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February 17, 2005

Mike Greenwell wants Jose Canseco's MVP (Hoke)

Now that Jose has admitted he used steroids, 1988 MVP runner-up Mike Greenwell wants his.

The man who finished second to Jose Canseco in voting for the 1988 American League most valuable player award says he should have the award now that Canseco is talking publicly about his steroid use.

"Where's my MVP?" former Boston Red Sox outfielder Mike Greenwell told the Fort Myers, Florida, News-Press. "(Canseco's) an admitted steroid user. I was clean."

Greenwell has a point, but I'm afraid the precedent would be disastrous.

Barry Bonds would have to give up his awards, because he's admitted to using steroids "inadvertantly" (my understanding is that Bonds was walking by Canseco, Giambi and McGwire while they were injecting themselves when Bonds slipped on a bar of soap and accidentally landed on the needles).

Too much history would have to be rewritten.

I still believe it was proper for Milli Vanilli ("Girl you know, girl you know, girl you know, girl you know, girl you know, girl you know, girl you know, girl you know, girl you know, girl you know, girl you know) to return their Grammy.


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