Jose Canseco, the controversial former American League slugger, once again has created headlines. Last month, the 50 year old Canseco shot his middle finger off as he was cleaning his 45 caliber Remington. Canseco appeared emotional over the accident in an interview with Inside Edition.
Canseco had the digit surgically re-attached. But during a poker tournament, Canseco’s finger fell off as he was tossing his cards on the table. Rather than wallow in tragedy, Canseco adopted a farcical entrepreneurial tact.
Canseco took to Twitter to auction off his severed middle finger along with the firearm. Of course, E-Bay does not allow auctions of firearms or body parts, but Canseco’s auction offering is telling.