Instead, it's about how he is going to manage and play for the Yuma Scorpions of the North American League(not affiliated with MLB or MiLB). His twin brother, Ozzie, will be the bench coach, hitting coach, and play for the team as well.
Here's more about it, from the Yuma Sun:
After three years of different measures that haven't helped brighten the attendance numbers for the Yuma Scorpions, North American League president Kevin Outcalt is trying a high-wattage solution.Oh the things lower level professional sports leagues/teams will do to try to get people attending their games.
Outcalt said the league is set to announce today that Jose Canseco will be named manager of the Scorpions and will play for the team. His twin brother Ozzie will be bench coach, hitting coach and also play.
“I think it's exciting for Yuma,” Outcalt said. “It's going to be a lot of fun. Jose is a very accomplished player, he has a lot of sway in the media and in pop culture, and he's bringing that to the city. It will be a good team and a fun time at Desert Sun Stadium for the fans.”Canseco, who hit 462 home runs in 17 seasons in the big leagues, played and managed in Laredo last year under general manager Jose Melendez, who the Scorpions announced as GM on Saturday.
“There's the close relationship he has with Jose Melendez,” Outcalt said. “He played for him last year in Laredo, and there was a lot of interest to continue to work with him. Also, we've had Jose in the league before in 2006 (with the Long Beach Armada). He's very good with the community and the fans.”Canseco should raise interest in the Scorpions, who have seen their attendance drop over the past three seasons and rumors fly about the team leaving Yuma. The team is owned by Diamond Sports and Entertainment, which had ownership stakes in the former Golden Baseball League and the current North American League, which was formed this winter when United League Baseball, Northern League and GBL merged.
Look for the Scorpions' players to "magically" grow massive muscles and get dumber by the second after listening to the advice of the Canseco brothers.
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