Get Well Soon, Jose!

Jose,

You were off to your best start ever this year, and then your body broke down... again.  I know how frustrating this must be for you, but I also know that I speak for thousands of your fans when I say I'm looking forward to your return.  You've overcome so much in the past - I know you can do it again!   After hearing you talk about considering retirement, all of us Canseco fans wanted to make sure you know how much we want to see you play again.  Here are some "Get Well" wishes from some of your supporters and lifelong fans...

Take care of yourself, Jose.  We'll be waiting.

-Mark (mark@canseconet.com)


From: "Barbara Kile" <bkile@flash.net>
Subject: Missing you, Jose
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 17:56:21 -0500

Dear Jose,

I'll be wearing my new Canseconet Tshirt waiting for the "Home Run Tour" to resume in a few weeks!

Wishing you the best,
Barbara Kile


From: Kiki72@webtv.net
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 21:02:18 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Get Well !!!

Jose,
I am so sorry that you missed your chance to win the home run contest
and the all star game. You are the reason I started watching this sport!
I am wishing you a very speedy recovery and I hope I get to see you play
this year since my very first trip to a MLB game (july 24th) will be
lacking the best part - you! God Bless.
Your personal fan,
Karrianne


From: "Drema Myers" drema1@prodigy.net
Subject: get well
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 21:48:03 -0700

When I heard that you were going to be out for at least four weeks, I was quite dissapointed. I know that if you would have stayed healthy you could have hit over 60 homers. Get well soon and give it another shot next year. And remember, you only need 72 more homers to reach 500.


From: GGoris5724@aol.com
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 21:52:09 EDT
Subject: Come back soon!

We're very sad that you are going to have to endure another long stint on the
DL. It's especially disappointing because it comes during your most
productive pre-allstar season. A sure shot at 50 HRs and an outside chance
at 60 HRs have been taken out of your sights. Please heal quickly, work hard
to return as early as you can without too much risk, and keep your chin up.
We Canseco fans need you out there. The game is not as exciting without you.
I hope the baseball gods will leave you alone and let you crack 600 HRs.

Ryan


From: Tobster316@aol.com
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 22:49:17 EDT
Subject: Get Well Quick, Jose!!!!

I know you're disappointed about missing the Home Run Derby and All-Star
game, but we all know who would have won the contest don't we???

Just concentrate on getting your back healthy, and get back to hitting those
long balls!!!

You're in our hearts and prayers. Get well soon.

Your Fan, Toby Hall

P.S......Mark Who?????


From: "Rafael Roman" r.dickson@codetel.net.do
Subject: i know you`ll get better
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 23:12:32 -0700

hi jose

i know this is a hard time for you and for all yours fans, but i want you to know that you can get thought this you had to have the power and the faith and pray to work hard and get back on the game as soon is posible.

yoou can not get down in this hard moment you just have to put all you strength (and you have a lot) to get over this, everybody knows that you have the potencial to hit 50 or 60 homers but i want you to shows to the world what Jose Canseco can do and i know thats what you want.

finally you can not get depress on this moment this is the very best way to the people what Jose Canseco can do and work like never to get back you have a lot to give to the game and i dont want to see the end of a brilliant carrier and just say he could be, i want the people say he is.

wishing the best of the best recovery and waiting to see your return this year your most devoted fan

Rafael Dickson

PD If you can see this email and i hope. write something back, if you can.anything


From: Jscubulls@aol.com
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 23:33:57 EDT
Subject: (no subject)

We miss ya. Your the greatest!!!!!!!


From: JoseBarry@aol.com
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 23:45:54 EDT
Subject: best wishes!

Jose,
    I hope your recovery goes as well as possible. You are blessed in
many ways. How often does someone get 6 weeks vacation during their work
season? Just take it easy for a while and don't worry about anything. Just
concentrate on your recovery and come back whenever you feel like it. Thanks
so much for hitting a homer and throwing a guy out at second when you played
the Braves on June 7. My brother and I were so excited to see you hit a homer
in person. It was great! Anyway, keep faith in God and in yourself and you
will be just fine. Best wishes to you and your familly. You are in our
thoughts.

Andrew Randall


From: RJevec@aol.com
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 00:24:55 EDT
Subject: Get Well Soon Jose!

Dear Jose,
For the past 14 years Jose, you simply have been my hero. Since I was 7 years
old, I new who my two role models in life would be, yourself and my father.
I have followed your career basically from day one, and I have enjoyed the
many highlights you have provided us all thus far in your career. Now I
realize that right now is a trying time in your life, but I am confident that
you will come back, better than ever.......you always do. The one thing that
has always been a constant throughout your career, other than remarkable
power, is your ability to overcome adversity. You have come so far in your
career, and I am sure all of us at Canseconet, can't wait to see you launch
homerun #500. I wish you the best of luck in your recovery and I hope to see
you back in the lineup in 1999. The race to 500 is on, and you are in the
driver's seat.
Take care and get well soon,
Ryan J.


Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 23:34:08 -0700
From: "Bryan E. Nelson" <dragonbane@earthlink.net>
Subject: Jose, please don't retire
To: canseco@sprynet.com

Ugggg, what an ugly word - "retirement"! It doesn't suit you Jose. Not
at this age, especially. You're a great player, one of the best in the
league. Yes, I know, "when you're healthy". I undertsand that it must be
your decision and that the injuries are physically and mentally
difficult to deal with. I just wanted to let you know that you have
legions of fans supporting you. I almost cried when I read the news that
you're considering retirement. I know it has to come some day, but not
yet I pray! Please give it another shot. Don't hang 'em up yet! Don't
rush your return, make sure you're 100% ready to go before coming back.
Get well soon and I hope to see you playing next season!

Sincerely,

Bryan E. Nelson


From: "Jeff Cormier" <jc28lk@hotmail.com>
Subject:
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 21:44:15 PDT

Hey Jose,
Sorry about the back and everything, but the best thing for you to do right
now is (1) to rest, and (2)(and most importantly)not to give up on yourself.
I heard from ESPN radio tonight that you were very frustrated and even
thinking of RETIREMENT!?!?!? Seriously, just look at what type of season
you were having...and you're thinking of retirement? Jose, you have a
special talent, and retiring will only leave the millions of fans out there
waiting to see you launch homerun after homerun heartbroken and dissapointed
that there would be no more Jose Canseco as we know you. You are one of, if
not the most entertaining player I have ever seen play baseball. Your grace
with the bat and longball ability is matched by few others and you will go
down in history as one of the best baseball players to ever play the game.
Jose I hope that your recovery is quick (but relaxing)....and to always
remember (seriously) NOT TO EVER GIVE UP ON YOURSELF!!!!!!!! We, as well as
the many other Canseco fans I'm sure around the world, wish the best in
recovery and hope to once again see out there on the diamond.

Best Wishes,
Jeff Cormier
Milford, MA


Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 00:39:01 -0500
From: Karen McBride <karen57@midwest.net>
Subject: Get Well

Dear Jose,
Seeing you with Mark in Chicago last month was great, but I want to
see you again. So get well soon. You're big and strong and you can do
this! We all know you can. We want you back on that field before the
season ends. If you come back by September you can still hit 50 HR this
year. I love you man.
Love,
Karen McBride


From: "Troy Birmingham" <tbirmingham@idon.com>
Subject: Get Well
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 08:49:43 -0230

Hi Jose!

Don't worry, everything is gonna be OK, just relax and take it easy for a
while, at least this time off will let you spend more time with your
daughter.

Thanks for listening

Hope you get well really soon!

Troy Birmingham
Newfoundland, Canada


From: Mullins-AD@redstone.army.mil
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 08:36:18 -0500
Subject: Get well soon

Jose

I hope your recovery from surgery continues to go well. I send along
my best wishes for a healthy, full, and speedy recovery from this
latest setback. I read today that you are contemplating retirement.
I hope that you will consider rehabbing and returning to baseball if
at all possible. I have enjoyed watching you play baseball ever since
you burst onto the scene here in Huntsville, AL, destroying Southern
League pitching on your march to Oakland. Major League Baseball
definitely will not be the same if you decide to retire. Thank you
for the many wonderful memories you have given me over the past 15
years, and here's hoping for about 5 more. Whatever decision you make
and whatever your body will allow, I wish you the best of luck in all
things throughout the rest of your life.

Sincerely yours,
Andrew D. Mullins
Harvest, AL 35749


Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 06:39:06 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jorge <surferwithoutaboard@yahoo.com>
Subject: Hope you're feeling great!

Dear Jose,
I know how frustrated you must feel. You really
do have all the ability in the world when it comes to
swinging the bat. It must truly be a bummer to not be
able to use it. I want you to know that you have all
the ablility in the world when it comes to making a
baseball fan out of me. In my mind, you hit it out of
the park every time. Well, I hope to see you back on
the field soon. Listen to the doc and take care of
yourself. First day you are able to take a cut..I
challenge you to a homerun contest. Shoot..on your
best day I challenge you. Come on man! I must sound
pretty cocky. Just remember, a lot of my confidence
comes from you.
Always got your back,
Jorge Arguelles


From: SHERREL@towers.com
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 09:05:32 -0500
Subject: GET WELL SOON JOSE!

Just to let you know, the game is not the same without you. We all miss you and want
you to come back soon. Take care of yourself and Get Well Soon!

Your #1 Fan in Texas


From: Penny_Campbell@warnerchappell.com
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 10:07:32 -0400
Subject: Don't Give Up...

Please don't give in to this setback, Jose... if you read what I sent you
this year, you'll understand why it happened. You can't let it beat you...
you deserve all of the good things that have happened to you this year, and
don't ever doubt that. It's hard to stand back and look at this
objectively, but things happen for a reason... and maybe, if you understand
where the real pain is coming from, this could be the final time you have
to worry about your back... don't give up, Jose... get angry, and fight
back.. you have the talent, and the determination.. all you need is the
support, and the All-Star vote proved that your fans still respect and love
you... playing in the game never mattered, neither did proving anything in
the Home Run Derby... just having that fan vote was what counted.. I hope
you have alot of friends and family who can be there to help you. And
remember the most important reason you have to beat this, and break free of
the pain.. it's not to pick up a bat... it's to pick up your daughter.. if
you need the reason to fight...she's right there.

With much love and admiration,

Penny Campbell
Toronto, ON Canada
pen-eye@sympatico.ca


Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 09:21:13 -0500
From: "David Pearson" <dpearson@gw.bsu.edu>
Subject: God Speed your recovery

JC - my thoughts will be on your speedy recovery and rehab - your best
is still to come

Doctor Dave in Muncie, IN


Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 10:20:18 -0400
From: Gord Smith <"gasmith@intranet.ca"@intranet.ca>
Subject: Get Well Soon Jose

This is Jenny Smith. I hope that you remember me. I came to see you on
Camera Day last year at the SkyDome. I was the young lady in the
motorized wheelchair trying to get pictures of your and the rest of the
Jays.

I had the worst time as you know. What you don't know is that the
picture I took of you did not turn out. I can't even tell that it is
you sitting on the bench.

I am also the girl that you sent one of your used bats to. You
autographed it for me and sent me a nice hanwritten note with it.

My father and I were at the game at SkyDome on July 4th when you played
against the Jays. I was very impressed by your homerun that you hit
against Pat Hentgen. I was wearing a shirt with your name on it and I
was going to have my father go down to you and ask you to sign it for
me. He could not do that so I was just happy to see you.

I know what you are going through Jose. I have had so many back
surgeries it's not funny. I have Spina Bifida which affects my spine
and my legs. In other words, I can't walk. That is why you saw me in
the wheelchair last year.

Anyway, I hope that you go back to playing the game that you love and
you DON'T think of retiring. You are my favourite player Jose and I
would hate to see one of the greatest players quit because of injuries.

Sincerely,

Jenny Smith
38 Peats Point Rd. RR 7
Belleville, Ontario
K8N 4Z7


From: "Teresa Thompson" tkthompson@tyler.net
Subject: Get Well Wishes From Texas
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 09:20:44 -0500

Sure was surprised to hear you needed surgery so quickly, but totally understand how pain can be a big factor in the decision to go ahead and get it over with. I am facing surgery next week and pain has also been a deciding factor for me. Take care of yourself....do as the doctors say.....and I look forward to seeing you at The Ballpark in Arlington later this fall.

And if you need a private nurse..........**hint, hint**

Teresa Thompson


From: XFiles9155@aol.com
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 10:31:50 EDT
Subject: Get Well Soon Jose!

Jose, I am a huge fan and collector of yours, and it's depressing to see you
get hurt on one of your best seasons ever. I know that you're strong enough
to recover from this quickly and able to get back in the DH spot for the
Rays. The All-Star Game Home Run Derby isn't the same without you. Be strong
and get well soon Jose.

Thanks, Nick

XFiles9155@aol.com


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From: "WHITE, RITA CHRISTINA" <RWHITE5@entergy.com>
Subject: ~~ Your the Best ~~
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 09:37:03 -0500

Jose:

Sorry to hear about your recent surgery, but I along with all your other
fans wish you a speedy recovery! We think you are the best both
athletically and as a person and you only deserve the best. What a bummer
not to be able to watch you in the All Star Game, but I know you'll be back
next year doing even better than you did this year! Great season so far --
you'll be back soon! Thinking of you....

Rita White
Office: 501-377-3937
Fax: 501-377-3995
rwhite5@entergy.com


From: "D Stanley" <greenfan15@hotmail.com>
Subject: Get Well Soon!
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 14:42:27 GMT

Hi Jose,

Hope your fit and back in the game soon. I was so looking forward to seeing
you and my favorite player (and your friend) Shawn Green in the Home Run
Derby and the All-Star game.

Take Care,

Diane.


From: Dxgarnett@aol.com
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 10:43:21 EDT
Subject: DEAR JOSE CANSECO!

HEY MR. CANSECO I JUST WANTED TO SAY GET WELL SOON. IVE BEEN A FAN SINCE I
WAS 8. AND NOT IM 14. SO GET WELL SOON FROM YOUR NUMBER 1 FAN!!!!


Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 07:47:54 -0700 (PDT)
From: "giselle g." <giselle_5_98@yahoo.com>
Subject: please get well soon

Jose,
Im terribly sorry to hear about your back. I hope you are feeling
better soon. I saw you play this year...recently...July 1st at Fenway
Park, enjoyed it tremendisly.
Remember for all the negative comments and things you hear..there
are people like us who truly enjoy your talent and sportmanship.
Thanks for the opportunity for me to take photos of you while you
were signing autographs that night. Got some good ones...
GET WELL SOON...I WILL MISS WATCHING YOU PLAY.....Giselle
Gallant


From: "Linda Hopkins" <lhopkins@necc.mass.edu>
Subject: Come Back Soon!!!
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 10:47:02 -0400

Jose,
I'm glad that Mark set this up so you fans can let you know how we feel.
Right now we are feeling pretty low, but want you to know that we are
pulling for you and can't wait to see you back in action. Hurry back and
start driving those balls out of the park again. There is no sight in
baseball prettier than a Jose homer!!

Linda Hopkins
Public Relations Office
Northern Essex Community College
Elliott Way
Haverhill, MA 01830
PHONE: 978-556-3865
FAX: 978-556-3665


From: JPerrymon@aol.com
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 10:54:32 EDT
Subject: Hope you are feeling better soon!

Jose,

I live in Birmingham, AL and I first saw you play when you were with the
Huntsville Stars. You stole my heart. To watch you hit is just beautiful.
I'm not a fan of any particular team and or sport. Instead, I am a fan of
various players in each of the major sports. You are my favorite athlete of
them all. Please! DO NOT RETIRE!!! I would have to stop following baseball
altogether if you do. My prayers are with you. Feel better soon!

Love you!

Jenny Perrymon


From: "Jake Boerhave" <pimpin22@hotmail.com>
Subject: you're my hero
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 07:59:26 PDT

Jose,
I pray that you can get through this and continue playing the game, it was
the greatest thrill for me to watch you play the twins on june 20, I was the
guy right above your dugout that kept bothering you for an autograph, sorry
bout that. I know you can get through this. The game of baseball needs
more exciting players like yourself!!!!

-Get well soon!!!!!
-Jake Boerhave
jayz@canseconet.com


From: "Jake Boerhave" <pimpin22@hotmail.com>
Subject: you're my hero
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 07:59:26 PDT

Jose,
I pray that you can get through this and continue playing the game, it was
the greatest thrill for me to watch you play the twins on june 20, I was the
guy right above your dugout that kept bothering you for an autograph, sorry
bout that. I know you can get through this. The game of baseball needs
more exciting players like yourself!!!!

