Jose Canseco’s beef with former Yankees’ star Alex Rodriguez has a new episode

Andres Chavez
Oct 23, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Former MLB player Alex Rodreguiez talks to Houston Astros designated hitter Carlos Beltran (15) during workouts one day prior to game one of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

One of the most curious sports beef is the one existing between Jose Canseco and Alex Rodriguez. The former New York Yankees‘ star has been the quiet one for a while now, while Canseco keeps taking shots at A-Rod whenever he can, even when there is a pandemic killing thousands of people around the world.

The controversial slugger, retired since 2001, went to Twitter on Sunday and wrote: “Happy Easter to everyone except Alex Rodriguez”. The tweet had around 1,100 replies, 7,000 retweets and 49,000 likes.

The former Yankees’ third baseman, currently engaged to singer and actress Jennifer Lopez since last March, was accused by Canseco of cheating on J-Lo with Jose’s ex-wife Jessica. She denied the allegations, as reported by the New York Post.

At the time, Jessica wrote that the accusations were “false” and said that “I have known Alex for many years and haven’t even seen him for over 5. I certainly did not sleep with him. I am friendly with both him and Jennifer. As for Jose he can keep playing with his Alien friends.”

Beef history

After that, Canseco called Rodriguez a “piece of s…” and challenged him to a polygraph.

The beef, from Canseco’s part, went as far as Jose challenging A-Rod to a fight, either with boxing rules or mixed martial arts (MMA.) His wish, so far, hasn’t come to fruition, and most likely never will.

The origins of the words battle are tied to 2008. That year, Canseco wrote the famous book “Vindicated,” in which he accused Rodriguez of using performance-enhancing drugs. A-Rod, with time, accepted that he used PEDs, in 2014, back when he was an active player for the New York Yankees.

J-Lo and A-Rod’s wedding is currently postponed until after the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is over.

Canseco retired with a .266/.353/.515 line, 462 home runs and 1,407 runs batted in. He also stole 200 bases. Meanwhile, Rodriguez hit .295/.380/.550 with 696 round-trippers and 2,086 RBI. He had 329 thefts and retired with one 10-WAR season and five additional 9-WAR years.