Jose Canseco fails to show up for court case over his failing to show up for a boxing match

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Jose Canseco dabbles in the celebrity boxing world. He’s terrible at it, getting his butt beat fairly often, but he dabbles.  At least when he bothers so show up.  He didn’t show up for a bout back in March, sending his twin brother Ozzie instead.  His promoter wasn’t fooled, however, cancelled the bout and sued Canseco for the $7,600 he paid him.

If you were expecting a drawn-out legal battle you were sadly mistaken.  Canseco simply refused to answer the complaint or show up, so the promoter got a default judgment against the former All-Star.  He has no illusions that he’ll ever see the money, though, saying  “Am I going to see it? Probably never.”

I think the most unsettling thing about it all comes at the end when the promoter says that he has bouts set up involving Octomom and Michael Lohan.  They’ll probably show up because, unlike Canseco, they’re pure class.

Addison Russell had an allergic reaction to something he ate from the postgame spread

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Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that Cubs shortstop Addison Russell stayed overnight in Denver after having an allergic reaction to something he ate from the postgame spread in the clubhouse at Coors Field after Sunday afternoon’s game. Russell spent a couple of hours at a hospital in Denver for observation on Sunday night.

Russell has a shellfish allergy and believes something he ate might have been mistakenly labeled as not having shrimp in it.

The Cubs took two of three games from the Rockies. After Monday’s day off, the Cubs open a brief two-game series in Cleveland for a rematch of the 2016 World Series. Russell flew with the team to Cleveland and believes he will be in good enough shape to play on Tuesday.

Russell, 24, has had a slow start to the season. He’s hitting .219/.324/.281 across 74 plate appearances.