A couple of weeks back, Jose Canseco, the former chemically enhanced Bash Brother famous for allowing a noggin-assisted home run while playing left field, managed to wound himself while cleaning a handgun in his Las Vegas home. As you can imagine, he’s trying to rid himself of any memory of that painful event. Toward that end, he’s announced that he’s selling the the Remington 1911 with lovely custom grips that de-digitized him. Oh, and he’s also selling the finger . . .
Apparently an attempt was made to re-attach the slugger’s left middle finger after the tragic mishap. But those efforts seems to have failed.
While we don’t know that particular tournament’s rules, we’re guessing that, valuable though it may be, the finger on the poker table didn’t qualify as a legitimate call or raise. And there’s no word as to whether or not it fell to the felt on the flop, though we’d love to know if Canseco just dropped the loose digit in his pocket or parked it in a glass of ice next to his dwindling stack of chips until he washed out of the tourney.
Sadly for Jose, as nationalpost.com notes, eBay doesn’t allow auctioning off body parts via their site. Perhaps the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown has a spot for a small jar filled with formaldehyde and formerly live tissue. While Canseco was never elevated as an official member of the shrine, displaying his former middle finger to the baseball world seems a perfect end to his career.