...and Jose Canseco's credibility.
Canseco relates an incident during a spring-training game in 2001 between the Mariners, who had just signed Boone to a free-agent contract, and Canseco's Anaheim Angels.
"I hit a double, and when I got out there to second base, I got a good look at Boone," Canseco writes. "I couldn't believe my eyes. He was enormous.
Still, though, sometimes you just had to laugh -- and it was that way with Bret Boone. Sure enough, Bret used his hulking new body to go crazy that season."
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