-Get well soon!!!!!
-Jake Boerhave
jayz@canseconet.com


Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 08:02:02 -0700
From: mark coleman <mwcoleman@lbl.gov>
Subject: A's Fan

Hey Jose, Just a note to say the real baseball fans out here are
pulling for you. I used to watch your majestic homers in Oakland and
think it would be a shame if Baseball were to lose you. I'm looking
forward to your return, as long as you take it easy on my boy's in
Oakland. Good luck, from one of many hard-core Jose fans from the Bay
area. Mark Coleman


From: Jerryq6969@aol.com
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 11:00:33 EDT
Subject: hey jose

justs thought i'd send my best wishes...my friend mike ans i were on pins and
neesles waiting to make our trip to tampa bay just to hang up he bulls eye
again....GET BETTER AND SMASH 71 NEXT YEAR!!!!!

best wishes
jerry mchugh


Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 08:21:30 -0700
From: Saul Tallarico <sault@silcon.com>
Subject: Get well Jose

Jose,

Sorry to hear about your back injury. I live in the Bay Area and have
been a fan of yours since 1986. I wish you well with your recovery and
rehab. I look forward to seeing you return to action when healthy. You
have a lot of fans, and we are all pulling for you!

a big fan,

Saul

Get well soon #33


From: BLee39ever@aol.com
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 11:20:02 EDT
Subject: GET WELL SOON, RAYS NEED YOU!!!!!!!!!!

i sure would have loved to see you in the home run derby last night. you
were badly missed. mcgwire was showing off, but it cost him, he fizzled out
too soon. griffey, jr. paced himself and ended up winning. you probably saw
it, if you felt like it.
the game of baseball and especially the rays need you a whole lot. hope to
see you back on the field and in that batter's box this season.
don't know much else to say without getting too personal. i'm sure i'm too
old to have a crush on a celeb, but really, really want you to get well soon.
my thoughts and prayers will be w/ you.
take care, wouldn't mind hearing from you when you get to feeling better!
get well soon, billie


From: Locustwind@aol.com
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 11:23:29 EDT
Subject: (no subject)

Jose dont worry about it. Your goal is the hall of fame. Jose you have been
called many things in your carear good and bad but you have never been called
a guitar hang in there like always and you will make it to the hall of fame.
I had a lot of fun this season hopefully I'll see you back soon, your friend
Ryan Partika


From: juda20@webtv.net (Juanita Hernandez)
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 10:44:46 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Jose get well

Hello Jose,
Que to mejores muy pronto. Remember
Jose, think of healing thoughts and we will see
you at the ballpark very soon.

Ten fe,
Juanita Hernandez


Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 10:56:22 -0700
From: "K.Nutter" <hrbaker@proaxis.com>
Subject: don't be discouraged.

Jose,We have been fans of yours since your Medford A's days.I just want
to tell you how sorry we are about this latest injury you have to deal
with. More than that,we want to encourage you to work hard and come
back.We want to see you in the Hall Of Fame;you only have72 hrs to go
for 500.You are one of the best I ever saw play the game of baseball and
it would truly be a shame if injuries ripped you off-plus, you're only
35( I'm 52 ).Best to you and we'll be rooting for you. Sincerely, Zach
and Kelly Nutter


Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 08:50:55 -0700 (PDT)
From: David Alvarez <dcalvarez@yahoo.com>

Hey Jose, "alivianate"(get well) Soon, so you can show everyone who
the real Home run Champ should be!


Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 11:58:05 -0400 (EDT)
From: JKegs <s0207900@cc.ysu.edu>

Jose,

That was such a bummer about you missing the home run derby and all-star
game. I had my money on you! Anyhow, I wish you a full and FAST recovery
so that we can see you go yard once again! Take care and God Bless!

            Your Faithful Fan,

            Jennifer Keagy:)


From: NickP33@aol.com
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 11:05:04 EDT
Subject: Get Well Jose

Hey Jose, Get well soon dude!!!! GOnna miss watching ya play!!!! Can't wait
to see you back in the lineup!!!
nick phillips


Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 09:08:42 -0700
From: "cathi.medearis" <cathi.medearis@ucop.edu>
Subject: from a long-time fan!!

Hi, Jose:
I can't TELL YOU how upset I've been since I heard about your surgery. I
can only imagine how depressed you must be, after starting with such a
"bang" this season!! But we must remember that everything happens for a
reason...and I'm trying my best to think positive for you...I hope the
surgery was successful and that you recover completely within these 6
weeks...who knows Jose, you may find yourself stronger than EVER after
this!! -- I've been a long time fan of yours, I've been following you since
you started with the A's (I live in the east bay area) and have met you
many times and have many autographs from you. In fact, I think you
actually RECOGNIZE ME at A's games now! I always seem to get your
attention and get a smile and/or wave from you! (grin)

One thing for sure, you have a huge following, myself and all the fans on
canseconet.com wish you the very best this year and always!! You have your
lovely daughter to share your time at home with, and I'm sure her bright
eyes and big smile will help some of that depression and pain. I'm also
sure you will be her example of a positive thinking Dad...she will forever
look up to you, and although she is very young, you will have articles,
etc. to show her as she begins to read, the time you had this surgery,
etc., what a setback it was, but how you moved on...

I will continue to pray and think positive for you and your family, Jose.
WE MISS YOU!!
XO
~Cathi
p/s email me ANYTIME if you wish!! *smile* :-)


From: "Almadan" almadan@javanet.com
Subject:
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 12:19:08 -0400

Dear Jose,

I hope you feel better. I know your back hurts and you have to go to the hospital. I hope the doctor can fix your back so you feel good. Maybe somebody could rub your back and give you a massage. Then you could exercise and come back to the ballgame. I like to watch the ball games. Come back soon and hit a home run.

Your good fan,

Don Gaboury


Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 09:17:11 -0700
From: marlene <luvmeg@pacbell.net>
Subject: Get Well Soon!!

Dear Jose,
   
    Hi! My name is Marlene Galli, I am 19 years old and I have been a fan
of yours for a very long time. I was very upset to hear about your back
surgery, I will miss seeing you in the All-Star Game. I hope you have a
speedy recovery and I can't wait until you are playing again.

            Your #1 fan,

                Marlene Galli


From: McCoolTrav@aol.com
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 12:20:41 EDT
Subject: wishes

Jose,

Get well soon! Rest your back so you can chase (and get) number 500. Do it
for us born in 1964.

Charles McCool
McCoolTrav@aol.com


From: BURCH9@aol.com
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 12:49:07 EDT
Subject: Don't get discouraged!

Jose, I hope that you are feeling better after your surgery. Back
surgery is a tough thing to go through whether you're a pro or not, but you
are in awesome shape, and I hope you rebound quickly. Just don't get
discouraged, and remember that "This too will make you a stronger
person". Take care & we'll hopefully see you in Cleveland in August. (I am
the lady in the front row above the dugout every time you are in Cleveland.)
Rhonda Burch Burch9@aol.com


Date: 13 Jul 99 11:15:08 MDT
From: Kristin Wright <pacogirl@usa.net>
Subject:

Hello! Hope you're feeling better. Relax & enjoy the time off. I'm looking
forward to watching you prove everyone wrong, AGAIN! You're the best! Take
care! Kristin Wright - St.George, Utah


From: "Bob&Denise Heck" <HECK1@email.msn.com>
Subject: Surgery
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 13:25:54 -0400

Jose I was keeping track of you and your homeruns even though Im a Yankee
Fan. I feel bad for you cause I had back surgery and I know what a let down
it is so hang in there. I know its especially hard for you this time since
you were bashing some mighty homers.I had my back fixed then I got in a head
on car crash and had to have 3 discs removed from my neck.While I was home
this summer recuperating you were my strength hitting all those homers.Get
well soon.These back problems are for life I guess so I will find away to
cope so I know you can. Bob Heck


Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 13:34:24 -0400
From: Mike Coates <coates.4@wright.edu>
Subject: Hope for a speedy recovery, Jose!

Jose,
I really hope that you come back. I know you are depressed, but We are
depressed too! I can't explain it, but it seems that every time you hit
a HR or do something great, I seem to have a great day, and nobody can
take that away from me. I won't even watch the allsar game this
year...there is no point...you are not there. I was planning a trip to
Tampa bay the last week of august just to see you...I had reservations,
and canceled them. But I will still be in florida...I just can't go see
the Drays without you. I'm 22 now, and have watched you since I was
10. You are my hero, and I defend your name every time someone tries to
put you down. I hope to God that you come back and play. It would mean
so much to all of us, especially me. I will pray for you.
Get well Jose,
Mike Coates
Dayton, Ohio


From: "M.K. Hryciuk" marcin@marcinsoft.com
Subject:
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 13:38:10 -0400

Hey Jose,

I sincerely hope you do not choose to retire. You have been my favorite player since '88. Every night I tune into sportsdesk just to see if you have hit another homerun. It would be very disappointing to see such a great player leave the game.

Get well soon.

Marcin Hryciuk
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada


Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 10:40:05 -0700 (PDT)
From: todd reynolds <toddnr@yahoo.com>
Subject: Get Well

Jose,
I'm glad to hear that the surgery was a success. I hope that you
can come back from this injury just as you have come back from the
others. I'm glad to hear that you are doing all right and I look
forward to seeing you in uniform again.

Best Wishes,
Todd


From: "Gabe Salazar" <gabe23@hotmail.com>
Subject: My man Jose needs to get well...
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 10:41:21 PDT

Jose,

Hi my name is Gabe Salazar and i'm 14 years old and I live in Albuquerque,
New Mexico. I've been a fan of yours ever since I was like 4 years old. I
know you would have swept everyone in the homerun derby last night. But
unfortunately you had back surgery which sucks. Now we can't show Sammy
who's boss. Ah Sammy already knows your the best. I hope for you to get
well soon. And hopefully next season you can stay healthy and hit them
homers. Get well Jose!

Your fan,Gabe


From: AJice@aol.com
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 13:41:51 EDT
Subject: get well soon Jose

Jose,
    I've been a big fan of yours ever since u came into the league in 86.
i have all your baseball cards and all the "canseco albums" that u had. i
dont think there is anyone in baseball that had as much potential as u had,
and its a shame that injuries have deterred ur progress as one of the game's
best.
    Nevertheless, with all the disadvantages u've had, u've still
maintained your status as a franchise player and one of the most feared
hitters in all of baseball...and any major league pitcher will definitely
verify that.
    I was looking forward to seeing u at the all-star game...last time i
saw u was at yankee stadium 2 years ago i believe on ur birthday when u were
with boston. i had a sign for u and everything, but i dont think u saw it.
i was behind home plate...and even got stuff thrown at for it, haha.
    Well, get well soon, i sure hope u come back to play and we'll miss
you. You're an all-star no matter what.

Atom Johnston


From: "Ashley Mangham" <sxftdp@hotmail.com>
Subject: You are STILL the King!
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 17:49:46 GMT

Jose,
I almost cried when I heard that you were hurt and weren't going to be able
to play in the All-Star game. It's all good though, as soon as you're well,
you are gonna come back and still put up some amazing numbers! I just
wanted you to know that you haven't lost any support. This fan is truly
praying for you. I know that God has an increadible plan for your life and
He's going to use you for increadible things if you let him. I know that
you are searching for something. I also know that you'll never find it
until you surrender yourself into the hands of God and have a one on one
realationship with him! I'm not trying to preach, but I only want the best
for your life as a big fan of yours! Maybe you can use the time off to
really discover God's perfect plan for you!

IN HIM,
Ashley Mangham
sxftdp@hotmail.com


Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 13:50:27 -0400
From: Jim & Paula Adwell <jimala@servtech.com>
Subject: Miss You, Jose, but...Don't Rush It!!

Hello, Jose, just dropping in to wish you a Hurry Up and Get Well message,
but DON'T COME BACK TOO FAST!! I want to see you play till you're at least
40! So take care, talk to us on the Canseconet Chat, and see how many
people love you, have faith in you and want to see you play forever!!!
Besides, I've got to see you play "real live" , I've only seen you up close
and personal at a Spring Training Game, and that wasn't enough! So, hang
up those thoughts about retirement, we need you! Love, Kisses, and Hugs
from your #2 fan, (cause Mark Petrillo is your #1 fan) Paula Adwell, the
old lady of the canseconet list!!
Jim & Paula Adwell
jimala@servtech.com
jimala@apical.com
http://www.servtech.com/public/jimala/


From: "Peter Austin" Peter.Austin@btinternet.com
Subject: Best wishes
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 19:02:22 +0100

Get well soon Jose.

You will be sadly missed.

From an English fan of the Devil Rays.


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From: "Brent Ewing" <beewing@zoomnet.net>
Subject: Get well Jose
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 14:14:17 -0400

Unbelievable. Thats the only word that can describe how i feel right now.
My family and i went to Florida last week and attended the July 6th game
against Boston. We had seats in the 3rd row down the right field line. When
you came out my uncle yelled your name and i held up my sign that said I
came 1200 miles just to see Jose play and you looked right at me and kinda
nodded and smiled. That was the greatest feeling i ever had. You went 0-4
that night but it didn't matter to me because i got to see my hero. Two
night later we came back to another game and in your second at bat you hit
a 414 foot homerun, your 31st and hopefully not last of the season. Seeing
you hit a homerun was as good of feeling as you seeing my sign.
I just want to tell you that I hope you get well soon and get back to
playing the game that you love. Watching baseball won't be the same for me
until you come back.
Your
pal,
Brent
Ewing


Date: 13 Jul 99 13:29:33 CDT
From: Mike Dittmer <talles@usa.net>
Subject: Get Well Jose

A SPEEDY RECOVERY.....
Best Wishes For A Speedy and Healthy Recovery Go Out To You Mr.Canseco! Can't
Wait To See You Back In Form This Year. These Thoughts and Well Wishes Are I
Am Sure, Expressed By Not Only All Of Us Members at Canseconet.com But All
True Baseball Fans. You Truly Epitimize The Game That Is Baseball. It Is True
That Your Injury Left Us All A Bit Saddened, But Are Filled At The Same Time
With Passions of Anticipation of Your Retur.
Sincerely,
Mike Dittmer


From: BLUDEV92@aol.com
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 14:45:19 EDT
Subject: Get Well Soon!!!!!!

Dear Jose, I wish you all the best in your recovery. My brother had the same
surgery about 2 years ago and he is doing great. I know you will have a
speedy recovery too. I hope that maybe you will be visiting the sites or even
in soem chat rooms. I would love to talk to you. I have been a fan since I
first saw you in the World Series during the earthquake. I really liked you
best when you where with Oakland but you look mighty fine in that DevilRays
uniform. Well I don't want to bore you. I wish the best to you. Can't wait to
se you playing again and you will,I know. You are a very strong person
A devoted Fan Sherry S. Sawyer (BLUDEV92@AOL.COM)


From: "Paul Salazar" <psalazar55@hotmail.com>
Subject: Get well soon Jose
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 11:55:56 PDT

Get well soon Jose,and yes, you are the best homerun hitter in the business.

Paul Salazar, Albuquerque,NM


From: Platero Fabian SrA 375SUPS/LGS <Fabian.Platero@scott.af.mil>
Subject: Get well
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 13:39:55 -0500

Dear Jose,

    It's unfortunate that this had to happen but it did, hopefully
you'll come out on top. Best wishes and would have enjoyed seeing you in
the All-Star Game, maybe next year, huh. You happen to be my favorite
ballplayer, your former Bash-Brother happens to come in second. Still
rooting for you all these years!

                        Sincerely,
                        Fabian Platero


Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 15:02:43 -0400
From: crochunis <yank@pottsville.infi.net>
Subject: Get Well

I have your #1 fan since 86 i am from a small town in PA. Get Well
soon. You are the best player in MLB. Cant wait to see u putting them
over the fences.
Your fan,
Alexis


Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 12:07:11 -0700
Subject: GET WELL SOON!
From: scott south <s.south@juno.com>

Jose Canseco,
    I have been a fan of yours for a long time and it is certainly is a
pleasure to watch you play. Since I live in San Diego, I only get to
attend a few of your games. However I really enjoyed the interleague
series between Oakland and San Diego. My friend and I enjoyed seeing you
and McGwire back together, even though it was only for one season. I was
shocked and disappointed when I heard that you got injured because you
were on your way to having your best year and I was also looking forward
to watching you in the Home Run Derby and the All-Star game. I hope you
get well soon and can't wait to see you back in action.

Scott South
s.south@juno.com


From: "Vicki Nash" vnash@hotmail.com
Subject: Get well Jose!
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 12:28:42 PDT

I am so sorry that you had to have back surgery. I was enjoying this season so much and I know you were as well. I have been a fan since my son was 5 years old and he just loves you. He is now 20 and we are still faithful fans. I live in Virginia and try to go to Camden Yards every time you are there! Get well quick and best of luck with your recovery.

Vicki Nash


From: Jg1660@aol.com
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 15:37:13 EDT
Subject: JOSE GET WELL QUICK

hEY jOSE
jOE HERE HOPE YOUR BETTER SOON tAKE CARE JOE


From: "Berta/Valerie Ramsey" <ramzfam@hotmail.com>
Subject: Get Well Soon.
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 12:38:40 PDT

Hi.
This is a quick note to say that I hope you get-well soon. My thoughts
and prayers go out to you and your speedy recovery.
No matter what, you will always be the best. You are the #1 All-Star
Player. EVER! Hope to see you soon. Take care.

With love,
Valerie D. Ramsey
ramzfam@hotmail.com


From: NYGiant105@aol.com
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 15:40:38 EDT
Subject: Get Better!

Jose,

    You have been a huge inspiration in my baseball career and as well in
life. Get well as soon as possible! I know you have probably heard this a
million times by now , but if you don't get healthy on time -there is always
next year ! Get Better!!!


From: LITO77@aol.com
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 15:44:47 EDT
Subject: GET WELL SOON

JOSE,
WELL I REALLY MISSED SEEING YOU WIN THE HOMERUN DERBY LAST NIGHT.
THE ALL-STAR GAME WON'T BE THE SAME WITHOUT YOU. I MAY NOT SEE IT ANY MORE.
YOU WERE THE ONLY REASON I WAS GOING TO TUNE INTO THE GAME. I KNOW ITS JUST
AN ALL-STAR GAMEBUT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE TO SEE YOU THERE. ALL I WANT NOW
IS TO SEE YOU GET BACK INTO THE LINEUP AND PUT UP THOSE GREAT NUMBERS AGAIN.
I REALLY HOPE YOU DON'T CONSIDER RETIREMENT AS AN OPTION AS ALOT OF YOUR FANS
WILL MISS YOU.WELL I HOPE YOU GET WELL SOON AND GET BACK IN THE LINEUP.
ONE OF YOUR BIGGEST FANS

LITO77

P.S. I JUST WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT WE HAVE SOMETHING IN COMMON. WE BOTH
SHARE JULY 2 AS OUR BIRTHDAY!!


