There Is Joy In Mudville: Mighty Casey Has Been Cloned

Could there be an unlikelier science fiction author than former baseball star (and confessed steroid user) Jose Canseco? Maybe, but we can't think of one right now. Canseco, who just put out a sequel to his bestelling steroid memoir Juiced, says his next project will be a "very dark dark scifi story."

Says Canseco: "I'm working on a third book, which will be fiction... It's going to be about baseball and cloning." I'm picturing an aging ball player replaced by his younger, hungrier clone? Or a whole team of clones?

I hope he gets an awesome ghost writer, someone who understands the long history of baseball in science fiction. And Barry (The Natural) Levinson can direct the inevitable movie version. [LAist, via Lion In Oil]