Last Saturday, Canseco was scheduled to take part in a Celebrity Boxing event at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, FL. The only problem is that Jose was a no-show and instead sent his brother Ozzie in his place.
“We discovered the Canseco who showed up was Ozzie when he took off his shirt and didn’t have José’s tattoos on the biceps that appear in our advertising,” a Celebrity Boxing representative told El Nuevo Herald. The man said he did not want to be identified.If that wasn't bad enough, Jose took to Twitter the next day to trash Damon Feldman, the fight's promoter, saying Feldman "did not comply with his part of the agreement".
Um...Jose? The agreement was to have you fight. Not pull some sort of high school switcheroo with your coat-tail riding twin brother. (By the way, it rarely worked in high school.)
Nonetheless, the Tomax and Xamot of baseball stand by their assertion that they did nothing wrong. At least Tomax is. Or would Jose be Xamot? Forget it, it's making my head hurt. Either way, Jose was back on Twitter again Monday telling people that he wuz robbed.
Turns out that the number Canseco lists connects you to MyFanline, a service that allows you to talk to your favorite celebrity. For the low, low price of $10 per minute (the website says the money goes to charity) you can talk to such "luminaries" as Jose or Ozzie Canseco, Antoine "Bed Intruder" Dodson, Danielle Staub from the Real Housewives of New Jersey and Ray Parker, Jr. of "Ghostbusters" fame.
(Who ya gonna call? For ten dollars a minute? Not Ray.)
Give Jose credit, though. There aren't too many guys out there who would take a situation in which they were decidedly in the wrong and turn it into a marketing opportunity. So...kudos to you, I guess.