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Date: 13 Jul 99 12:17:47 PDT
From: brent bailey <bailey33@netscape.net>
Subject: Get Well Soon

Jose,
Pull through this one, I know you can. We as your loyal fans have been with
you all along, and we will stay with you through this too. Keep your hopes
up, even greater years are ahead.
We all love you,
Brent Bailey
bailey33@netscape.net


From: "Terri Cole" <tcole53@hotmail.com>
Subject: GET WELL SOON JOSE!!!!
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 12:47:01 PDT

Jose - This is going to be a short, but sincere get well wish to you!
You are my favorite ball player and I have missed you so very much not
playing baseball! I know that you feel down right now - but don't give
up!!! Too many of us are counting on you and love you!!!! Just take care of
yourself and know that your fans love you no matter what and we're all
praying for your speedy recovery from this surgery!
Much love and best wishes to the best (and my personal favorite) ball
player! Terri Cole - Sarasota, Florida

PS - I am not interested or watching the All-Stars since you aren't
there!!!! You are the All-Star!!!!


From: "Eric D.Morton" <morton@twcf.rr.com>
Subject: Get Well
Date: 14 Jul 99 15:35:47 -0800

Jose,
I am very sorry to hear about your back problems. I hope you get well soon so that you can get back out there and continue your march to the Hall of Fame. George Brett will be inducted this year, and he too had a career filled with injuries. It is the unwillingness to quit and determination to keep coming back that makes guys like you and George special. I know you have done it numerous times before, and it must get harder every time to motivate yourself to get back out there and rebuild your body. You have such a gift, I hope that you are able to make a full and speedy recovery. There are a lot of people rooting for you, and I am one of them. Thank you for what you have given baseball fans. We really do appreciate it. I am putting my money on you to make it back and continue the fantastic year you are having. See you in 5 or 6 weeks!

                    Sincerely,
                    Eric Morton

Eric D. Morton
Road Runner Operations Manager
Groupware International


From: Jim M Voth <vothjm@JLHA.COM>
Subject: Gte Well...
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 15:58:23 -0400

Jose:
Get well soon. You have been a tremendous asset on every team that you
have played for as well as being instrumental in bringing the home-run
era to baseball. Your powerful offensive style brought baseball back to
the forefront of sports. It is very unfortunate that so many potential
home runs were victimized by injury, however your HOF numbers speak for
themselves. I wish you the best in whatever the future may bring.
Your fan,
Jeff Voth


From: "robertjh" robertjh@email.msn.com
Subject: Retirement "NOT"
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 12:57:29 -0700

Jose, baseball and the fans need the mature, witty, and talented Canseco for a few more years. Rest, Rehab, and Stay Loose. Some of that Cuban coffee will have you back in no time. Chuck in Burlingame,CA.


From: NCage98@aol.com
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 16:23:25 EDT
Subject: Jose Please!!!!

Dear Jose, you are probably one of the best baseball players in baseball
right now , and one of the best all time!! The first 40/40 man!! You have to
be good to do that , and look at the company your in with that feat!! WEll I
hope you get better soon man, you have to come back to baseball, nobody can
hit homeruns like you Jose!! Dont Retire!!!!!! Baseball needs you!! Can
somebody please tell me where I can find a Canseco jersey?????


From: Rita_Alvarado@crosstimbers.com
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 15:36:22 -0500
Subject: JOSE

Jose, you will be back in great form within a month, I know you can come back
you always do. Nothing can keep you down, I have faith in you all the way, and
when you come back "Chulo PAPI en todo el mundo."

DALE UN BESO Y ADIOS!!!

I will miss seeing you in the AlI-Star game. I am your biggest fan since you
started on the A's, I
remember when Ozzie was with you on the same team. Now I have the opportunity
to see you when you play the Rangers, I always cheer for you when you come up to
bat. I usually seat behind homeplate and call you PAPi. I hope and pray you
will be in Texas on the 17th & 18th of September.

Spend time with your daughter, and get back to do what you do best. "PLAY BALL"
P.S. Someday I would love to meet you... I have a few snapshots from you at
the Ranger games.


Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 14:08:33 -0600
From: web-play web-play@web-play.com
Subject: Get well man!!!

HEY MAN:

I WISH YUO GET WELL SOON,YOU WERE HAVING A GREAT SEASON

SO WE ALL HOPE YOU CAN RETURN IN A SHORT TIME TO CONTINUE

YOUR HOMERUN HITTING.

BEST WISHES,OMAR BACA,CD JUAREZ BIGGEST FAN.


From: Tiger10401@aol.com
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 16:43:11 EDT
Subject: Get well Jose

Hey Jose!

I am saddened deeply to hear of your back injury, but luckily it is not
the end of the world. I know you were having a personal record breaking
year, but just come back better than ever next year and do better than this
year. You are and will always be my favorite baseball player. I hope you
feel better! Hope to see you playing baseball in the near future!

Your #1 fan,

Brad Caldwell, from Pittsburgh, PA


From: LGF1997@aol.com
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 17:14:57 EDT
Subject: get well note for Jose

Jose- We have followed your career since the mid 1980s and we know that this
minor setback isn't going to sideline you for long. Don't get discouraged
and even think about retirement! You've still got lots of great plays left
in you, and we are anxious to see them all. Just remember you have lots of
loyal fans who are with you in spirit as you recover. God Bless you with a
quick recovery! --The Favatas--Tony, Laura and Lew


From: "s.salazar" <susisala@gte.net>
Subject: GET WELL SOON J.C #33
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 14:22:08 -0500

WE IN LANCASTER CALIFORNIA WISH YOU THE VERY BEST, AND ALONG WITH OUR WISHES
OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU JESSICA, AND JOSIE.
LOVE ALWAYS YOUR FANS.
SUSIE SALAZAR.


From: "D. Miller" dbmill@gte.net
Subject: Get Well Jose! We need You!
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 17:28:13 -0400

Hi Jose, I am a fan from Tampa Bay, wishing you well to a speedy recovery. Keep the faith, and who knows what could happen. The Devil Rays and all us fans in Tampa Bay NEED YOU! But for now, just rest and get well. I truly believe you will be back, better than ever!

A faithful fan,
Diane Miller (dbmill@gte.net)


From: "Robert Martin" rmm1976@hotmail.com
Subject: Get Well Jose!
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 17:29:35 -0400

Jose,

I just wanted to tell you that I hope you're feeling better. I've been a huge fan of yours since the old Oakland days and have watched you mature over the years (via interviews, etc.). You are a great role model and a terrific person, so keep your chin up and get well soon! By the way, I think you would have blown away Griffey and Big Mac in the home run derby (maybe next year!). You are the most exciting player in baseball, bar none. Well, good luck and my prayers are with you!

Rob Martin


From: D-RAT@webtv.net (Jorge Almeida)
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 17:36:29 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Speedy recovery. Get well soon
    Jose

500 is a fact,you are a young man look at the kind of year
Ripken,Baines,and Chile Davis are having,and these guys are around 40
years old.And 600 is yet a possibility.Cheer up!
Jorge Almeida.
Miami


From: "Mike Haverland" <mhaverland@email.msn.com>
Subject: Get Well!
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 17:56:23 -0400

Master,
This bites! Get well soon!
Mike Haverland


From: BEARSDENSPORTS@webtv.net (DENNIS CYBULSKY)
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 19:06:16 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Get well soon Jose, baseball needs you. That HR derby was garbage

without you. You would have won easy. Juan Iglesias friend, Dennis from
New Jersey.


Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 16:10:53 -0700 (PDT)
From: CHRIS M <buffdaddy2333@yahoo.com>
Subject: My Hero

Jose, right now you might be feeling alone, but belive me you have
more support than you can ever imagine. Jose since 1986 you have been
my hero, I have sood by you through good times and bad. And I want you
to know you have made me so proud, you have never, ever let me down.
Jose you are the sole reason I love baseball like I do, you are the
reason I started playing the game. I am now 23 and I still play right
field and wear #33. Jose please get well, because your the best hero
anyone could ever have....Chris


From: RDuncan304@aol.com
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 19:23:08 EDT
Subject: get well soon jose

here wishing you a great recovery and hope you start feeling better ,
best wishes to you and your familia,our prayers
for a nice recovery!
FANS FROM
ALVISO,CALIFAS,
LOS MONTIJOS


From: PrplProwlr@aol.com
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 19:31:26 EDT
Subject: Get Well

Jose get well soon our prayers are with you. Your still the MAN!!!!!

                                    Ron Charlton


From: FemQTintx@aol.com
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 19:50:29 EDT
Subject: To a speedy recovery

Dear Jose,
just a note to let you know you're in my prayers. There is nothing I alone
can say to make this any easier for you, but I hope it helps in some way to
know how many loyal fans you have pulling for your swift and complete
recovery. I know how it feels to me each time when I feel I am finally
reaching my potential, only to have yet another thing placed in my way. I
tend to first think "This doesn't surprise me." Then something inside refuses
to accept it, and I get up, dust myself off, and give it my best go once
again. All that getting up and dusting off gets tiring at times, but it's
better than the alternative. I say all that to say this; You have proved
repeatedly, to yourself and others, that you can bounce back from almost
anything. Only you know what you are capable of health wise, but somehow I
can see you in the future, standing at the plate, taking that monster swing,
and trotting around the bases as only you can do. Even when we believe in
ourselves, its nice to know others believe in us too. For the record, I
believe in you.

With warmest wishes for health and happiness,
Tyra Walker
Argyle, Texas


From: "Barbara Vasquez" bvasquez@cascade-tech.com
Subject: YOU WILL BE MISSED
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 16:59:57 -0700

TAKE CARE AND RETURN QUICKLY, THE GAME JUST ISN'T THE SAME WITH OUT YOU!!!!!!

YOUR BIGGEST FAN
BARBARA VASQUEZ


From: "CKF (Chris Fairchild)" ckf@visuallink.com
Subject: Say it ain't so, Jose
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 20:04:32 -0400

Best wishes on a speedy recovery. Get those retirement thoughts out of your head!!

Chris


From: "Ryan Sumner" <ryansumner@hotmail.com>
Subject: Don't give up now!
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 17:52:24 PDT

Jose,
Don't even think of retirement, not when you are just getting on a role
again this year. Always have hope and remember God is with you and he will
give you strength to power homeruns into the upper deck in no time. But,
you have to help yourself and he will help you.
Sincerely
Ryan S.


From: BoSox11978@aol.com
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 21:11:37 EDT
Subject: Get Well Soon!

Jose-
You've been having a great year and I think I speak for all of us devoted
fans when I say that I'm proud to be your fan. They've done surgery on you
before, and you came back strong, so I think you should be able to do it
again. You are without a doubt the main reason that I remain such a big
baseball fan.

I look forward to seeing you out on the field again soon, punishing those AL
pitchers for making the smallest mistakes.

Your fan,

Nathan Harris


From: "David Look" <d2thal@hotmail.com>
Subject: dont go joe
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 18:18:54 PDT

Mr. Canseco

Hope to see you in the lineup this fall. Stay up, dude.

PEACE OUT!!!

KEEP THE FAITH!!


From: "Dave Ostang" <ebbjet@erienet.net>
Subject: Keep the Faith !!!
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 20:33:36 -0700

Dear Jose,
I hope that you can make a full recovery from your back surgery. You
were having a terrific year on AND off the field. You have truly come FULL
CIRCLE. Don't give up on your dream of the Hall of Fame. If any one can do
it.... YOU CAN !!! Congratulations on your All Star selection, you will be
there again. Keep the Faith, don't give up.... that is not like you.... that
is part of being Jose Canseco.... Hall of Famer !!!! Good Luck, Get Well,
and God Bless you and yours !!!!!

Dave Ostang AKA ebbjet@erienet.net


From: Badboy2033@aol.com
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 22:11:17 EDT
Subject: get well soon.

DEAR MR . 40-40,

MY NAME IS JOEL ROSS AND I LIVE IN MOBILE ALABAMA, AND I JUST WANTED TO SAY,
YOU BETTER GET WELL SOON. I WAS ON MY WAY TO TAMPA NEXT WEEK AND THEN YOU GOT
HURT. I REALLY WANT TO SEE YOU BASH ONE A MILE , SO HURRY UP AND HEAL UP.
THANKS

YOUR BIGGEST FAN(BESIDES MARK!)

JOEL ROSS


Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 22:48:43 -0400
From: Michael Bono <bono@shore.intercom.net>
Subject: Hang in There !!

Hello I'm just a huge fan who would hate to see you retire. I hope you
play long enough to get 500 homeruns. It is in your reach. However, I do
not want to see you hurt yourself where it will lessen your life after
baseball. You have to do what's best for Jose Canseco! I have followed
your career and have no doubts you will be back. I look foward to seeing
your first 65 homerun season.
Please take care, Michael Bono


Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 19:42:47 -0700 (PDT)
From: nikki ludwick <bre_ze@yahoo.com>

jose'
i know times are tough right now. and i was really looking forward to
seeing u in the homerun durby this past monday and the all star game on
tues. but hey don't get down. keep ur head up. we all miss u and hope u
get better real soon.

one of ur number one fans,
nikki


From: Lordfine50@aol.com
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 22:45:58 EDT
Subject: (no subject)

jose i have been watching you since i was 7 years old. you are my favorite
baseball player. hurry back. i want you to stay around a couple more years
and go for that 500 home run total. i want to meet you someday. thank you.
get well soon.

Nick (16 years old)
Lordfine50@aol.com


From: "Robert I. Nuño PE, RPLS" nunorob@wt.net
Subject: Recovery
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 21:37:42 -0500

Dear Jose:

My son David and I wish you a full and speedy recoverey. Baseball is not the same without you. My son is the little cuban kid that together with a bunch of kids was taken to lunch by you, in Dallas about seven years ago. He said that was his best day ever. Mucha suerte

Roberto I. Nuño
15450 El Padre Dr.
Houston, Texas 77083


Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 20:11:23 -0700
From: Greg Schaeffer <schaeff@nanosecond.com>
Subject: get well Jose

I would first like to congratulate you on the outstanding season you
have had so far. Second of all, I would like to wish you a speedy
recovory. I hope we will see you back on the field this year. I am a
long time fan and was very upset to hear that you were injured and would
not be attending the allstar game. I would like to wish you the best of
luck and hope to see you entertaining us with some more of your infamous
homeruns.

get well soon

Greg Schaeffer


From: "Carrie Gebhart" <gebhart@cwia.com>
Subject: Get Well Soon!
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 20:42:06 -0700

Hey Jose. I am so sorry about your back injury and the timing of it.
Hopefully, this surgery will enable you to make a complete recovery and give
us a reason to read the box scores again. You gave us a very exciting first
half of the season, and we anxiously await your return.

Get well soon Jose! We miss you! You're the Bomb!

Carrie Gebhart


From: Parrot215@aol.com
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 23:42:04 EDT
Subject: Re: [Canseconet.com] Get Well Soon Jose...

Hi jose,

My name is John Orofino from Los Angeles, California. I feel real bad
about your recent set back. It's only a set back, and not a serious one.
It only takes you out hitting at least 50 home runs or more. I still believe
in you and love watching you hit, and it doesn't matter if your used only as
a DH. Hope you really get well, and stay focused on your return to the
lineup. Once you do return back in the lineup, you can start having fun
again. Bye.

P.S. - Your still my favorite among the other home run hitters in the
game today.


From: "Tajima" knights@withnet.or.jp
Subject:
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 12:41:30 +0900

Get well Jose!

I'm your #1fan in Japan from 1985.

Please get well soon and hit homeruns again.

And be a hall of famer.


From: JN7JN8@aol.com
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 00:04:28 EDT
Subject: best wishes jose

Jose,
It seems like whenever you almost get back to where you were something
happens to stop you. I can hardly imagine the frustration that you must be
feeling. If I could have one wish it would be for your back to heal ,and for
you to make a complete recovery ,and come back next year with the same
numbers. It was so sweet of you to apologize to all the fans who would have
loved to see you in the All-star game, myself included. Anyway, I just wanted
to let you know that you are loved and in our prayers in Idaho.

                                       
                    Your fan always,
                                       
                        Jennifer Neeser


From: CTLights1@aol.com
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 00:10:58 EDT
Subject: Get Well Jose

What a start for 99' ! Best wishes for quick recovery and a healthy 2000!
I have been following you since your start with the A's and havent faltered
hope. Come back swinging buddy....
Regards, Michael Gormley - Lighting Designer - Pigeon Forge, TN


Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 00:56:52 -0400
From: Chris Luccy <cal3@po.cwru.edu>
Subject: get well

Jose...we're all pulling for you. The Home Run Derby wasn't the same
without ya....


From: checkersmom@webtv.net (Sandra Roush)
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 00:59:37 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Back Surgery

I am so sorry to hear about your back surgery and can imagine the pain,
etc. that you had to go through. I was so looking forward to seeing you
in the home run derby and all-star game that I'm sorry this had to
happen now. I will be undergoing shoulder surgery next Wednes. (7/21) to
remove a bone as the swelling in my shoulder has become so bad, that my
bicep muscle ripped loose from my shoulder. They're going to remove the
bone to make room for the swelling and keep my rotator cuff from ripping
loose next. Living in PA I don't get alot of news here regarding your
convalescing time, etc. So, if you receive this msg., I would
appreciate if you could write back and let me know how you are doing.
Baseball is never the same, without you. Get well soon!


Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 00:02:11 -0500
From: nboards <nboards@memphis.edu>
Subject: (no subject)

Get well soon Jose, you are the best


From: Ryno187@aol.com
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 01:19:13 EDT
Subject: Get Well Soon

Dear Jose,

    As one of your fans I wish you all the luck in the world for your
recovery. I hope you plan to make a triumphant return after the injury passes
so that you can hit your 500th homerun and be a shoe in for the Hall Of Fame.
Get Well Soon.

Sincerely,
Ryan


Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 22:21:02 -0700 (PDT)
From: Joe Bindel <jab51180@yahoo.com>
Subject: Best Wishes, Jose

Hey, Jose...I was devastated when I heard 'the news'.
It seems like you just can't catch a break. I cant imagine what would
be going through your mind at this point (frustation, obviously)All I
can say is good luck to you in health and in future decisions you
should make. I really have enjoyed watching you play (especially wheni
you played for Texas..i live an hour north of Arlington) and was at the
game this May 18th cheering for you when you went yard to centerfield.
I plan on attending again when you come back in mid - September,
whether you're back or not...Good Luck!
Sincerely, Joe A. Bindel


Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 03:52:25 -0500
From: Jason Davis <JMDAVIS1@mocha.memphis.edu>
Subject: Get Well Soon!

Jose,

I've been a COMPLETE fan for 11 years now. I've seen you overcome
many things, including the injuries. I haven't stopped being your
number 1 fan for a second. You have a lot of true fans who would never
abandon you and change favorite players. I couldn't picture myself
liking another player even a fraction as much as you. I know you can
return. I honestly think you'll have better bat speed than you did this
year. I know you'll try your hardest to return. I know you are a
warrior. Nobody has fought against so many injuries. You always come
through. You NEVER let down your fans. I saw that you apologized for
it, so I wanted to be sure and assure you that we're never let down.
Good Luck and return very soon.

Jason


From: dpsurvivor@webtv.net (diane poppler)
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 06:30:13 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Get Well Jose

I hope you are feeling better especially since you are I share the same
birthday. It is not time to fall apart, we are too young. You will be
back at bat very soon and know you will pick up right where you left
off. You are on my prayer list.

Diane Poppler
St. Petersburg, FL


From: "James Schlesener" <athletics_fan@hotmail.com>
Subject: Get Well Jose...
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 05:03:16 PDT

You gave me so many great memories during your time with the A's...the '88
season alone will last me a lifetime...thank you Jose. Even though I can't
follow you as closely as I could when you played for the A's, I still enjoy
checking up on you everyday to see how you did...and Mark always keeps us
updated on the latest news about you. So take your time and get
healthy...your fans will be patiently waiting...then we'll continue the
countdown to HR #500. James Schlesener, Gridley, CA


From: "Michael Key" <oumak@hotmail.com>
Subject: Wish you the best
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 14:11:44 CEST

Jose,

As a 13 year fan of yours, I wanted to wish you a speedy recovery and the
best of luck for a quick return. I have had a couple of knee surgeries and
can relate to the frustration an athelete feels when they are sidelined due
to injury. I hope you remember that only last week you sent a ball over 400
feet into the night. It's not time to hang 'em up yet. You're the only
player who can swing at a pitch and miss and still draw a reaction from the
crowd. Again, best wishes for your health, and we're all waiting to see you
at the plate again.

Sincerely,

Michael A. Key
U.S. Army
Schweinfurt, Germany


From: "Jeanne or Edward Bousquet" <cows@together.net>
Subject: Get Well Jose!!
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 08:14:27 -0700

Get well quick wishes go out to you, Jose! We wish you a very speedy
recovery. We watched the ALL-Star Game but it just wasn't the same without
you. The replacement DH just didn't cut it. There IS no replacement for
Jose Canseco!! We wish you well and we will be ready to hear all the good
updates on you. Hope you will be back in the starting line up again real
soon but take your time and get completely well. Our thoughts and prayers
are with you. From your loyal fans, Jeanne & Amanda Bousquet at
cows@together.net


Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 09:05:26 -0700 (PDT)
From: Flloyd Morgan <flloydmorgan@yahoo.com>
Subject: Heard You Were Feeling Under The Weather...Cheer Up!!

Greetings from Toronto, Canada!

I'm 34 years old (male) and I saw my first live baseball game on July
2, 1999 (your birthday).

I saw you hit a great homerun. How exciting that was!
I went for my second game on July 4, 1999 and what did you do? Yet
another homerun. I must be your lucky charm!! (just kidding)

Now I'm hearing that you might retire? Dude, I need to see you hit
just one more homerun, please. I will always respect your decisions.
If you retire, I can deal with that.

Anyway, I hope you recover 150%. I, selfishly, would like to see you
play one more solid and injury-free season - just to show the world how
great you really are.

By the way, on your birthday, my friend Joanne sent you a birthday
card. We delivered it to the Dome just before the game on July 2,
1999. Hope you liked it.

Jose, take your time healing. You have tons of fans that want to see
you get better.

Take it easy, relax.

Flloyd


Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 09:23:20 -0700 (PDT)
From: "William O'Donnell" <o_donnell23@yahoo.com>
Subject: Get Well soon!!!!!!!!!

Well, first of all I am not a fan of the Tampa Bay DevilRays, but you
will be missed deeply by those fans. I missed you at the homerun derby
Monday. Just the swings you take make it worth the price of admission
wherever you play. McGwire and Griffey would have had some competition
if you were there. Take care and get well soon!!!!!!!!

Bill O'Donnell
Howell, New Jersey


From: "David K Morehouse" THEHOUSE@prodigy.net
Subject: my best of wishes
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 09:48:45 -0000

dear jose,

my best wishes to the man who made me believe i can do anything. i've watched you play ball for more than 12 years now, following you, and making myself better by trying to hit the ball like Jose Canseco. i will be attending college on a baseball scholarship, and hope to one day play side by side with my baseball hero.

best wishes and a speedy recovery,
mike in yakima,wa


From: SAPIMGO@aol.com
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 12:51:34 EDT
Subject: CONOOOO JOSEEEE!!!

JOSE YO Y MI HIJO TE DESEAMOS UNA RECUPERACION RAPIDA Y VERTE JUGANDO
PRONTO.CONO VIEJO SANTIGUATE PA EL ANO QUE VIENE!!!!JEJEJEJE...JAIME Y CHRIS


Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 10:06:03 -0700
From: "ZACHARY LEAL" <zl773@oaklandas-fan.com>
Subject: get well

Jose,

Get well man, we need you back. I know it sucks that you had to miss the All-Star Game but youve over come a lot of adversity in your career and I know your going to get through this rough time also.

Zach
Denver,CO


Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 10:17:15 -0700 (PDT)
From: jonh brown <moises1998@yahoo.com>
Subject: FROM CUBA

HI,CANCECO,I HOPE YOU FEEL WELL DAY BY DAY,TAKE IT EASY BROTHER,TAKE
THE SITUATION A DAY AT THE TIME ,LOOK FOWARD AND THINK POSITIVE,IN CUBA
THOUNSAND OF FANS LOVE YOU AND WE HOPE YOU RECOVER SOON,WE MISS Y6OU
BROTHER BE GOOD AND TAKE THE MEDICINE,OK JA,JA,JA


Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 14:33:20 -0500
From: "MARLA MCGLONE" <MMCGLO@parknet.pmh.org>
Subject: Get Well Jose.....

Baseball without Jose Canseco will be like Texas without sunshine ( and you know there is no such thing).

If and when you do hang it up, it will be a dark day...not just here in Texas, but in all of Baseball. You are more important than the game....Hope you feel better soon....Hope to see you here @ the Ballpark in Arlington again....

Best Wishes,

Marla Lynn McGlone
Junior Staff Accountant
General Ledger / Cash Management
Accounting/Finance
Parkland Health & Hospital System
e-mail address : mmcglo@parknet.pmh.org
phone : 214.590.4131
fax : 214.590.4162


From: "Daniel Gohlke" <drgohlke@hotmail.com>
Subject: get well soon
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 12:45:28 PDT

Jose,
Hope your back is better soon and hope you are back on the field soon.
Don't get discouraged we all want you to play real soon.
Dan in Toledo


From: "Cassie Lane" <cassielane@hotmail.com>
Subject: get well soon
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 12:49:48 PDT

hey I hope you are feeling better really soon you are having such a great
year it is such a sham that this had to happen to you now. I am a big
bluejay fan and was really sad to see you leave

Take care,
Caitie Hase


Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 13:03:02 -0700
From: "cheri ballew" <cheriloves@canseconet.com>
Subject: speedy recovery

The All-Star Game sucked without you. But as thrilling as it would have been to
see you take your place on the field with the baseball greats, past and present,

in Boston, it's more important that you take care of yourself and be pain-free.
So please rest, rehab, spend lots of time with your daughter, and do what it
takes to feel your best physically and mentally, and your fans in Texas will
look forward to seeing you alongside Pudge, Raffy, and Juan at the Ballpark
Sept. 17, 18, & 19 -- that will be All-Star Game enough for me.

Con Afecto, Cheri


From: "osda" osda@pioneeris.net
Subject:
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 17:29:40 -0400

Jose

Best of luck. Get well soon. I broke my back & had a couple of surgerys, so I know what you're going through. Getting & feeling well again is the most important thing to do. It may take awhile, so hang in there & don't get discouraged..........Mike O.


From: polly@canseconet.com
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 14:58:03 -0700
Subject: Get well Jose

My thoughts are with you at this time.
Get well soon.
Best wishes
Polly


From: newmessiah@mindspring.com
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 15:01:37 -0700
Subject: Michael Deimel, wishing Jose good health.

When I was yonger, you (Jose) came to Atlanta (Castlegate Hotel) to sign autograph. My step-father took me to see you. I had my '86 Donruss rockie card with me that my father had purchesed for my birthday. When I got to you you were handed the card by someone next to you and you said to that guy that you had been waiting to see that one. I couldn't say anything, I was right in front of Jose Canseco. My step-father teased me about it on the way home and said that you were not even that great a player. I told him he was wrong someday you were going to hit 500 homeruns and would go to the Hall of Fame like Reggie Jackson, his favorite. I reminded him of it this year when you reached 400. He said that he was happy for me considering I took a lot abuse still wearing my old jerseys and stuff years after your last great season when you and hit 44 homers. I felt very gratefull that my choice in favorites was going to be imortalized in Cooperstown. Well when you got hurt I said well !
that is bad, and I was sad of course but knew you would be back. Then I read the other day in the paper that you might consider retirement. I almost cried, you would shut up all of the people that said you were washed up, if you made it, even if it took you playing half a year, every year to get there, you would be in the Baseball Hall Of Fame. That is the greatest acheavement in all of sports. Hold of retirement, don't let those people be right.

Some one that never stopped believing
Micheal Deimel
newmessiah@mindspring.com


Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 15:08:05 -0700 (PDT)
From: michael oxx albright <oxxford@yahoo.com>
Subject: Get Well Jose

Dear Jose,
I have been a fan for about 11-12 years now and still today I think you
are the best player out there. I hope the back surgery went well and
you recover soon. I also hope you don't retire because it would really
suck! But if you have to do it I think every Canseco fan will
understand.

Last year when the BlueJays were playing the Angels, that was my very
first baseball game I have ever seen. And for the luck of me I saw you
hit your 35 home run of last season and I almost sh#& my pants. Me
being a fan of your and getting the chances to see you hit a long one.
It was a huge thrill and I'll never forget it! Well hope you get better
soon and hope to see you at the plate int the future!!


A Huge Canseco Fan
Michael"Oxx"Albright


From: "Roy Parsons" rparsons@geotec.net
Subject: sorry about the bad break
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 17:12:16 -0000

jose, just have a little bet w/ friends that you will still break 45 homeruns this year. good luck on recovery and on the 500 hr club. a big fan----randall parsons


Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 19:04:37 -0400
From: Steve & Mary Ann <levins@mindspring.com>
Subject: Need you back

Looking forward to seeing you back in the Trop soon. It has been great
watching you at the plate in person this year and I am looking forward
to your next monster shot off the catwalk. Get healthy Jose, and we'll
see you back in uniform in no time.

Steve Levin
Seminole, FL


From: BartandRon@aol.com
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 21:01:56 EDT
Subject: Get Well Soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have been a fan of yours since you first came up and I want to thank you
for all the years that you have given to all of us fans and the baseball
world. You are one of the greatest players ever to have taken the field. I
have always admired the way you have given 100% of yourself. I do not think
many peaople know how many times you played in pain. I want to also, thank
you for taking the time to give each and every fan of yours a smile or a
wave. I will be praying for your recovery and will always be PROUD to be a
JOSE CANSECO FAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Carol Secor
was3619@webtv.net


From: "jodyrae" jodyrae@alltel.net
Subject: Get Well
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 21:15:42 -0700

My thoughts are with you -- JUST GET WELL. Nothing more needs to be said.

Jody Vaughn
jodyrae@alltel.net


From: "Tom Waugh" wahoo@cgocable.net
Subject:
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 21:42:09 -0400

I hope you recover soon. I have great memories of your Toronto days, and was hoping you'd hit 60!

You'll be back!

Tom Waugh
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.


From: JCM163321@aol.com
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 21:48:37 EDT
Subject: Get Well Soon Jose

Hey Jose, I've been a fan of yours ever since I was 8 years old and you've
been my favorite player ever since. I hope you get well soon cause we would
all like to see you play for a couple more years and end up with 500 home
runs so that one day we could watch you get inducted into the Hall of Fame
with 100% of the votes Get well very soon!

Jonathan C. Mitchell


Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 22:15:20 -0700
From: colin <c_perrie@hotmail.com>
Subject: Message For Jose

Hi Jose,
i'm so sorry that you are hurt again, i have been watching you for
quite some time now. Please don't retire!!!, i don't think baseball
would be worth caring about anymore if you wern't a huge part of it like
now. You are my inspiration, you have overcome this before i know you
can do it agian, You are the second greatest man in the world in my
heart, you stand beside Garth Brooks, you have brought me through alot,
for a man to have the ability to change then, i know that maybe some of
the people i really care about could do the same...
    Love you'r most devistated fan. you'r greatest follower, one of you'r
greatest fans, and the best JOSE CANSECO DEFENDER IN THE WORLD
P.S. i will never stop using 33 on everything i do, my uniforms and my
lotto tickets, oh yeah, i won't ever stop wearing your jearsy either.
GET WELL SOON PLEASE, YOU COULD STILL WIN THE HOME RUN RACE!!!!!


From: mrfrog@bellsouth.net
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 21:16:27 -0500
Subject: Your Huntsville Fans

We wish you a speedy recovery, Jose. The Parkway you "dented" from home
plate is now being resurfaced. God Bless You. mrfrog.


From: MUH30CAT@aol.com
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 22:02:23 EDT
Subject: (no subject)

Get well soon I missed your power in the all star game.I hope you make a
speedy recovery.
                                       
    Jeff Muha


From: BartandRon@aol.com
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 22:21:43 EDT
Subject: Feel Better Soon

Dear Jose:

My best friend, Carol Secor, has been a fan of yours for over 10 years. She
is a loyal fan who has supported you no matter what team you are on. When
you were traded in 1992 it was quite a sad time, but you showed that being a
person of grace and character pays off.

I confess I was not always a fan, mostly because I'm a devoted Terry (the
best behind the plate) Steinbach fan. However, when Carol's mom was dying
from cancer 6 years ago you sent her an autographed photo and note. Only a
special person would do that. You also took pictures with Oakland fans on
picture day in 1997 when Mark McGuire was to high and mighty to do so.

You sir deserve kudos for surviving the abuse of the press and comments on
everything from your marriage to your cars. I. for one, have had quite
enough. Besides, you look so good in your uniform it is a crime that you
aren't a male model.

Anyone who survived Tony (I won't let them have dinner) LaRussa can bounce
back from surgery and the set backs of life. No matter what happens you have
many, many fans who are there for you.

And so I leave you with some thought provoking advice:
You're gonna win some
You're gonna loose some
And some are gonna be rained out!

Get Well Soon and for super laughs go see "Austin Powers two - The spy Who
Shagged Me !"

Love,
Carol's friend - Kathleen


Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 19:50:28 -0600
From: alacazem@rmi.net (Cynthia Zehm)
Subject: cozmico

Dear Jose,

I'm writing you this as my first opportunity to correspond with you,
hopefully directly, altho it is going via email thru Mark's website.

I, first of all, send you my very abundant Love and Light in the recovery
of your body, mind and spirit following your back surgery. I have
experienced the pain and injury of a herniated disc, so I know a bit of
what you are going through. I also want to tell you how ardent I have been
about following your career and wishing you success on every level,
personal and professional. I have much compassion for your challenges in
relationship and much admiration for your professional achievements. I
think you are the greatest, and can go on and on, but will not.

I am a professional astrologer/columnist, writer, counselor and artist.
While I do find you extremely attractive physically - as I'm sure everyone
does - I am primarily interested in your mind and spirit. I am aware that
you are an identical twin and this fascinates me astrologically. I live in
a most beautiful place near Telluride, CO - have you heard of it? - and
would love to see you come visit sometime. I'd be happy to show you around.
Also am offering my professional services in your recovery. Have you ever
had your chart done? This is a great time to do so! My phone # is
970-327-4141. Call and leave a number where I can reach you if I'm out of
the office.

Take care of yourself, and Very Good Luck!!!

Sincerely,
one of your true and loyal admirers,
Cynthia Zehm

Peace Love Joy, Cynthia Zehm * Box 101 * Norwood * CO 81423 * 970-327-4141


From: DLave92701@aol.com
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 22:25:52 EDT
Subject: Get Well Soon, Jose

Jose,
    I just want to let you know that my thoughts and prayers are with you
as you recover from your surgery. It was a shame that this injury had to
happen when you were off to your best season ever, but sometimes life throws
us some wicked curves. You've batteled back before and have beaten the odds,
so I have faith that you will have a strong recovery and come back better
than ever. Don't give up hope on the future because you still have many great
years of baseball left.

