Jose Canseco, Bill Buckner Both Now Managing Independent League Teams

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Big names always offer a special allure. That is why two of the most anticipated managerial debuts in some time in Independent Baseball have been drawing extra attention.  Add together their 4,592 major league hits and 636 home runs plus the side stories of Bill Buckner and Jose Canseco, and it is guaranteed they will produce headlines not just in Brockton, MA and Yuma, AZ, their respective managing haunts.

The very presence of Canseco and Buckner and about a dozen other sizeable major league names who lead Independent teams these days creates a buzz that is not easily captured in other ways.  That buzz, along with the credibility that one hopes comes along, helps not only their community but the entire league in which they work and, for that matter, the entire Indy world of more than 50 teams spread across the USA and Canada.


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Jose Canseco Sends Twin Brother in his Place for Boxing Event


Major League Baseball great Jose Canseco allegedly sent his twin brother and former teammate Ozzie in his place to compete in a celebrity boxing event in Florida.  The promoter got suspicious when Ozzie’s tattoos didn’t match up to the tattoos on Jose’s body in promo photos for the fight.  Rumor has it Ozzie often posed as his all-star brother at baseball card shows.

Check out NMA’s latest video on Jose Canseco’s boxing scandal:

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