Jose Canseco’s finger fell off, so he posted a photo to Twitter

At least there were some good finger food jokes. 

Mar 1, 2020, 5:00 pm*



Beejoli Shah

Warning: This story features a graphic photo of Jose Canseco’s detached finger. 

There are a lot of things I will tolerate from former MLB player Jose Canseco in my neverending quest for whimsy: putting diapers on fainting goats, dabbling in Donald Trump portraiture, even taking on Neil deGrasse Tyson for best Twitter feed about completely true facts and theories on science.

While playing poker earlier this week, the slugger brought new meaning to the phrase “going all in” when his goddamn finger fell off. And now that he’s posted photo of it, let me go right ahead and say what needs to be said: Nah.

It all started Friday afternoon, when Canseco sent out a string of tweets about losing his biggest chip of all while playing in a poker tournament Thursday night: his middle finger. (Canseco shot off  the digit just a few weeks ago while cleaning his gun, because, well, Canseco.)

Canseco swore that a fellow tournament player took video of the digit’s detachment and that he had seen it, but then again this is also a man who promises that if you make it to 2050, you can choose which age you get to be and live forever, so, you know, grain of salt. Unfortunately, Canseco strolled back onto Twitter this morning to ruin weekends, appetites, lives. He tweeted a photo of his finger. Or rather, his lack thereof.

Normally, this would beg a lot of questions: Why was his finger out of its original cast? What Las Vegas strip doctor reattached it the first time? Did that surgeon use Krazy Glue instead of sutures? Why did he put it in his freezer instead of heading back to the emergency room?

I’m still too green in the gills to string together interrogatives of any real ilk. Jose Canseco’s finger fell off and there is photographic proof. I will never, ever unsee this.

He did make some pretty good finger food jokes, though, so at least there’s that.

Photo via Bryan Horowitz/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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*First Published: Nov 15, 2014, 2:48 pm