Sommerville, MA resident Joe Lavin claims to have procured a copy of Jose Canseco’s latest literary axe-to-grind, “Vindicated”. Along with a number of shots aimed at Roger Clemens, the tome’s biggest revelation (?) delivers on Jose’s oft-hinted charge that Alex Rodriguez is “not the saint he’s perceived to be.”  From Joe :

Canseco says he didn’t inject Rodriguez, but that he “introduced Alex to a known supplier of steroids.” Canseco didn’t mention Rodriguez in the first book because he “hated the bastard.” He was worried that people would have “questioned [his] motives” had he included Rodriguez.

Why all the hatred, you ask. Well, Canseco claims that A-Rod was trying to sleep with Canseco’s wife. Apparently, even after Canseco had been nice enough to help A-Rod find a friendly steroids supplier, A-Rod kept calling Canseco’s wife.

And, in case there’s any further confusion about Canseco’s true feelings, he ends the chapter by saying:

“So A-Rod, if you’re reading this book, and if I’m not getting through to you, let’s get clear on one thing: I hate your f***ing guts.”

With prose like that, who needs Don Yaeger?