Here is Canseco when he DIDN'T whore himself out for money.
If you’re in the media business you’re quite familiar with press releases. In sports media, most of these memos are useless documents that immediately find their way into the trash bin. No we have no intention of covering your tiddliwinks tournament next Saturday. No, we can’t send a photographer to the pickup ultimate frisbee consolation game on Sunday. And no, we will are not interested in conducting a one-on-one interview with an MLS assistant beer vendor. But, like with everything else, there are diamonds in the rough. PTF columnist and Philly sports editor Mike Greger passed this press release along yesterday and to do it justice, you really just have to read the entire thing.
LEGENDARY BASEBALL PLAYERS JOSÉ CANSECO, STEVE GARVEY AND STEVE YEAGER APPEARIN THE HALLMARK CHANNEL ORIGINAL SERIES ‘WHO LET THE DOGS OUT’ FRIDAY, FEB. 15 (1 PM ET/PT, 12C).
This Friday on “Who Let The Dogs Out,” host of Animal Planet’s “Must Love Cats” John Fulton takes the World’s Heaviest Single Chassis Parade float used in the 123rd Rose Parade on a sixty-five mile road trip throughout Los Angeles. The float, weighing nearly 132,000 pounds, makes its final stop at “Bark in the Park,” an event filled with dog shows, animal races and pet adoptions in Thousand Oaks, California. At the event, legendary baseball players Steve Garvey, Steve Yeager and José Canseco make an appearance and spend time with the dogs and their owners. After their adventures in Los Angeles, Tillman, Rose and Sully, along with their trainer Ron Davis, meet up with Wally and his trainer, Lexi Beermann, to head to New York. From the Empire State Building to the Statue of Liberty, Tillman and his friends take a private Gray Line tour to view the gems the beautiful city has to offer. Next stop is the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, to visit Independence Hall and Betsy Ross’ house. Tillman shows off his incredible skateboarding skills for the local kids at a skate park built by children. Tillman and the gang then get to see a special screening of “Rocky.” Lastly, Tillman and Ron learn how to make a delicious Philly Cheese Steak. Tillman “The Fastest Skateboarding Dog” along with along with his friend Norman “The Scooter Dog,” star in the hit show, “Who Let The Dogs Out” presented by Petco and Natural Balance Pet Foods. The show airs weekly on Fridays at 1pm/12pm Central on Hallmark Channel. Joey Herrick, Dr. Greg Kay and Erni Di Massa are executive producers, John Tomlin is co-executive producer and Eric Wong is senior producer of “Who Let The Dogs Out.” “Who Let The Dogs Out” is broadcast in 1080i, Hallmark Channel’s selected HD Format. This program carries a TV-G parental guideline.
Set your DVRs. What should have also been included in the press release was Canseco’s “Damn-that’s-so-Canseco” post about the Pope stepping down: @JoseCanseco tweeted, “What all does a pope do”
When life imitates art
A star-studded group of Sports Illustrated swimsuit models stopped by Letterman to read the Top Ten list last night in New York (video below). Yes, Kate Upton was there. As was Katherine Webb, who of course had to joke on the main reason she was there in the first place – Brent Musburger. The topic: “Questions on the application to become an SI swimsuit model”
Webb read the No. 2 reply: “How would Brent Musburger describe you?”
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