God bless you ---
Rena


From: "Eric Fultz" EFULTZ@prodigy.net
Subject: josecansecogetwell
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 21:47:46 -0500

No way Jose! I can't believe you're injured. Any way I just wanted to tell
you that you have been my favorite baseball player ever since I got your
card in a Cracker Jack box in '90...I was 7. McGwire & you should be on
MTV's Fanatic. That would be awesome!(I would be there even if I wasn't
picked).

Your # 1 fan,
Eric Fultz in

St. Louis, MO

(p.s: the line colors are the colors of the teams you played for in order...but not St.Louis. You should have been at the All Star Game and cranked one over the Green Monster! )


From: "Jim Farrand" <jimf@midohio.net>
Subject:
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 23:13:22 -0700

jose i just thought that i would say get well and that as a fan if you
don't play for the rest of the season or if you don't play again that i'm
very proud of what you have done this season and your whole carear.i think
that your are a great baseball player,in fact i think your one of the best
to ever play the game.i know that there is a chance that you may never play
again and if you don't i know that i can speak for the rest of your fans by
saying that we are all very proud of you and wish that we could see you
play just one more time.

get well,

scott farrand


From: Gdelpozo@aol.com
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 23:06:58 EDT
Subject: gilberto del pozo

hang in there go for the 500 hope you feel better gilberto


From: "Clinton" Witties@bigpond.com.au
Subject: Get Well Jose!
Date: Thursday, 15th of July, 1999.

15/7/99

Jose,

For goodness sakes, whatever you do PLEASE DON'T RETIRE! The game of baseball just wouldn't be the same without you. It would be an injustice to see you fall short of reaching the 500 home run plateau - A milestone that would no doubt ensure you a place in the Hall of Fame!

Good luck with your recovery. I have no doubt you'll be swinging the bat soon!

From your biggest fan in Australia!!!
Clinton Witt
Sydney, Australia


From: "Tom Watson" <vwatson@mchs.east-china.k12.mi.us>
Subject: Hang in there, Jose
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 23:20:33 -0400

Hi Jose: My name is Tom Watson from St. Clair, Michigan. First, I hope you
are well on the road to recovery. Second, I would like to thank you for
signing my life-size cutout of yourself at Skydome on your birthday. Also,
thanks for signing my 89 World Series ball. I gave the cutout to my good
friend, Steve Mack, and the ball is in my personal collection. We were
thrilled to see you hit homerun #29 that night. The news of your back
surgery came as a shock. But please, do not give up. I have been
following your career since 1987, always bragging to my co-workers &
friends when you blasted a homer and taking some jabs when you didn't. But
the ride has been great. You are just 72 big blasts from the hallowed
halls of Cooperstown where your legacy will live on FOREVER!! I have been
planning to attend the ceremony for many years now, so please don't give up
now. Please take it easy and GET WELL SOON!! Your fans are thinking of
you and anxiously awaiting your return. Your #1 fan in Michigan, Tom
Watson


From: CalderonJr@aol.com
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 23:24:43 EDT
Subject: Hope you're in good spirits

Jose,

We met at a spring training game in Yuma in 1991, hope you're in good
spirits, and get well soon!

~Jesse


From: "Thomas Francis" <widget@williams-net.com>
Subject: Hang in there big guy!
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 01:11:28 -0400

Life can bring some real hard knocks, that's true. You've had more than
your share this year. But one thing you've proven over your life in
baseball is that your considerable talent is secnd only to your ability to
come back. You ARE a winner! Hang in their pal. Never loose faith in
yourself and keep faith in God. Together, you can make it.

This is one Rays fan in Ohio (soon to be a Floridian) who can't wait to see
you back in action this September, and for many seasons to come. ON TO 500.

Don't get discouraged, big guy, it does more damage than any broken bone.
You've got a lot of us pulling and praying for you!

T.N. Francis - Ohio


From: Carmenksf@aol.com
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 01:59:38 EDT
Subject: GET WELL SOON

JOSE,

Hello, I hope you have a quick and successful recovery from your back
surgery.
I really missed seeing you at the All Star game, I was looking forward to it
so much. I hope you get back on your feet real soon and continue to play as
"awesome" as you always have. Best wishes and my prayers are with you,
always.

Carmen Navarro


From: vicnchar@bellsouth.net
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 02:38:08 -0700
Subject: So Sad

Get well Jose so sad to loose you this year , just got back from the
tropicana in july to see you the second time this year. I am a great fan
and will wear your shirt I bought proudly take care and get better
soon,. Charlene Santiago from North Carolina.


Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 02:37:15 -0400
From: Thomas Robert Fortier <junior@cybertours.com>
Subject: Get Well Soon

Hi Jose,
Just want to wish you a quick recovery. My buddy and I have followed you
for years and recently saw you in Boston on June 30 and Aug.1 when you
played a series against the Sox. Hope to see you on the field soon.
Baseball isn't the same without you. Best Wishes.
Tom Fortier and Jamie Micheliche
2 Manor Circle Apt.9 Sanford, Maine 04073


Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 23:52:53 -0700
From: Juan Oliverez <joliverez@monterey.edu>
Subject: Wishing you a healthy and quick Recovery

Que Tal, Hi Jose,

I wish you a speedy recovery. I am sorry about your injury and
surgery. I was looking forward to 60 or more homers from you. Now, I
just look forward to you coming back soon to play. If your body will
allow you to come back to play the last month or sooner, I hope that
you start where you left off.. Hasta siempre, Juan Oliverez


From: "3smiths" katrsbg@rosenet.net
Subject: Get Better
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 01:15:25 -0700

Timing is everything, and we all know you were going to lead all the way in the Home Run Race. So don't worry,
we wish you a speedy recovery.

(3Smith's)


Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 13:14:56 +0000 (GMT)
From: Jose Paez <josepaez33@yahoo.com>
Subject: To a speedy recovery

José, we all are wishing you a 100% recovery and all await to see you
walking up the red carpet to the podium at Cooperstown as a first
ballot nominee.

The best to you and the family,

José Paez


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Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 06:22:37 -0700 (PDT)
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From: "acabale@tampabay.rr.com" <acabale@TAMPABAY.RR.COM>
Subject: Best Wishes for Jose Canseco THE BEST POWER HITTER IN BASEBALL.
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 09:03:33 -0700

My son Alfredo CabaleJr and I Alfredo Cabale Sr wish the best recovery for
Jose Canseco, THE BEST POWER HITTER IN BASEBALL. We don't think Jose should
mention the word retiring in any interview. We his fans are sure He will be
back to reach at least the 500 HOME RUNS MARK. We would like to say to Jose
that He has his PLACE BASEBAL' HISTORY and he should be back soon .

We wish the best for you JOSE AND
HOPE TO SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER .


From: "Scott Hammer" <shammer33@hotmail.com>
Subject: Get Well Soon
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 10:48:51 EDT

I hope Jose can come back and show the baseball world that he is still one
of the most feared and respected players in Major Leauge play. I hope that
he doesn't retire because I would probably stop watching baseball. Seeing
Jose crank out a homer makes me proud of being one of his biggest fans.
Get Well Soon Jose!!!


Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 11:46:00 -0400
From: Eb nicholeb@nscc.cc.oh.us
Subject:

Hey CanMan, bounce back and make the best out out of this unfortunate injury, I believe you can still top 46. And if you cant well you've had a great year so far you'll get them next year! Get well soon, someone has to launch baseballs into orbit.

your fan
Nick "Eb" Eberle


From: "Johnny Vines" <big_johnny_v@hotmail.com>
Subject: WE MISS YOU
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 13:44:45 CDT

Jose,
Thanks for playing so well this year. I'm really sorry that you had
to have the back operation, but it is probably for the best. I can't wait
until you come back so you can pick up right where you left off. Get well
soon. We miss you.
--Johnny Vines


From: "Campus Dimensions, Inc." <cdi-4c@worldnet.att.net>
Subject: get well
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 1996 22:57:38 -0500

Dear jose,
hi. i hope you have a speedy recovery. i am a huge fan. i have been a fan
since your days at oakland. I was disappointed you were unable to
participate in the homerun derby and all star game. i was looking forward
to seeing you play against the philadelphia phillies. you have never played
against the phillies.
sincerely,
kristin
keo53@hotmail.com


Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 11:56:57 -0700
From: "Mary Hall" <joses_best_tampa_fan@canseconet.com>
Subject: Jose, Get Well Soon

Jose, You are an inspiration and a hero to thousands of people.
I am praying that the Lord heals you spiritually and physically.
You are not an unlucky person, even though it may feel that way.
Your talents on the field are not just at swinging the bat, Jose its also the
way you encourage fellow teammates, its the way you may your special charisma
reach from the field to the heart of each fan in the stadium. You have a way
that makes a fan feel like they have a one on one with you. That specialness
then spreads Jose, from teammates to other teammates and from fans to fans.
This is the truly specialness of your talents and you use that everyday whether
you are on the field or off of it.

Years ago I went through some real hard times, and often thought why me Lord why
me, but I continued to trust in him, and on his terms he made everything in my
life right. Don't ever give up Jose. The Lord will continue to use you as a
vessel to help others see the good things in life!

You are a beautiful person inside and out Jose! Thanks also
for making me feel special at the D-Rays games, especially when
you smile so nicely for pictures!!!!!! Love you Joseand get well soon!

Mary E. Hall,
Jose' #1 Tampa Bay Fan


Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 18:59:46 +0000 (GMT)
From: LISA SOPHIA PITTS <lisofia@yahoo.com>

Dear Mr Canseco,
I hope that you are feeling better since your surgery. Hopefully, this
procedure will permanently alleviate your back pain and allow you to go
on with your life and career.
I wish you the best and can only pray that I have not seen you in
action for the last time. I live in the Bay Area and was introduced to
baseball at about the same time that you began with the Oakland
Athletics. So, it would be difficult to imagine baseball without you.
But, the decision is yours. And you are the only one who can decide
what is best. Just know that whatever you decide, you will always be
my favorite player.
Always a Fan,
Lisa Sophia Pitts


From: Esteban Alcorn <ealcorn@FISHERIESSUPPLY.com>
Subject: get well
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 12:34:33 -0700

You have already had an amazing season.
Never give up.
Get well soon.
From Esteban Alcorn


From: "Disco 106-Escape 88.9" disco.escape@codetel.net.do
Subject:
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 16:03:59 -0400

jose, hope you have a speedy recovery, i am your #1 one fan here in santo
domingo,dom.rep but because i am such a great fan jose canseco the player
and the person, ther are times we have to think about our future. if you think
your back is going to give more problems do not hesitate an announce your
retirement, because for us your fans is more important to see you in good health
that in the future you would not be able to pick up your daughter and carry her
in your arms because a back problem.

ITS YOUR DECISION WHICH EVER YOU MAKE WERE BEHIND YOU ALL
THE WAY.

YOUR FRIEND RAY LOPEZ
1340 SW.8ST MIAMI,FLORIDA


From: GINAOAKLEY@aol.com
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 16:54:50 EDT
Subject: HEY!

HEY JOSE THIS IS DAVID OAKLEY FROM RALEIGH NORTH CAROLINA AND I AM YOUR
BIGGEST FAN. I HAVE FOLLOWEDYOU ALL THROUGH YOUR CAREER I GOT OVER 350 OF
YOUR CARDS , POSTERS, NEWSPAPERS CLIPPINGS, MAGAZINES, SHIRTS, EVERYTHING.
THIS YEAR WAS BY FAR YOUR BEST AND EVERYDAY ID BRAG TO MY FRIENDS ABOUT HOW
GOOD A YEAR YOU ARE HAVING AND ALL THEIR FAVORITES WERENT. BUT I HOPE YOU
GET WELL SOON AND DO NOT RETIRE. I HEARD THAT AND I COULDNT BELIEVE THAT THE
THOUGHT WAS EVEN IN YOUR HEAD. YOU HAVE TO HIT 500 HOMERUNS.. YOU GOT 72 MORE
THATS ABOUT 2 SEASONS.. JUST TOUGH IT OUT AND PLAY ABOUT 5 MORE YEARS FOR ME.
WELL HOPE THE BACK GETS BETTER... YOUR BIGGEST FAN ..... DAVID OAKLEY


From: rookies101@webtv.net
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 16:56:12 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Get well

Hello from Indiana. Just a line to let you know how much I enjoy
watching you play. Get well soon, your friend Jack


From: Andrew9115@aol.com
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 17:57:38 EDT
Subject: Get well soon!

Hey Jose,
I hope you will get well soon. My dad and me were so mad when you got
hurt. We just knew that you were going to break the record this year. But
then you got hurt. Even if you don't break the record this year I know you
will before you retire. Even if you don't ever break the record i will still
be your number 1 fan. I hope you get well soon becuase my family is supposed
to go see you play some time soon. And we were looking forward to it.


From: "david esterline" desterline@tc3net.com
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 18:13:06 -0000

Dear Jose,

I hope you get well soon. Even though your season was cut short you still had a good season. I sure hope you do not have to retire i wish you all the best in whatever you do!!!

---David Esterline---


From: VALLEE25@aol.com
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 18:34:32 EDT
Subject: can't wait to watch you play again.

I hope you play better then ever Jose. The Devil Rays are really going to
need you back in the lineup, so that the team can top the Yankees and make
the playoffs. good luck and hope everything works out.(Vallee25)


From: BEARSDENSPORTS@webtv.net (DENNIS CYBULSKY)
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 19:23:40 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Get Well Jose!
    I"m 52 years old @ have been following baseball all my

life. I'm your biggest fan @ so far this was the greatest season of my
life. But when you got hurt my season just ended. Please come back @
finish where you left of.
Dennis From New Jersey


From: Harber15@webtv.net (Jason Harber)
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 19:55:53 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: get well

jose i wish you the best of luck in getting back to hitting your monster
homeruns!!!

jason harber


Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 19:07:04 -0500
From: Cara Lonsdale <taylor@peaknet.net>
Subject: Get Well Soon

JOSE,

     I hope you are starting to feel better and you are on
your way to a speedy recovery. I have been completly depressed over you
not being able to take part in the allstar festivities but that is the
way your luck always seems to be. I have a collection of about 300 of
your homeruns on tape and I look foreward to resuming my collection in
late August. Thanks for the many great memories over the past 14
seasons!                                                                 Bob Lonsdale                            
taylor@peaknet.net


From: "Aldo Felipe" afelipe@earthlink.net
Subject: HEY JOSE.
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 21:02:45 -0000

MAN I HAVE TO SAY I MISS YOU IN MY FAVOR TEAM, IF YOU WERE IN THE HOME RUN DERBEY YOU WILL BE THE CHAMP. BUT INSIDE OF ME YOUR ALWAYS THE CHAMP EVEN WENT YOUR NOT PLAYING CUZ YOUR A WONDERFULL PLAYER AND THE BEST DH IN ANY LEAGUE. GET WELL SOO. PRACTICE ALOT FOR WENT YOU COME BACK SOME GUYS ARE TRYING TO GO AT HEAD . GOOD LUCK.

ALDO.


From: "Joe Cummins" <joecummins@hotmail.com>
Subject: Get Well Soon
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 19:07:46 PDT

Hey Jose, get well soon man. The game is not fun to watch
anymore without you in there.
Take Care,

Joe Cummins
joecummins@hotmail.com


From: DLEE9336@aol.com
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 20:23:28 EDT
Subject: (no subject)

Hurry back! You're the greatest!
Donna Lee
Estes Park, CO


From: sallyclub@hotmail.com
Subject: Get well quick and hurry back Jose !!!
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 19:33:12 -0700 (PDT)

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From: "Darren and Jenny" dnewton@media-net.net
Subject: you da boy
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 22:40:31 -0500

you know you are the man and Griffey couldnt wipe your a$$


From: JaclynFL@aol.com
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 23:21:25 EDT
Subject: Jose, its me, Steve's friend....

Just wanted to see how you're doing, when can you play golf again?? You
better be able to play soon, I want a real match, no handicaps or strokes,
from any tee you want. Well, hang in there, write me if you get a chance
with your normal email address. Mine's JaclynFL@aol.com
Take Care,
Jaclyn


From: orr@simcoe.net (TAmmy Orr)
Subject: GET WELL SOON JOSE!
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 00:20:35 -0400

Get well soon Jose!

Baseball just isn't the same without you!

The chance to see you hit one out of the park is why I watch baseball, and
I can't imagine the game without you!

Becky Thomason


Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 01:53:21 -0400 (EDT)
From: JOSE JAUREGUI <eggman300@yahoo.com>
Subject: cansecos RETURN

WELL JOSE

HERE WE ARE WITH ANOTHER INJURY DONT LET IT GET YOU DOWN. MY PRAYERS
ARE WITH YOU AND I WILL BE IN ANAHEIM WITH MY BANNER THIS MONTH. SO BE
ON THE LOOK OUT. NO MATTER HOW BAD I GET YELLED AT I AM A FAN TO THE
END AND LET ME TELL YOU THIS IS NOT THE END. JUST TAKE YOUR TIME AND
GET WELL. THINK POSITIVE AND BE STRONG WE HAVENT CAME THIS FAR WITH YOU
TO LET IT ALL END. JUST KNOW THAT THERE ARE FANS OUT THERE THAT CARE
AND UNDERSTAND YOU. I WILL LIGHT A CANDLE FOR YOU THIS SUNDAY AT CHURCH
YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS.

