The Story: In February 2005 Canseco released his autobiography and steroid tell-all, Juiced , Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big. In it he described himself as 'the chemist' having experimented on himself for years. He claimed to have educated and personally injected many players including Mark McGwire, Rafael Palmeiro, Juan Gonzalez, Ivan Rodriguez, and Jason Giambi. In his second book, Vindicated , Canseco added Magglio Ordonez to the list of players he had educated and injected with steroids. He also said he introduced Alex Rodriguez to a trainer/PED supplier after Rodriguez had asked where he could get steroids.
By itself, the Arizona immigration law seemed alarmist, a reactionary one-off. Now, though, comes the Alabama immigration law, raising the possibility of a trend. Despite the vehemence of the public debate surrounding the severity of the Arizona law, the Alabama law is even more severe. For instance, it requires schools to ask about the legal status of children -- and their parents -- if they were born out of the country. And one of the more persistent knocks on presidential candidate Rick Perry in the conservative world is Texas' decision to give in-state college tuition to the children of illegal immigrants.