Landis.. Frick.. Kuhn.. Giamatti.. Selig.. Canseco?
With MLB Commissioner Bud Selig having formally announced that he will step down from his post on Jan. 24 2015, the search is on for the next caretaker of America's pastime. While many of the likeliest replacements can already be found working the hall of MLB's Park Ave. office there is no certainty that one of Selig's current lieutenants will become the 10th commissioner of baseball.
"Because of Selig's grip on the role, of course, it is entirely unclear throughout all areas of the sport, from the league office to the union to inside clubhouses, who will be the sport's 10th commissioner," wrote Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports earlier this week.
Amid the speculation about the relative merits of MLB executives Tim Brosnan and Rob Manfred, a darkhorse candidate stepped forward on Twitter: Jose Canseco.
— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) September 26, 2013
The 1988 AL MVP is a member of the 40/40 Club and the perhaps the sport's preeminent confessors of steroid use. In hopes of getting his #CansecoCommisioner campaign off the ground, the author of "Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big" spelled out the tenets of his #CansecoCare plan for the sport.