A FAN IN LOS ANGELES CA.

JOSE JAUREGUI


From: "Mike" miken@firstva.com
Subject: Get Well
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 03:32:15 -0000

I just wanted to say that i was sorry what happened to you. You were having such a great season and it's ashame. Get well soon. Our thoughts go out to you and your family. Hope to see you on the feild again this year.

Your fan,
Mike


From: TEQWLEMON2@aol.com
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 06:51:17 EDT
Subject: Hey Jose!

Dear Jose,
Please keep a stiff upper lip and get yourself strong again. Your real fans
miss you very much! Get back out there and start swinging that bat so we can
see that sweet swing of yours! Don't even think about retiring Jose, you are
young and strong and possess a talent to special to retire this soon.
Take care and stay positive. You have hundreds of thousands of fans who love
you and need you.
Always your fan and friend,
Diane Loya


Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 08:11:24 -0400 (EDT)
From: Kathy Griffin <stuntdriverbb@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Speedy Recovery

Dear Jose,

In 1985 my son who is now a fireman, was only 9 years old and wanted me
to start collecting baseball cards, because he was. I told him that
there were so many players and cards that it was too much to keep up
with. Plus the fact that he was collecting too. He begged me to
collect even if I just picked one player and only collected that
person. Guess who I picked -- Mark McGuire -- I don't think so! I
picked you!! I have at least 50 baseball cards the last time I counted
and have been getting more all the time. I even have one of your
brother Ozzie's baseball cards.

I was really sorry to hear that you were having back problems and had
to have surgery. I know that you will be back in the line up before
long and I am praying for you a speedy recovery. Don't let it get you
down -- one of the things that I have always admired about you is that
you're tough! No matter what the circumstance you always hang in there
and get back on top in no time at all.

Always remember that you have a lot of loyal fans who are pulling for
you and think that you are one of the best baseball players of all
times. Especially your fans at Canseconet.com - thanks to Mark
Petrillo we can keep up with all the latest Jose news! I look forward
to checking my e-mail to see what;s going on and how you are doing. We
now even have Jose T-Shirts with Canseconet.com on them. We are the
true JOSE CANSECO fans!!

WE LOVE YOU JOSE!!!
G E T W E L L S O O N !!!

stuntdriverbb@yahoo.com


From: "Amy Hanf" <wizzer415@hotmail.com>
Subject: Hi
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 08:31:33 EDT

Jose

I feel s bad for you, you have no idea of the impact you havce on my life.
When I heard of your surgery I cried for a good hour. In bad times I can
always look at one of my millions of photos or cards of you and immediately
you make me smile.
Ever since 1989 I have been absolutely and in love with you. And kmow that I
am 19 its gotten worse. No matter whether you are playing or not you will
always be my hero!! And I will always be your #1 fan!!

Get well and Iloveyou!!!
Love
Amy
Wizzer415@hotmail.com


From: "Linda Hopkins" <lhopkins@necc.mass.edu>
Subject: Message from a friend
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 10:16:59 -0400

Here's a relay message from a friend:

Make sure to tell him to get better from me and that 500 ain't that far off
and to open the door to the Hall Of Fame just to look around and never get
in because he gave it all up would be a tragedy. Of course you could
probably word it better than I could. Just tell him not to give up yet...I
still think he'll be able to get 756 HRs and break the all time record.
He's got it in him to do it and I know he can. He's come back before and I
have faith that he can come back again.


Jose - please don't think of retiring - baseball needs you and your fans
need you. There is nothing in baseball more electrifying than you standing
at the plate.


From: "phil marques" <geevahawk@hotmail.com>
Subject:
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 07:47:10 PDT

jose say it ain't so, you can not go, and leave us in the dull baseball
world without you. I've been a fan of baseball since i was 9 and now i'm 20
so for 11 years I have been a dedicated fan of yours. Your yearly stats is
what makes me continue watching the sport. Don't worry trust me you'll be
back in 6 weeks and be bashin homeruns again you better that is, just
jokeing on the real what this really is all about is getting well, so please
do because we miss you! take care and enjoy this with your little a true
fan Philly Phil


From: "Samscree" <samscree@incentre.net>
Subject: Get Well
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 12:14:39 -0600

Hey Jose!
Get well,
Hang in there,
There's still alot of Home-runs left in your Career.
Wish you hadda stayed with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Anyway, Best Wishes, Long Life & Good Health.
Reggie


Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 15:03:34 -0400
From: Kathy Dunn <kdunn@remc12.k12.mi.us>
Subject: Get Well

I hope you have a speedy recovery. Too bad you won't be able to make
the Detroit Tigers August game dates!!

Best wishes on a quick return to the game.


From: "Behnke, Barbara (Tampa)" <bbehnke@genphysics.com>
Subject: Get Well Soon!
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 15:50:09 -0400

It's just not the same without you in the Tampa Bay dugout! Hope you're
back in the saddle in no time!

Barb


From: DEVILRAYMAN@webtv.net
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 15:58:47 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: get well

I am 24 and a huge fan of yours I was about 12 years old when I realy
got into baseball and of course my hero growing up were the bash
brothers when injuys came to Jose and Mark and then the strike I lost
intrest then last season with the homerun race and Tampa having baseball
I started back and when the Rays signed Jose my whole life became
baseball again and its all thanks to Jose Canseco and the Tampa Bay
Devilrays Good luck and I wish for a speedy recovery and that goes
for Tony ,JIm,Q and all other injured Rays

Take care
Rob


From: Coolleejoe@aol.com
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 17:30:35 EDT
Subject: your brother im from st louis

I thought that he got kind of a raw deal here I would have liked to see what
he could have done in a full season here tell him there are a few of us that
still remember him and think he could have been a fine major leaugue ball
player


From: "SALBANDO" SALBANDO@email.msn.com
Subject: Get Well Soon Jose!!
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 14:39:52 -0700

Jose,

I am hoping you are feeling well. Please don't be hard on yourself, you've dealt with adversity before, and you can get over it again. The hand surgery in 89, the arm in 93, you've beaten it before Jose. The game needs you. Not many can toss off the witty remarks like you can. You're an incredible person Jose. If I knew you personally, I would be proud to be your acquaintance because you never ever quit. It makes me so mad when people say negative things about you, because they have no idea what you've done to get where you are today. Lesser men would just give up. I live in the Bay Area and remember when you came up in 85. You have a lot of fans still in this area, and we're proud to wear your shirts, jerseys etc, to let others in Oakland realize what they lost (twice!!). Take care Jose, and I hope to see you on the 31st of July.

Jeff Bunnell

P.S. On June 2nd, (cold overcast day game) my wife and I were the ones holding up the sign JOSE: WILL YOU HOLD OUR SON. You gave us a confused look, but acknowledged us. Then you went into the clubhouse(back trouble?) and didn't come out until the game. We wanted you to hold our 1 year old, for a photo. We'll keep trying...


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From: NASHBRIGS@aol.com
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 20:26:15 EDT
Subject: sup jose, get well wishes from jose from oakland,ca

hey bro ,i was really looking forward to watching u beat sosa and big mac in
the homerun derby,and i was disappointed when i heard about your back and you
talking bout ritiement,pero sabes que,,keep on fighting to get back,,don't
retire man,you got fans that don't care if you have 10 hr's or 50 in a
season,,u got aura man,,,i hope your back recovers,and if it dosnt heel right
,well wait till next year,and come back an all star ,,well i know u ain't
gonna read this ,,this letter will probably be deleted,,but just in case the
real jose canseco reads it,,,,,U DA MAN JOSE,,,THE BEST!!! get well
homeboy,,,,,,,,,,,, jose from oakland,ca,,,my girlfriends e mail is
...nenaj@aol.com,,,,i always change names,,,,this week i got nash
bridges,,,,and hey if the back thing dosnt work out ese,,,then try for an
emmy,,,u did good in nash bridges man,,,later


From: Cagirlconn@aol.com
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 20:48:00 EDT
Subject: (no subject)

Jose,
Hope you are feeling better. I'm sure this is a very difficult time for
you. Please keep a positive outlook on things. I just can't imagine baseball
without you. Your the only reason I started watching baseball (back in your
Oakland days) and I have followed your career ever since then. Please try
your hardest to come back this year for your fans and for yourself.

Always,
Connie Eakin
Longview, TX


Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 21:55:32 -0700
From: "Bryan E. Nelson" <dragonbane@earthlink.net>
Subject: Hang in there Jose!

Jose,
A few days ago I heard that you were considering retirement, and
after hearing that, I struggled to hold back tears. Later that day, I
read that you were going to do your best to return to baseball, and that
made me happier than anything. I have been your #1 fan throughout your
entire career, and nothing thrills me more than seeing you smash a
towering homer into the outfield bleachers (or past them). I'll never
forget being at the game in KC in person when you drove a pitch over the
center field wall for a grand slam. That was the highlight of my life!
Jose, I would love to have the opportunity to watch you do more of the
same. Retiring at the age of 35 just wouldn't be fitting for a great
player as yourself, you have several great years ahead of you. I know
you will come back and be as great as you always have been, and that you
will be remembered as one of the greatest sluggers ever. Just believe
in yourself, and don't ever give up, and things will work out for you.
Good luck Jose, and take care of that back!

Your #1 fan,
Scott A. Nelson


From: SFTBLFREK@aol.com
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 23:19:32 EDT
Subject: A possible disturbing end to a magnificant season.....

Hi there Jose!
Just wanted to send Get Well Wishes to my #1 baseball player and here's
hoping for a speedy recovery. As you well know, your fans are in awe and
wondering why and even how this could happen to you again as you were having
such a great season and appeared to be in the best shape of your life, I
guess we can't even start to imagine how your feeling. I hope your recovery
is speedy and just know that you have thousands of great fans behind you and
are cheering you on. I'll keep you in my prayers and will keep cheering the
Devil Rays on in your absence. Hoping to hear that you will be back within
the alotted 4-6 week time. I already miss seeing and hearing about you on
ESPN..:)

The winner to your 1998 Homerun Hitting Contest (on Canseconet.com),

Carrie Montoya


Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 21:04:26 -0700
From: "Mariela Crochet" <cubanita@canseconet.com>
Subject: Thinking of you..

Dear Jose,

All of us fans are still 100% behind you! Your body may have failed you, as you
said, but your fans will not. Here's hoping for a speedy recovery and looking
forward to seeing you hit many more at Tropicana Field. "Dios te bendiga"...

Mariela
(Cubanita@canseconet.com)


From: terrisherron@att.net
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 06:51:52 +0000
Subject: Do Not Apologize to Me!

Hey Jose -

Please don't think for even a minute that you ever have
to apologize to your fans for missing the All-Star game.
A disapointment? Of course. Rather have had you there? No
question! Your fault? No way! Unlucky? Hmmm...

The message I really want you to take with you is this...
You have had an amazing life from the day you were born.
Yes, God gave you the talent to be a great baseball
player. He also gave you many other tools. He blessed
you with wonderful parents, tremendous courage, a great
(albeit dry) sense of humor, and a heart as big as all of
outdoors. He gave you wisdom, and generosity and the
ability to nurture a beautiful daughter. Unlucky? Many a
boy dreams of hitting the long ball in the major leagues,
you are one of the few whose dream came true.

George Brett said the other day that most boys dream of
becoming a baseball player. And most baseball players
dream of being elected to Cooperstown. He finished by
stating that he felt very humbled that all of his dreams
have come true.

I am sure that you, too, will feel that humility one day.
But not today. Today is a day for rejuvenation and
rehabilitation. You will work hard and you will return.

And your prayers will be answered. Get Well Soon.

Your friend,

Terri Sherron
Kansas City, Mo.


From: "jug head" <jugheadweasel@hotmail.com>
Subject: GET WELL SOON
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 12:29:30 PDT

Dear Jose Canseco,

I hope that have a very fast recovery. I have idolized you ever since I 
have been watching baseball, which was about 1988. I REALLY do hope that you 
get back to your old self soon. About a month and a half ago, me and my 
girlfriend went to 2 of your home games when you played the Marlins. Both 
games were in Florida's favor, but I did get to see you finally hit a 
Homerun in person (I was very Happy). I hope that I get to again. I hope 
that you get better very soon.

Byron Jackson
Milton, Kentucky


From: "doug blohm" <dblohm@futura.net>
Subject: 
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 14:53:00 -0500

Dear Jose,
You have been my idle since I was 8. I'm glad the surgery went
well and i'm looking forward to the latter part of the season and to a
record breaking 00' season. I know you can beat McGwire's record if you
just concentrate and stay healthy.

Good Luck,
Josh Jackson/ Arkansas


From: GCraw47653@aol.com
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 16:19:54 EDT
Subject: (no subject)

Jose, we miss you in Tampa! The games aren't the same without you!!! Hope 
your feeling better very soon. gina


From: BarnGum@aol.com
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 17:02:36 EDT
Subject: (no subject)

Jose-

I hope you're back soon. Was that a sigh of relief I heard coming out of St. 
Louis?
Get well and smash that record! 

Rod Schroeder


From: vansuz@door.net
Subject: GET WELL JOSE
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 15:04:06 -0700 (PDT)

vansuz@door.net has sent you an E-greetings(r) postcard!

To view your message, simply click the following Web address
anytime over the next three weeks:

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From: fred-marilyn@webtv.net (Marilyn Gaspar)
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 22:42:40 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Better by the day...

Hi, Jose,
What a shock to you, and also to all of your fans, when you were
sidelined once again for surgery! Talk about poor timing- I think the
good Lord has an occasionally warped sense of humor (...hey, let's see
how Jose handles this curve ball...). My husband, my son and I have
followed your career faithfully for over a decade. Even my 4 yr. old
granddaughter sings a mean rendition of Take Me Out to the Ballgame, and
she knows which player is her Nana's favorite! 
Please realize that you do have so many friends wishing you well and
hoping that you return to the game you love as soon as you possibly can.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Hang in there, and we hope to
see you back in uniform soon. (Until then, we probably won't even watch
another game!)

Marilyn and Fred Gaspar
Ellsworth, ME

P.S. If you'd like to come north to recuperate, that could easily be
arranged! Drop us a line. The coast of Maine is beautiful this time of
year! 


From: "lienhard" <lienhard@gateway.net>
Subject: Hang in There, Jose!
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 22:49:58 -0400

Jose,

Just wanted you to know that you are missed and that I hope you have a full, speedy recovery. I was looking forward to seeing you in Baltimore in early September, but take your time and don't rush your recovery. I'd rather have the opportunity to see you play again for YEARS.

Have faith in yourself and don't give up! We're rooting for you! I'm counting on a trip to Cooperstown for your induction!

Best wishes and prayers,
Catherine


Date: Sun, 18 Jul 1999 01:34:10 -0400
From: Faulkners <lfaulknerj@fuse.net>
Subject: back surgery

Get well soon big guy!
Your little Bash Brother,
Craig Faulkner


From: SherriInBuffalo@webtv.net (Sherri Fernandez j)
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 1999 03:12:07 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Please, hurry back and get well soon #1 fan in New York. P.S.hope
yo

u read The Sporting News ,Josh Fernandez


From: "tom hughes" <TOMH71@prodigy.net>
Subject: PLEASE DON'T RETIRE, WE LOVE YOU!
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 23:10:04 -0000

Mr. Canseco,

My name is Brendan Hughes and I'm 15 years old. I live in Cleveland, Ohio and I've loved you ever since you played with the A's in 85. You are my hero and have inspired me to try no matter how hard things get. I broke my right arm playing baseball and when I couldn't play I watched you recover from a serous groin pull and then switch teams over and over again but you never gave up. That day we moved into a new neighborhood and went outside and learned how to bat with only my left hand. That summer I played for a new team and did great thanks to you for gving me inspiration to get out and practice even though I moved and was hurt. When you come to Jacobs Field I try to see every game of yours and one time I even got your homerun ball. I want to wish you the best of luck on your recovery and I beg you not to retire! You still have a few good seasons left and who knows, you could even reach 60 home runs. Just don't give up! Thank you so much for taking your time to read this letter.

Sincerely,
Brendan Hughes
e-mail me at
dancingfag@hotmail.com


From: "chorey82" <chorey82@gateway.net>
Subject: get well
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 1999 12:03:57 -0400

Jose, I hope you get better soon. We need you out there so you can break that record of 70 homeruns.God bless!!!!!!


From: was3619@webtv.net (Wendy Secor)
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 1999 10:05:51 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: get well!

my name is christina jacobs . i am sorry that you hurt your back. get
well soon. hope to see you in oakland. love, christina age 8


From: was3619@webtv.net (Wendy Secor)
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 1999 10:19:09 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: get well soon 

Hi Jose I wish that you get well soon.


From: "Amanda" <thesmackdownhotel@buffbody.com>
Subject: GET WELL MR 40 40 MAN
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 1999 20:42:37 -0600

Dear Jose, 
I don't know where to start, if i write what i want to say i will start to
cry again, i'm a 17 year old feamle that is completly in love with you, i
think you are the greatest man that ever lived(plus your extremly sexy and
cute), you have the strongest will that a man could ever have...When you
came to the jays i was so happy, i had followed you for a while, but then
you came to the jays my favirote team and person came together. I have
tried to get you'r autograph but never succeded, but i will never give up,
all i ever want to do in life is meet you at the skydome when you come to
play, and tell you face to face just how much you mean to me. PLEASE DON"T
RETIRE, YOU HAVE SO MUCH MORE TO OFFER...YOU ARE THE GREATEST MAN,BASEBALL
PLAYER, AND SOUL IN THE WORLD, you make my life complete...you are my
inspirition in life, you are all i need.
Love your forever loving and following fan...Amanda Perrie (ONT, Canada)
P.S.i know you would have kicked Ken's and Mark's ass at the home run derby


From: RITT55@webtv.net (Jason Rittenberry)
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 1999 20:52:58 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: missing Jose

I had quit watching baseball over the past few seasons but had always
kept up with Jose's stats. I had been a big fan back in the 80's but
had lost interest in the game itself in the 90's, except for my favorite
player...Jose. This 1999 season was my return to being a fan of the
sport and I owe that to Jose. I miss checking ESPN's "sportscenter" and
"canseconet.com" every day to get Jose's stats. If I could get a
message to Jose it would be simply this...I hope you are able to recover
100% from your recent surgery so I can continue to watch you play, that
is kind of selfish on my part, but if it is time for you to retire, I
hope you do it because Jose thinks it is time and not because doctors
and the media say it is time. Best wishes, Jose, on a complete
recovery.

