josie canseco

Like Her Dad, Josie Canseco Loves Social Media

Confession time.  I’m like a lot of you…I’ve poked some fun at Jose Canseco online.  But, as time has passed, I’ve come to realize something.

Unlike a number of former big leaguers out there on the Twitters (looking your way John Rocker and Chipper Jones), I think the former American League MVP actually gets it.  I mean, dude is sitting at more than half a million followers, has actually managed to parlay his social media chest thumping into a coast-to-coast Home Run Challenge and he’s done it all without having stepped into a Major League Baseball batter’s box since October 2001.

So, it should come as no surprise to anyone that Canseco’s 16-year-old daughter Josie also loves social media and that she’s using it to her advantage.  The aspiring model’s latest gig is pimping AT&T while promoting her appearance on some thing called “Summer Break 2” a web show about, wait for it, teenagers using their cell phones to document everything.

Somewhere there’s a “chip off the old block” idiom to be added here, but, really…wouldn’t that be overkill at this point?

Shawn Anderson

About Shawn Anderson

Shawn Anderson is that guy who, instead of sitting there talking about the game going on around him, is talking wise about the history of baseball. He believes baseball figures such as Tommy John, Harold Baines, Ron Guidry and Billy Martin deserve their own plaque somewhere if not in Cooperstown. You can follow him on Twitter at @HOVG.