Like 325,288 other people, as of this writing, I follow Jose Canseco on Twitter. I signed up for the social media service a few weeks ago, partly as a way to promote this site and also to have another skill to market to prospective employers. Without a doubt, Canseco has provided me with the most Twitter-related entertainment, short perhaps of the angry atheist I follow who shares the same name as a devout Christian friend of mine and makes posts like, “I am getting tired of sitting on the can!”
Canseco posts frequently, apparently grasping the Twitter axiom that in order to have a large following, one must spew viral diarrhea (viarrhea ?) 6-10 times a day, minimum (I don’t do that, which is one reason I have over 325,000 fewer followers.) Thus, my feed for people I’m following is filled with Canseco’s reports on his much younger girlfriend, meeting her mom and taking his daughter to Disneyland, among other things. As many sports fans probably know, lately Canseco has also been Tweeting a lot about Herschel Walker.
Former NFL running back Walker won his MMA debut recently and Canseco, a martial arts enthusiast who got pummeled in a fight of his own not too long ago, has been calling, via Twitter, for a match-up. It sounds ill-advised, since the 47-year-old Walker looked ripped in a recent Sports Illustrated photo of his victory, though Canseco has made several Tweets since February 1 about a possible fight with Walker, including this latest one just three hours ago:
The bottom line is, I will crush him. And he knows it.
This will all be funny until they’re calling for a second ambulance for Canseco the night of the fight.