Jose Canseco fired off tweets about Delta Air Lines before shooting finger

Before he accidentally shot himself in the finger this week, former Major League Baseball outfielder Jose Canseco fired off a couple of angry tweets aimed at Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines days earlier.

CansecoThe former Oakland A’s and Texas Rangers player apparently was angry because a sister had to spend a long time on the phone with the airline, trying to resolve a problem.

Canseco didn’t disclose the nature of the problem in the Oct. 22 tweets, nor when or where it occurred. The sister also wasn’t identified by name. But clearly the former player was peeved.

“Make sure you do not fly delta airlines my sister spent 3 hours on the phone with them trying y of fix a mistake they made.no help at all,” Canseco told to his 510,000 Twitter followers.

He followed the first tweet with one similar: “Do not fly delta airlines what a scam.”

His followers’ reaction to his tweets ranged from “good advice jose”, posted by Peydo Santana, to “kinda like your career?” posted by Gordo, an apparent reference to Canseco’s admission that he used performance enhancing drugs during his playing career.

On Tuesday, Canseco shot a left-hand finger while cleaning a gun at his Las Vegas home, according to police.

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52 comments
Sagacious
Sagacious

Jose Canseco is a Jerk!  Delta is the best and the largest employer in Atlanta.  Let us all support them.

WTF
WTF

graphite Hitting a softball isn't anything somthing earns respect.

JONBONBON
JONBONBON

DELTA DOES SUCK BALLS... TELL IT LIKE IT IS JOSE!

IHEARTATL
IHEARTATL

THIS JUST IN... Guy who retired from playing baseball 14 years ago tweets about Delta and then SHOOTS HIS FINGER OFF (nearly a full week later).


Slow news day eh?

FairValue
FairValue

at least he didn't fire his piece off in the club like plax

ChuckinAlpharetta
ChuckinAlpharetta

without his middle finger how will he communicate to other people?

graphite
graphite

Y'all must not know that Jose is now a superstar in senior softball.He and his brother hits softballs 500ft. Where is your respect?Go to Senior Softball-USA message board and read all about the nice things he does.

RodneyBeavers
RodneyBeavers

Why isn't he facing jail time like Plaxico Burress?

Alberta
Alberta

At times, Delta, whose motto is "We appreciate your patience..." has gotten me so mad that I wanted to shoot myself, too.

Delta - Doesn't Ever Leave The Airport.

GMan68
GMan68

God don't like UGLY!

bgillespie
bgillespie

What I can't believe is that he has 500k Twitter followers, I guess that makes them twits.

partlycloudy
partlycloudy

So Mr. Steroids dissed Delta and then shot his finger off?  That will show Delta.  He used to be a good player but he abused steroids.  Now with 'roid rage, he's a danger to even himself.  Glad he wasn't on a plane when he freaked out.

96 Olympics
96 Olympics

Say it ain't so, Jose. Paging Rollie Fingers

patriotdog
patriotdog

I'd be more likely to fly Delta now than I was before I read this. What an idiot.

Maggot_Man
Maggot_Man

this is a really bad piece. are they toking when they decide to write this stuff?

Retired2x
Retired2x

Hopefully, he shot off his middle finger.  Just as long as he can keep popping 'roids he will be fine.

CanBee
CanBee

Oh, I get it - We are to give credit to his opinion that Delta, a major and successful airline, is all screwed up!

This from a washed-up, druggy ball player, who is idiot and careless enough to shoot off his finger -who's sister didn't get what she wanted, when she wanted it, because she and he feel they deserve special attention.

FairValue
FairValue

jose's not happy with delta because his sister had to wait on the phone!  he's a big name and expects better service! delta needs to comp him a few flights for his unhappiness!

dirtybird33
dirtybird33

For once, I completely agree with Jose Canseco - Delta Airlines is an enormous ripoff/scam! I live in Atlanta and I refuse to fly Delta....

DawgNole
DawgNole

@dadofseven

I can see where you'd be pissed--having to pay airfare for them SEVEN chi'ren.

ReallyAJC
ReallyAJC

this is the top story in atlanta news today?

Richard658
Richard658

Man where do I start with this one. First I am in disbelief that he has 510,000 Twitter followers. Maybe 51. Who gives a crap what that loser has to say. And like someone else said, why are his eyes so red. I gotta go now. I'm watching the vid of that baseball bouncing off his hard head and going over the fence.

NavalAviator
NavalAviator

Oh Ralph, you pathetic misguided little man.  Hows about you see how good my aim is?

SockPuppet3
SockPuppet3

why are his eyes so bloodshot in the  pic? too much weed? 

LouEase
LouEase

HEADLINE "CANSECO DISSED DELTA BEFORE SHOOTING"


Pathetic MISLEADING Headlines, PATHETIC


YOU get the impression that he flipped the bird then opened fire on an AIRPLANE!!!!!!!


PATHETIC JOURNALISM


YOU ARE WASTING INTERNET BITS AND BYTES!


LouEase
LouEase

Pathetic MISLEADING Headlines, PATHETIC


YOU get the impression that he flipped the bird then opened fire on an AIRPLANE!!!!!!!


PATHETIC JOURNALISM

EdGraham
EdGraham

.......and I should give a hoot about his opinion WHY.......?

bufordpurvis
bufordpurvis

Hey poor people who can't afford the paper - this is not front page news in the real paper. This is front page news on the ajc.com page. Why is it front page on ajc.com? Because dummies are more interested in a story about a washed up ballplayer shooting his hand than real stories. 


In other words, it's an assessment of the intelligence of you non subscribing dumb bums who only read your news on the internet rather than actually getting the paper. This story will get more clicks than anything about the Ukraine, West Africa, and the governor's race combined today.

The_Real_KJ
The_Real_KJ

@Mastacow53 @bufordpurvis The irony of someone getting on his high horse about others' lack of intelligence due to not getting their news via antiquated means is just too good.

Mastacow53
Mastacow53

@bufordpurvis Dummies are the people still paying $1.00 for what they think is a "real paper". The AJC hasn't been a "real paper" for 20 years.

maryjga
maryjga

Welcome to the sad state of the AJC.  This is actually (somehow) news?   The guy is as big a nut as Rocker. 

RickinWarnerRobins
RickinWarnerRobins

@maryjga  Rocker's perfectly sane, Mary...he only stated what millions of others wanted to say.  Rocker is just a God-fearing, good ol American boy.

Gone-or-Eeea
Gone-or-Eeea

Jeebus, his eyes freak me out in that pic

Ralph-25
Ralph-25

One more gun nut bites the dust.  I guess he was aiming for his penis and missed.  Must have been trained by the N.R.A. like the Newtown shooter.

RickinWarnerRobins
RickinWarnerRobins

@Ralph-43  Go back to sucking Obama's penis, Ralph...guns are here to stay so you might as well give up on the anti-gun rants.

BRINGIT
BRINGIT

Why is this front page AJC.com news?  Who the h*ll cares. LOL

Dusty2
Dusty2

Who is Jose Canseco?  Can he no longer "finger" Delta?

FredMacmurray
FredMacmurray

I dont get the connection.  He's a idiot maybe.  

RealKat
RealKat

@FredMacmurray I presume the connection is that he scammed the general public by pretending to be such a great ball player...while taking PEDs.