Jason Rittenberry
Gallatin, TN


From: "prh42" <prh42@gateway.net>
Subject: GET WELL SOON
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 1999 22:40:34 -0400

Jose, hope you get well soon. Baseball is just not the same without you. I'll be praying for your recovery. What ever happens, thanks for making the game exciting over the last 13 years and all the enjoyment of watching you play. Hope to see you back on the field soon. PRH(#1 FAN)


From: Kalel9999@aol.com
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 00:40:33 EDT
Subject: Let's Get Back to Slamin

Hey blood, 

Just wishin you get better really soon because this baseball season is just 
not the same without you. The only reason i paid attention to this, or any 
season at that, was to see you on the screen and to cheer you on when you 
were up to bash the ball. Lets get back in the game.


From: Maniac7887@aol.com
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 00:48:37 EDT
Subject: hey Jose

well I hope you get better and at least get back before the end of the 
season. I live outside of houston so I never get to see you play. In fact 
my only shot pretty much was the all-star game. other than that I have to 
depend on fox to show Tampa play Texas. And they would probably show the 
astros game over that match-up. Get well soon

your's Truly,
Jared Bennatt


From: PRSBOSS@webtv.net (Patricia Plante)
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 09:58:23 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Get Well Canseco

It isn't everyday we have a ball player like you to give us a reason to
like sports and look forward to watching the game. Get well and come
back to fans that you make love the sport of baseball.


Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 12:46:12 -0400 (EDT)
From: Joanne <jumuch@yahoo.com>
Subject: For a full recovery

Jose,
I have been wondering for a long time, how long you
can keep swinging that hard without something giving. 
I got to see you play here in Toronto last season, and
it was something I would never have missed.
On July 2nd, my friend Julie and I sat over the Jays
dugout in anticipation of seeing you hit. I noticed
you weren't stretching or doing much standing in the
dugout, things I was used to seeing you do. I
mentioned to friends after the game, I had a bad
feeling. I hate it when I am right.
I know this was not a good time, no time for this is.
You might get the best results from this. I expect you
might come back stronger and with more determination.
You have always persevered over injury, this time is
no different. I know you can not perceive what will
happen down the road, but don't push the come back to
soon. It will happen soon enough.
Don't worry about next season, some club will sign
you. The G.M in Toronto has taken alot of flack for
not resigning you at the time, and even with your
injury still is. 
All the best for a full recovery,

Joanne Leznoff
Toronto, Ontario


From: "GEORGE H. SALO" <ghsalo@hotmail.com>
Subject: BEST WISHES
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 11:19:07 PDT

PLEASE GET WELL. DO NOT THINK OF RETIRING. YOU'RE TOO YOUNG AND I KNOW YOU 
WILL GET THROUGH THIS. I UNDERSTAND THE FEELINGS YOU ARE GOING TGHROUGH. 
THANK GOD YOU ARE ALIVE AND WELL AND I PRAY FOR YOUR SPEEDY RECOVERY. GOD 
BLESS YOU FOR ALL THE FUN AND SPORTSMANSHIP THAT YOU GAVE TO YOUR FANS IN 
THIS WORL. I DO PRAY FOR YOUR GOOD HEALTH.


From: Patricia Marquez <P.Marquez@mcs-tx.com>
Subject: God bless you with a speedy recovery!!
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 15:55:52 -0500

Since Spring Training '95 when I saw you smash almost every ball out of
the park during batting practice, I have been a big fan of yours. At the
time, I was only 13, but I had been raised on baseball and knew talent
when I saw it. I returned every year just to see you while you were with
the A's. I followed you from team to team and through all of the hard
times and knew you would get through them, just like I know you'll get
through this one. You have not let anything keep you down for long, so
to consider retirement is to consider defeat. I, as well as the rest of
your fans, am not ready to see one of the greatest players leave
baseball. It just won't be fun anymore. We know you will recover from
this surgery and be back in the SWING of things soon!!

Thanks for the homeruns during the series with the Rangers in Arlington.
It was great to see one in person again. You can bet I'll be the first
one out there rooting for you if you make it back before the next stand
with the Rangers. I love Texas, but love Jose Canseco more! 

Praying for and wishing you a speedy recovery,

Trish Marquez
Your #1 Texas fan

P.Marquez@mcs-tx.com


From: Wacko97444@aol.com
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 18:44:42 EDT
Subject: Get well soon

Get well soon, we all miss you and if you do come back with the lead still 
your's in the AL,then you can even catch up with Sammy Sosa.

Get well soon,
Corey Weaver


Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 20:27:15 -0700
From: Ryan Steele <bobby@cgocable.net>
Subject: Your Still The Best

Jose,

Listen man...I know you've had a pretty shitty couple years..but that
was all personal, nothing has given me any reason to downplay you as a
baseball player. You bring Character and life to the game which dosent
have that much to offer except for others like Griffey. I have 3 fav
players and your # 2( next to Rickey Henderson) If I could have one
wish for baseball, I'd like to see you and Rickey back in the line-up on
the same team. Even though you are not the Home Run King, I still
don't drive a car as far as you can hit a baseball..but
anyways....you've probably heard all this shit before, but I haven't had
the chance to tell you it and I HOPE you will get this e-mail...

P.S. If you can e-mail me back..that would be pretty cool..never talked
to a Pro before.

Peace!


From: Lori3388@aol.com
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 22:06:27 EDT
Subject: get well

Hope you get well soon Jose. I'm sorry i'm going to miss you at the 
Yankees/Devil Rays game on July 22. I hope you will be back swinging that bat 
soon. I have been a fan of yours for about 10 years. My name is Lori and I'm 
24 years old. I just want to let you know that my lisence plate reads "LORI 
33" and that's how everyone knows me. I'm a big fan of yours and hope you 
will be playing for a lot more years!!!! With Love, LORI


Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 00:14:02 -0500
From: Susan Ross <SRoss@netcom.ca>
Subject: You can do it!
To: canseco@sprynet.com

Dear Jose,
I was devastated to hear of your injury and surgery, almost as much as I
was devastated when the Jays did not re-sign you. However, most
important now is your health, so I wish you a very speedy recovery and
quick comeback. I know you have it in you to make it back to home plate
real soon and start slamming those homers out of ball parks and into 5th
decks all over the place.
My Mum (84) and I were sitting right behind you when you were hitting
balls (thrown by a little boy) into the net at the recent Jays vs. Tampa
Bay series at SkyDome. Mum adores you and is going to send you a get
well poem! So just know you have fans of all ages waiting for your
comeback - what a day that will be! 
ALL THE BEST, ALL THE TIME
Sue Ross


From: NanCeeG1@aol.com
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 01:40:10 EDT
Subject: Missing you, Jose

Jose, 
My son has been a fan of yours since the 80's. The rest of the family 
"discovered" you while attending games at Tropicana Field. We are now all 
avid Canseco fans. Our hearts went out to you when we heard of your back 
surgery and now wish you a speedy and COMPLETE recovery. Just remember that 
there are thousands of people pulling for you so don't give up. Hope to see 
you soon at the Trop.
Just Hang in There
Nancy G. 


From: Slugish33@aol.com
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 02:23:54 EDT
Subject: dave gallagher

Dear Jose , sorry about your back injury .That was such a bad loose , you 
would have totally destroyed Griffey in the homerun contest. But that 
happins, i hope you get better soon and all , cause you will tear it up in 
the second half. Your still gonna get 500 this year easily! But i just wanted 
to say that im one of your biggest fans by far, and i got all the hats from 
the past teams you played for and helmets. I also play basball and on every 
jersey scence i was 5 ,and you were an A i have always wore the number 33. 
This year are team is goin to nationals for the AAU league and hopefully 
we'll win it all like you did it for the A's . Hope you get this message , 
get well soon , the rays need your bat bad.
Dave Gallagher


Date: 20 Jul 1999 13:26:34 -0700
From: William Carrier <William.Carrier@kp.org>
Subject: Get Well Soon

Jose,

Best Wishes at your recovery. I just went through three months of rehab for sciatic nerve problems. I am running again after doing my exercises and visiting the therapist. I know what I went through isn't close to what you experienced with your back but I do simpathize with you. 

Do what the doctor says and you'll be back on the field soon.

Good Luck,
Bill


From: Dance1979@aol.com
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 14:48:36 EDT
Subject: We miss you!

Jose,
Just want to let you know that your fans (especially me!) love you and are 
pulling for you. Stay positive, and I can't wait to see you back to doing 
what you do best.
Much love and support,
Gina from MA


From: "Tamra Saunders" <tamz33@hotmail.com>
Subject: cheer up and get well:)
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 14:09:07 CDT

I have been a huge fan since I was very young, watching you encouraged me to not only play both baseball and softball, but to give it my all every at bat, every play, and every game I played. I have decided not to play softball my last year at UW-Whitewater in order to finish school on time, but I am already regretting it. I know you would do the same if you ended a phenomenal career before you're time is due. Remember, all of us fans have never given up on you , so don't give up on yourself. You will fight through this like you've fought though many other though times. Get better and know that all of your true fans will support you in whatever decision you make. We love you:)

I send my best--
Tamra Saunders:)


From: Rivera Martínez José Guadalupe <jrivera@AGI-REY.uat.mx>
Subject: Pronta recupercion
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 14:10:58 -0500

JOSÉ CANSECO:

Espero que tengas una pronta recuperación. estoy seguro
de que la próxima temporada romperas el record de McGwire. Desde tu
temporada de novato eres mi idolo.

José G. Rivera
(jrivera@agi-rey.uat.mx)
Río Bravo, Tamaulipas, MÉXICO.


Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 21:35:49 -0700
From: Mimo garza <rgarza@modesto.net>
Subject: relax

ive followed u since MODESTO 1984 i never gave up on u ure the best
carnal(bro) rest ure back and hope u come in with a bang in
2000
RAMIRO,MODESTO,CA.


From: RazorRay33@aol.com
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 1999 02:51:10 EDT
Subject: get well

Damn I thought he was going to go over the 60 homer mark this year. That 
really sucks but get well soon chances and hopefully you will give it another 
run next year. a great fan of yours down in TX.


From: Jmb2339@aol.com
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 1999 04:09:17 EDT
Subject: Get Well Jose---your the man.

First off let me give you thanx. You are the reason that I got into baseball 
and I owe you everything in that department. You are a great inspiration and 
my baseball idol. I love your style of play and I know you will be remembered 
as one of the greats of the game. This injury sucks and it couldn't have come 
at a worse time but I know that you'll come back strong as ever. I wish 
someday I can be as great as you but I know it will take lots of hard work. I 
have tried numerous times to try to see you or somehow contact you so I hope 
this gets to you. I look up to you so much and you are in my prayers and I 
hope you get well very soon. #33 is the best!!!

Cesar Torres--TDC09@aol.com------JMB2339@aol.com
1224 North Ivy
Escondido, Ca
92026


From: Pubrooks@aol.com
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 1999 11:22:56 EDT
Subject: Get well, of course!

Dear Mr. Canseco

Heal fast Stay well Hit big

A long-time fan (I actually stood next to you once at Baltimore O's game)

Nancy Brooks
Falls Church, VA


From: "Carmen Gonzalez" <gonzalez.carmen@worldnet.att.net>
Subject:
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 1999 11:01:01 -0700

DEAR JOSE CANSECO

I HOPE YOU GET BETTER SOON SO YOUR FANS CAN KEEP ON SEEING YOU SLAMMING THOSE HOME RUNS. A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO I WENT TO AN ANAHEIM ANGEL GAME TO SEE YOU PLAY AND WAS HOPING I WOULD GET AN AUTOGRAPH FROM YOU BUT YOU DIDN'T SEEM TO WANT TO SIGN ANYBODY MEMORABILIA. I WAS WONDERING WHY?

HOPE YOU GET BETTER SOON

SINCERLY, ROBERT( A TRUE FAN)


From: "Lisa Byerly" <lbyerly@regence.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 1999 13:11:04 -0700

Jose,
To my favorite player: Get well, Think positive and Believe. You will be
back out there in the field in better shape than you ever imagined.
Things may seem down, but that is when you need to be strong and pick
yourself up. You may not feel like you have the strength, so turn to your
family, friends and fans. We'll always be there for you.


From: Joanne Shuttleworth <Joanne.Shuttleworth@PREMERA.com>
Subject: get well
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 1999 13:38:29 -0700

I was very disappointed when I heard about your latest surgery.   No player 
out there looks as good as you do swinging that bat!   I've been a fan of
yours since way back with the A's.  See you next year in GREAT shape ok?
 
JoAnne


From: "Mike Elder" <mlelder@hewitt.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jul 1999 06:25:16 -0500
Subject: Thrills, Ills, or a question of Will...

Jose - I live in Illinois and have not been able to follow your career too
closely. I do remember trading baseball cards of you and Mark when you
guys played for the A's during the 80's. You have always contributed to
your team and have brought a great deal to the game of baseball. Though I
am ultimately a Cubs and BoSox fan, I love baseball and I appreciate what
you bring to it. I have no doubt that your desire is to return to the
Devil Rays, perhaps even this year??? I was randomly given you on my
fantasy team this year so my stats took a big blow when you went down.
Beyond that, I am disappointed because you were off to such a great start
and like Sammy and Mark last year, I was just anxious to see what you would
do with a full season of health. I can't imagine the pain involved in back
surgery and I hope you heal quickly... for your comfort and the comfort of
your family. We have been privileged to watch you perform for several
years, but you don't belong to the fans, you belong to your family. I hope
you get well for them, if you can come back and play a bit more, praise
God, if not praise God, you have given a lot to the game, if you have to
walk away now, I pray you will do so contentedly, peacefully, and thankful
for a mighty career!


From: AppleSmoke@aol.com
Date: Sat, 24 Jul 1999 11:02:29 EDT
Subject: Get Well,,,,

Dear Jose,,,,,,,

We are huge fans of yours,,,,,,,Very Huge,,,,,As a matter of fact we went to 
the Devil Rays Vs Texas game last night,,,the Atmosphere in the Dome just 
wasnt the same without our favorite Dh there,,,,,,And the outcome,,,,,,,Rays 
got punked and spanked,,,,We need you back man,,,,,we need you back to jack 
out the Hr's,,,,,We love you and wish you the best in your 
recovery,,,,,,,Best wishes,,,,,


The K ster,,,,,,


From: Camby999@aol.com
Date: Sat, 24 Jul 1999 12:06:36 EDT
Subject: Jose

Jose
Just wanted to wish you well on your return to the game
You were the #1 man in '88, and you are the #1 man now
Your fans in the north cant wait until youre back on the field
Good luck in the future
camby999


Date: Sat, 24 Jul 1999 11:05:41 -0700
Subject: 
From: jwebber@pdl.com (Jeremy Webber)

Don't get too dejected. Another injury really sucks, but you still have
time to break at least the 500 HR barrier.

Well wishes

Jeremy Webber


From: "JOYCE M ABNEY" <JMA36@prodigy.net>
Subject: Get Well:
Date: Sat, 24 Jul 1999 17:38:17 -0500

Jose,

Hope this surgery will help you get back into the game. You were on a great streak, and you deserve a
chance to do it again, next year. I love to see you hit that long ball.
Good Luck and Best Wishes from Arlington Tx. We miss you.

Joyce Abney


From: Temprmntl@aol.com
Date: Sun, 25 Jul 1999 11:47:47 EDT
Subject: Get Well Jose!

When asked my favorite baseball team, I reply "The one Jose plays on!"
Get well soon!! WineGal40@aol.com


From: "Maria Perelli" <mayko73@hotmail.com>
Subject: MEJORATE PRONTO
Date: Sun, 25 Jul 1999 15:31:34 PDT

HOLA JOSE,
ESPERO DE TODO CORAZON QUE TE MEJORES PRONTO, REALMENTE ES UNA LASTIMA ESTO 
QUE TE HA PASADO DESPUES DE IR LIDER EN CUANTO A JONRONES SE REFIERE... PERO 
NO IMPORTA AHORA ES QUE NOS QUEDA ENTUCIASMO Y FUERZAS PARA RATO. YO VINE 
DESDE VENEZUELA PARA CONOCERTE Y EN EL AVION EL 13 DE JULIO ME ENTERE QUE 
TENIAS QUE ESTAR FUERA DEL CAMPO POR UNAS SEMANAS, MI SUE#O SIGUE EN PIE ASI 
TE PROMETO QUE TE VOY A CONOCER EN PERSONA PORQUE TU VIDA LA HE SEGUIDO EN 
REPORTAJES, REVISTAS, ENTREVISTAS, PAGINAS WEB, ETC., DESDE QUE JUGABAS EN 
OAKLAND TE FELICITO POR LA HERMOSA HIJA QUE TIENES, TE DESEO TODO EL EXITO 
DEL MUNDO, CUIDATE UNA FAN VENEZOLANA, MAYKO
P.D.: NO DEJES QUE UNA CONQUISTA TE CONQUISTE, NI QUE UNA DERROTA TE 
DERROTE. I'M SORRY BUT I DON'T SPEAK ENGLISH


From: "Jason" <themole@home.com>
Subject:
Date: Sun, 25 Jul 1999 22:36:43 -0400

Jose,

It is too bad about your injury. Yet I know you'll be back in the fray soon. I also know that you would be leading the home run race at this moment if it weren't for you injury.

