Originally written on The GM's Perspective  |  Last updated 9/16/13

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: Former MLB player Jose Canseco (L) and actor Samuel L. Jackson arrive at the premiere of 'The Man' at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome on September 6, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

You have to give it to the Canseco brothers, if anything, they love the game of baseball. At least that's the image they portray. Jose Canseco may be the Godfather of performance enhancers, but he did start the process that has cleaned up the game, the likes we have never seen. Ozzie Canseco was never the player his brother was. He was drafted by the New York Yankees in the second round of the 1983 amateur draft, and appeared in only 24 MLB games with the Oakland Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals. In 65 at-bats he had 4 RBI.  He did spend 18 years in the minor leagues playing in over 1,000 games, racking up 181 home runs and driving in 646. When Canseco took over the Edinburg Roadrunners, his message was very clear, "I’m still learning as a manager,” he said. “With this thing called life you learn everyday. In baseball and as a manager you learn everyday. It’s just a microcosm of life. I’d love to manage for maybe another 20 years if possible.” In his first full season at the helm, Canseco help the Roadrunners to their second consecutive League Championship and was recently named Manager of the Year, according to Our Sports Central. The Roadrunners didn't put up spectacular numbers. They finished at 41-39, (one of three teams to finish above .500) 8.5 games out of first place and third from the bottom in team batting average. Pitching, on the other hand, was a different story. With a 4.08 ERA, the Roadrunners placed second in the league behind the Fort Worth Cats' 3.33. In the fifth and deciding game, the Roadrunners waiting until the last possible moment to start their comeback. Cats' closer Trevor Longfellow was one strike away from the victory, but couldn't hold a two-run lead in the ninth. After giving up the lead, he proceeded to give up for more in the 10th giving the Roadrunners a 10-6 win. Alex Schmarzo, who had an ERA of 0.60 and recorded seven saves in his 12 appearances, pitched the final two innings securing the win and the championship. Indy Ball and Ozzie Canseco? Doesn't get much better than this. Devon is the Founder and Executive Director of The GM's Perspective. He is a former professional baseball player with the River City Rascals & Gateway Grizzlies. Currently, Devon is a Manager at a financial institution in Northern Ontario Canada, and can be reached at devon@thegmsperspective.com. You can follow The GM's Perspective on Twitter and Facebook. His full bio can be seen here.

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