Foul-mouth Canseco tees up Toronto mayor Rob Ford

Jose Canseco blasted Toronto mayor Rob Ford over the weekend.

Jose Canseco blasted Toronto mayor Rob Ford over the weekend.

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, Last Updated: 1:54 PM ET

Performance-enhancing drugs are one thing.

But crack?

Former MLB home run king-turned loudmouth Jose Canseco took aim at embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford over the weekend, predicting he’d beat Ford – if he were eligible to run – in an election north of the border.

“Are you talking about the crack addict?” Canseco asked a TMZ camera crew. “They caught him doing crack. I definitely would beat him hands down."

His reasoning: “I used steroids in the past, but I never used crack. That’s pretty f---ing bad. Yeah, I would have ran and beat him.”

Canseco, who published a biography in 2005 detailing wide-spread PED use in the majors, then fielded a question on present-day human growth hormone (HGH) use across professional sports.

“It helps athletes recover quicker from certain injuries,” he said. “I think HGH should be legalized and allowed (in Major League Baseball).”

The 49-year-old Canseco retired in 2001 after 16 years in the majors, compiling a lifetime .266 batting average to go along with 1,877 hits, 1,407 RBIs and 462 home runs.

He was dropped from the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot in 2007 after failing to gain the required 5% threshold to remain on the ballot.


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