Good luck at a quick recovery,
Jason


From: ROset58740@aol.com
Date: Sun, 25 Jul 1999 23:41:08 EDT
Subject: "DISSAPOINTED FAN"

JOSE, I WAS SO SAD AND DISSAPOINTED WHEN I FOUND OUT YOU HAD "BACK SURGERY". 
I WAS FOLLOWING EVERY GAME THIS SEASON AND WOULD SEE THE BOX SCORES JUST TO 
SEE WHAT YOU HAD DONE IN THE GAME. I WAS KEEPING COUNT OF YOURE HOME RUNS AND 
WAS VERY EXCITED TO SEE THAT YOU WERE VOTED IN AS A STARTER IN THE "ALL-STAR" 
GAME. I WANTED TO SEE YOU PLAY BUT WHEN I FOUND OUT ABOUT THE SURGERY, I WAS 
VERY SADDEN AND DID NOT WANT TO SEE THE ALL-STAR GAME SINCE YOU WERE NOT 
PLAYING. HOPE TO SEE YOU PLAY SOON. GET WELL ASAP! TAKE CARE, RAMON


Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 13:00:13 -0600
From: "Ing. Jorge Hinojosa Perez" <unillant@acnet.net>
Subject: Jorge Hinojosa

José: How many Home runs do you think were you going to hit in the 1999
season if you didn´t get the back sick? You were in peace for 70.

I am your friend: Jorge Hinojosa
My email address is: purisima@acnet.net


From: "clay kinnard" <edmondk@worldnet.att.net>
Subject: healing
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 23:25:27 -0400

the warm feeling in your back each day is divine healing.does this really happen--ask evander hollifield about his heart.the doctors at the mayo clinic says there is no way he has the same heart as the one they xrayed before.is divine healing weird,unusual,or any of the other things people say----.no it happens all the time to people,both believers and non believers of this aspect of how the Lord moves on this earth.i do feel i can tell you you will be ready to go in august not september and your back will be stronger than ever before.as you recover quicker,dont doubt its happening,time to get it going,much to be done.


From: "Steve" <sfkc@mediaone.net>
Subject: Get Well
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 1999 18:05:30 -0400

Jose,

I want to wish you a speedy and efficient recovery from your back surgery.
I am sure I speak for all your fans and supporters in saying I lok forward
too your return to baseball, but moreover await your return to good health.

Steve Flynn
Dover, NH


From: "Kate Davis" <sothpaw@hhs.net>
Subject: GET WELL JOSE CANSECO.....
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 1999 20:20:10 -0700

Jose,

My name is Tony Davis; I am from Uniontown, PA. You have been my favorite ball player ever since I became interested in baseball (1987). I know everything about your professional career. When I was younger I would pretend that I was you (even through the bad years); simply because you were the best and in my mind still are. Whenever you were elected to the all-star game this year I was elated. You deserved it more then anyone; and not only that it shut up everyone who doubted your abilities. When I learned of your injury I was in disarray. It just don't seem fair that it happened ; especially with the year you were having. The main reason I am writing is to congratulate you for everything that you accomplished in your career, and to wish you good luck with your recovery. I hope that everything goes well. I will be watching your interview on ESPN (WED.July28) and looking forward to seeing you on the hi-light reels. GOOD LUCK!!

Wishing you well,
Tony Davis


From: SilverHuntress@webtv.net (Sherry Reid)
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 1999 20:06:52 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: personal

Just sending you a note to say I have been a fan of yours since you
played for the A's. I was sorry to hear about your injury, and hope to
see you back on the field as soon as possible. Get better soon. Besides,
baseball needs some good looking men. Who would us women have
t look at if we did'nt have you?

Sincerely,
Courtni


From: Deloeste40@aol.com
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 1999 04:34:27 EDT
Subject: biggest fan

Jose, recover quickly and get back out there. You are the only reason I 
watch baseball anymore. I wish you were still in the bay. I need to see you 
reach that 500 mark. I know the back is hurting, I have the same problem but 
I know you can do it. Your biggest fan Sam.


From: Jongolo@aol.com
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 1999 09:54:16 EDT
Subject: Get well Pleaseeeeeee

Just want to say we miss you a lot.
Regresa pronto.
Nikolas Julian Vega 4 years old Tampa, Florida


From: "Harry T. Prabawa" <htprabawa@hplaw.co.id>
Subject: Get Well
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 1999 18:04:20 +0700

Get well Champ...!!!
We want more homerun...:-D


From: SoMoNeYuSc@aol.com
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 1999 13:22:51 EDT
Subject: (no subject)

hey buddy, 
i know you are going to get better. You have faced adversity before and you 
have conquered it before. I have faith that you will come back this year 
better than ever. You belong in the hall of fame, the only thing that has 
prevented you from putting up better numbers were your injuries. Keep faith 
in yourself. You will be back, and when you do come back, i will be there 
cheering you on.

Take Care,
Danny


From: Psy5099275@aol.com
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 1999 17:05:51 EDT
Subject: (no subject)

Jose, I hope you recover from your surgery very quickly. You've started off 
to a really great season 
I just hope you come back to finish out the season. I'm sure you will put up 
some really impressive #'s. 31 home runs before all star break is just 
awesome. 


From: SVT33@webtv.net (MARSHALL MATHERS)
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 1999 01:29:23 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: BIG FAN HERE

JOSE I HOPE YOU GET WELL SOON AND ARE IN THE LINE-UP REAL SOON . CAN U
PLEASE SEND ME AN AUTOGRAPH IT WOULD MEAN ALOT TO ME EVEN ON A SHEET
OF PAPER THE AUTOGRAPH WOULD MEAN ALOT TO ME .

SCOTT TYLER
4380 PRASSE RD.
CLEVELAND OH. 44121


From: 76 SFS/SPOLC <76SFS.SPOLC@KELLY.AF.MIL>
Subject: GET BETTER
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 1999 00:49:49 -0500

GET WELL SOON BUDDY,WAS DISAPPOINTED YOU DID NOT MAKE THE HOME RUN DERBY TO LAUNCH EM OVER THE MONSTER. WAS ANGRY WHEN I HEARD YOU GOT HURT. I WANTED YOU TO REIGN SURPREME IN LONG BALLS THIS YEAR. PLEASE COME BACK SOON


From: "Elsa Garcia" <Elsa_Garcia@countrywide.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 1999 10:36:08 -0700
Subject: Get Well

Please, Get Well Soon!!!!
I was looking forward to seeing you this past week while playing against
the Angels but due to your injury you couldn't.
September is the next date you would be here again. It would be wonderful
to be able to see you play. Take Care.


From: "Laycie Long" <cherryit@hotmail.com>
Subject: 
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 1999 18:12:16 GMT

hey jose my name is laycie long and i am a 16 yr old senior at wayne high 
school in fort wayne in. you have been my favorite player ever since i was 
a little girl and i still love u now. i hate to see u hurt and i haope u 
recover really soon

your greatest fan ever

Laycie k. Long,

ps write back if at all possible


From: JDELLH@aol.com
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 1999 08:46:29 EDT
Subject: Jose's Health
To: canseco@sprynet.com

Jose, get well quick and get back on track for that 500 Homerun club, and 
also to bring the D-Rays success. All your fans know that you are the man, 
no matter what Sosa and company put up now. with the exception of Sammy, it 
took them at least 10 games past your injury to catch you. You are the man 
and you need to get back out there so baseball can be exciting again. I 
haven't woken up at 6 in the morning to look at a boxscore since you went 
down. Baseball needs you, the spark, to get it going again!

Get well soon,
John Hughes
Cleveland, Ohio
Jdellh@aol.Com


From: LilCat79@aol.com
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 1999 17:05:21 EDT
Subject: surgery sucks

Sorry to hear about your back again....and even though this year was cut 
short, it's always a pleasure to see you slam 'em out there.....thanks for mostly being 
fun to watch. : )

Love,
Nikolette


From: "Adam Davies" <adaboo2@hotmail.com>
Subject: 
Date: Sun, 01 Aug 1999 20:10:19 PDT

Get that back straight by rehab and patience. It would help if you prayed 
to God to heal your back and give you success, and to use this to bring you 
to him. I'll be praying for you. Adam Davies
Montgomery, AL


From: "Cruz, Anna" <acruz@phillynews.com>
Subject: 
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 1999 16:48:38 -0400 

Get well soon we miss you !!!!!

Ana Cruz/Philly


From: MAXXGARR@aol.com
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 1999 23:25:24 EDT
Subject: cuban born fan

Hi Jose, baseball is not the same without you. I would look up your stats 
daily. I'm your age and have met some people that say they know you. My wife 
was friends withkuzy in highschool her name is Millie 
get well, keep the faith 
a.garcia


From: BashBro33@webtv.net (NOLAN SANTOS)
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 1999 13:09:05 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: GET WELL BRO!

hi, jose i have been a fan for 14 years you remember me from boston i
siad turn around and smile jose and you did thanks! i wanted to know
what supplements di you take to get as big as you are now? did you take
any wieght gainers which ones? iwant to play and look like you so if you
could please help me! and jose please dont retire i want my kids to
watch you play,byb 
nolan


From: "Kosi Baotic" <aneek1@hotmail.com>
Subject: Great athlete's have great recoveries.
Date: Wed, 04 Aug 1999 23:44:52 PDT

Dear Jose Canseco,

I will never forget the time I saw you play in person. It was so exiciting 
I couldn't believe that I was really there. I made a sign that said 
"CANSECO, HIT ONE FOR ME". You almost did, but that was good enough for me. 
I'd like to thanks you again for personally signing my all-time favourite 
card, your 1991 Upper Deck card. Thank you so much.

Take your time to recover, and you'll be back soon hittin' your monser home 
runs again.

You are my favourite athlete - always have been, always will be.

Kosi Baotic


From: "ED, LINDA AND MONICA VAZQUEZ" <vazquez@lni.net>
Subject: 
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1999 23:22:40 -0400

Jose,

i am have been a fan of yours for 11 years now.
i hope that your operation went fine. And that you are back to playing
baseball soon.


From: Gip316@aol.com
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1999 18:53:59 EDT
Subject: I know what your going through, Jose!

Jose,
Back in 1996 I also had a lumbar discectomy on my L4/5. The 
Orthopedic Surgeon told me that because of my physical condition ( I was able 
to bench press in the low 300's, run 7:00 miles for a ten K & had a body fat 
count of around 6 - 7%)
my recovery should be uneventful. I did everything I was told to do & got 
myself back to as near as normal as I was before surgery. Approximately 5 
weeks ago I was at the golf course on the 1st hole, pulled out my driver, and 
proceeded to rupture the other side of my L4/5. Undoubtably it was my fault 
for not streching & warming up.
What I am trying to express to you is that you must be ULTRA careful 
in how you proceed in the future in regards to your profession. A player of 
your status comes around too few in between. Do everything your therapists 
say, be conscious of your back & stay around the league for many more years 
to come. 

Good luck!

Phil Gipprich


From: Todd_Wolfe@mail.bankone.com
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 1999 12:29:03 -0400
Subject: Get Well Soon

Best Wishes for a speedy recovery! You da man!


From: Allen Reznick <Reznicks@C21Westlake.com>
Subject: Get well soon
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 1999 10:27:03 -0700

Jose, 

I really hope that you get better soon. 
I have followed your career for practically my whole life.
I hope that you 
can get back to baseball soon. 
The sport of baseball really misses the presence
of a great baseball player as yourself. 
Get well soon!


From: kabel5kids@aol.com
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 1999 23:28:39 EDT
Subject: Get Well

Dear Jose, we are so happy to hear that your recovery is going so well. We 
will plan on seeing you play in Oakland. Just know that there are alot of 
loyal fans. Thinking of you here in Merced, Ca. Love from Mary Bernard, 
Alexa & Jordan Locke.


From: CBUTTNAKED@aol.com
Date: Sun, 8 Aug 1999 22:21:21 EDT
Subject: YOU ARE THE MAN PLEASE MAKE IT BACK SOON

Jose, you are the man and I hope you get well real soon. I've been following 
your career since your rookie season 1986. Who could forget "the bash 
brothers," one of the most dominating duos ever in the history of baseball. 
Wish the Phillies, my home team, could have had a duo like that. Anyway, I 
just wanted to say please hit those seventy some odd homers when you come 
back. I want you to shut all of those skeptical people right up. People say 
you are not going to make the hall of fame, unless you hit 500 hrs and I know 
you can do it. You started the 40-40 club, something only 1 other player 
finally did do too. Well, I don't want to take up all of your time. My wife 
and I will keep you in our prayers. Good luck and I hope to meet you one day.
A CONCERNED FAN
FRANK R. SCHMIDT JR. 


From: "Vialidad Provincia - Zona IV - Junin.-" <gardto4@infovia.com.ar>
Subject: Get Well
Date: Mon, 9 Aug 1999 20:46:19 -0300

Pronta mejoría Pepe

Gustavo Héctor Canseco
M. Strobel N&ordm; 3.966
Mar del Plata - República Argentina


Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999 19:42:38 -0700 (PDT)
From: Matt Baker <bambam_42240@yahoo.com>
Subject: My HERO

Dear Jose,

I am writing to to let you know how big of a fan I am. You have been
my favorite player ever since I can remember. I watched yourself and
Mark McGwire hit back to back homeruns in Kansas City in 1988. That
made my whole trip. I was so proud of the way you have handled
yourself with all the ups and downs that you have went through. By the
way, the season you was having until you got hurt was awsome. I can't
wait until you get healthy and get back into the rountine.
Good luck in all you do.


Sincerely,

Matt Baker


Date: Wed, 11 Aug 1999 18:06:38 -0700 (PDT)
From: Dan Burgau <db_270@yahoo.com>
Subject: Next Year!!

Just finish getting healthy this year and next year
you can go after the record which i think you are
highly capable of breaking and sending that drug attic
Mark Mcgwire down the tube!!!


DAN


From: "John Mize" <john__mize@hotmail.com>
Subject: 
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 1999 20:09:25 PDT

This will probably never reach Canseco himself, but incase it does I 
would just like to say that I saw the Up Close ESPN interview and I would 
like to personally thank Jose for his interest and enthusiasm for seeking 
the 500 homerun milestone. I would love nothing more than to see Mr. Bash 
n' Dash hit 500 homers, I feel that it may be his only chance to get the 
respect he deserves. I feel that Jose is the GREATEST player to ever play 
the game, if he hits 500 homeruns with the injuries he has suffered that is 
testament to his supremacy! Jose I think you are better than Mcguire, Sosa, 
Ruth and everyone else, I know your potential buddy, now hurry up and get 
back on that field and finish this season with 50 big guy, you and I both 
know you can do it! Good luck, hurry back, John J. Mize


From: AReformed1@aol.com
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 1999 22:05:51 EDT
Subject: Know that He's in control

Dear Jose,

On the back of a baseball card years ago, you listed Jesus Christ as "the 
person I'd most like to meet." That statement awakened in me a much more 
personal interest in you than what you did on a baseball field. I had always checked the box 
scores for your name first, bought the magazines and newspapers highlighting 
your achieve-ments, picked you in every fantasy baseball league in which I 
became involved, collected every card, and derived a great deal of enjoyment 
from your career. But then, I was movingly reminded of the fact that you were 
a human being who yet needed to know his Maker. I hoped from the start that 
your answer to the card com-pany's question was not a flippant toss-away, but 
that it revealed your seeking soul. I've since asked God to bless you with 
that saving knowledge of your sole Savior, Jesus Christ. Do you now know Him? 
If so, you have the very words of the eternal God to comfort you-- in the 
Bible. Not only will you find comfort, encouragement,and peace there, but 
most importantly, you will know to whom all glory, honor, thanks, and praise 
belongs. You will find freedom in your dependence on Him alone. He made you, 
He's given you all of your abilities and successes, every breath, and every 
good thing, including what appears to be evil (Rom. 8:28). Know that only He 
can grant healing; know that He is in absolute control. Get to know him now, 
while He's com-manding your attention. I firmly believe this is what He wants 
you to do, without delay. He's set this in your path for His specific 
purpose; He does all things likewise. Then, when you understand in Whom you 
live, and move, and have your being, you will be completely sound in heart, 
mind, body, and soul. You will have received your Lord and your reason for 
existence: we are all made for His glory.

I personally believe that you will recover your health quickly; that you will 
finish the year with a flourish, maybe even win Comeback Player honors for your season-
within-a-season accomplishments; that you will go on well past 500 home runs; 
and that your legions of fans will witness your induction into the Hall of Fame. 
I believe that all of this will take place, not because you are "lucky," after all, but 
because you will come to know that the living King, Who has loved His children with an 
everlasting love through His Son, sovereignly directs all of your steps for your eternal 
well-being. I believe that you will, like Reggie Jackson, Mike Schmidt, and 
so many others, give public thanks to your Lord on induction day at 
Cooperstown.

Friend, I hurt along with you; I became heartsick at the news of your severe 
pain and disappointment. But know now that everything happens according to God's will, 
and that there are no accidents. When you can see that, you will find purpose and 
peace. Heed God's call, seek His will, and I'm quite certain that Cooperstown will 
call as well.

Psalm 115:1,
One of many who prays for you