point over and over again that Canseco was right about steroid use in MLB. Nonetheless, the book presents an unvarnished look at the use of steroids in Major League Baseball, as well as MLB's response to having the lid lifted [...]


  • Jonathan

    Vindicated is a book addressed by Jose Canseco on the matter of steroids in baseball. I have already read Jose's first book, Juiced. I really like reading Juiced because Jose reveals secrets on other major league players. In addition, I am interested in how steroids can affect the human body. I know that steroids and other illegal drugs are a matter of dicussion in many sports.In vindicated, Jose reveals secrets on A Rod and talks more in depth about the court hearings and proceedings.


  • Adam

    A much hated dirtbag's tale of redemption. I haven't rooted this much for Canseco since he was "bashing" forearms with real dirtbag Mark McGuire. When he was hugely popular some local radio station had their own version of the Star Spangled Banner with the lyrics paying tribute to the man's awesomeness. Instead of beginning "Ooohh saay can you seeee" it was "Jooseee Can-se-cooooooo" and so on. This was 20 years ago I can remember this, but now I have trouble remembering which trains I take to wo [...]


  • Ernest

    I can't stand the way that Jose Canseco "snithces" people out on taking steroids. Is it really his business to talk about other players like that? Steroids definately degrade your obstacles but if team owners are paying you millions of dollars to play and get a couple of hits, hey whats the risk? I would not take any steroids because if my fans found out, I will be in a lot of trouble. My fans would not treat me with respect because they would assume that I were a cheater.


  • Adara

    I really liked Juiced.but this one was basically Jose saying "Ha! I told you so!" throughout the entire book. I enjoyed some of the stuff he wrote about the Mitchell Report but really there was no need for another book. I suppose maybe at the time he wrote it there was a desire to silence the naysayers, but it's rather irrelevant now that everyone knows he was telling the truth about rampant steroid use in his first book.


  • Peter

    Yeah, while I agree that he was vindicated by the truth, and in fact is the only trust-worthy person in this whole steroids debaucle, this was an unnecessary book. It's 95% fluff. It's meat could have been contained in an S.I. article. He outs A-Rod, which ended up coming true about 8 months after the book is published. But that's about it. If you want to know if Canseco is a morning person or not, than this book is for you.


  • Brad

    Jose Canseco is certainly a big fan of Jose Canseco. While some of his ideas regarding the motivations of the entities working against him may have a hint of paranoia at their root, his statements on baseball and the scandalous actions that he first shined a light on in Juiced were also to be absolutely correct. Baseball fans everywhere owe Canseco a good deal of thanks.


  • Carly

    I was very interested to hear was Canseco had to say in this book and this information was pretty good. Unfortunately the guy is so self obsessed and has such a hero complex I wanted to throw the book out a window after the first 3 chapters (he's big on repeating himself). This could have been a 30 page book if we'd have been spared the repetitive "I single handedly saved baseball" speech.


  • Eddie

    Good follow up to Juiced. I didn't realize he named A-Rod in this book before he admitted he was guilty of using steroids. So far Jose' is batting a 1.000 in all his named players. I really thought he was exaggerating and not too credible when he released Juiced, but obviously he is very credible and honest. Weird dude, but after reading his books he is very likable and believable.


  • Kathy

    I actually didn't read "Juiced" but this follow-up, "Vindicated," gives a pretty good review of what he covered, the aftermath of the book's publication, and the findings of the Mitchell Report. An entertaining read, for sure, if you are a baseball fan and curious about the darker side of the sport.


  • Alan

    Lame and self serving. Of course if I'd written "Juiced", Canseco's first book, and if I was ostracized and ridiculed for what ultimately was proven to be the absolute gospel, then I'd have a hard time resisting writing my own second I Told You So book. So it might be a lousy book, and Canseco might be an asshole, but I say "Walk tall, Jose".


  • Orlando

    This book basically boils down to Canseco screaming "I'm not a liar!" His message is repetitive and a little pouty, which doesn't make for compelling reading. The book really deserves one star, but I gave him an extra one for autographing it at my local Costco!


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