Jose Canseco to play for an independent team for a weekend

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Jose Canseco hasn’t played a game that counted in 16 years, but he’s still out there, taking his hacks. He just signed a short-term contract to play for the independent Pittsburg Diamonds in a series taking place in June 23-25. If you’re unaware, Pittsburg is a town in Contra Costa County, California. The Diamonds play in the Pacific Association.

This is the third year in a row the Diamonds have signed Canseco. He has been their designated hitter and has pitched some in the past. He throws a knuckle curve. Whatever works.

Caneco will remain in his day job, which is working as TV analyst for NBC Sports California’s A’s broadcasts. Which I guess makes him sort of my colleague.

And you thought Baer and I were the oddest ducks around here.