Jose Canseco is back in Boston, and he's here for the party.
The slugger, who played for the Red Sox in 1995 and 1996, has returned to the Hub to take part in the club's 100th anniversary celebration for Fenway Park.
"Ok haters and army of immortals," Canseco tweeted. "Cats out of the bag. I'm here for the red sox 100th anniversary. Glad to be back and at fenway."
Apparently, Canseco is also expecting his return to create quite a stir.
"I hope a riot doesn't start at fenway when they announce me today," he tweeted, adding that he was going to take video of his introduction to the Fenway Faithful.
However, Canseco's trip back to Boston may not be just to hang out at Fenway. He's got to get reacquainted to the area, as the 1988 AL MVP has signed on with the Worcester Tornadoes of the Can-Am League for this summer.
"I am very much looking forward to putting on a uniform and competing on a professional level again this year; I love the game of baseball," he said in a statement released by the team. "I am particularly grateful to the Worcester Tornadoes for embracing me and having the confidence in me to help the team win."
"We're very optimistic Jose will be a very solid ballplayer for the Tornadoes as our goal is to continue to bring high-level baseball to Worcester," team owner Todd Breighner said in the statement. "Minor league baseball is all about affordable family entertainment whose teams become part of the social fabric of the communities who support them. As an industry, we believe we make communities stronger through the great game of baseball; Worcester is a terrific example of that."
Happy birthday, bud.
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"When you shoot 45 shots on net, you would expect your team to have more than one goal, so there's obviously some areas that we're not happy with."
–Claude Julien has to go back to the drawing board after his team's Game 4 loss.
And honestly, who wouldn't?
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Ovi got the last laugh Thursday night, but this is still pretty funny.