Originally posted on Hall of Very Good  |  Last updated 1/23/12
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When the Academy Award nominations are handed out Tuesday morning, "Moneyball" looks to nominated in a number of categories.

Sure, it was shut out at the Golden Globes, but it does have its fair share of supporters.

Including Jose Canseco...who took to Twitter Sunday night after seeing the film.

Just saw the movie money ball .it was awesome congrats billy I especially loved the part about you and your daughter.ps I would have played for you back then for free.I was one of those misfits who needed a second chance


And in 1997, Canseco was granted that second chance by Oakland.

Prior to the season, Canseco signed with the Athletics for a second tour of duty. He was the second highest paid player on the team behind Mark McGwire...taking home a cool $4.225 million.

On October 17, Billy Beane took over as Oakland's General Manager. Two weeks later...Canseco was granted his free agency.

So, it's particularly interesting that Canseco is now saying he would have played for free even though Beane had a complete lack of interest in the 1988 American League MVP.

Enter that classic Canseco desperation.

Billy beane call me would love to dh for you just give me a tryout that's all I ask


Ugh.

I've gotta think there's an easier way for Canseco to get in touch with Beane. Heck...the two even shared outfield space for the 1989 World Champions.


This article first appeared on Hall of Very Good and was syndicated with permission.

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