Things get crazier and crazier in the shadowy world of baseball's performance-enhancing drug users.
Now Jose Canseco is challenging Mark McGwire to a polygraph test. On national TV!
Canseco, you may recall, is the guy who for all intents and purposes blew the whistle on MLB's steroid culture with his 2005 book "Juiced." Among the tidbits revealed by Canseco was that he injected McGwire in the butt with steroids in a locker room bathroom stall when both played for the Oakland A's.
Canseco was dismissed as a bitter loose-cannon when the book first came out. But over the years, much of what he wrote about 'roids and ballplayers has proven to be true.
Still, even after Big Mac's tearful admission to Bob Costas on the MLB Network Monday that, yes, he used steroids when setting all those home run records in the late 90's, McGwire still denies that Canseco shot him up all those years ago.
Canseco, apparently a sensitive fellow, takes this as a personal insult.
"He's calling me a liar again," Canseco said on "The Waddle and Silvy Show" on ESPN 1000.
But instead of challenging McGwire to a duel with pistols or a steel-cage match, Canseco wants Big Mac to take a polygraph test on national TV.
I say hook 'em both up -- in prime time. I bet the ratings would go through the roof. Hell, I'd watch it, that's for sure. Get Oprah or Katie Couric or Tom Brokaw to oversee things. Have a panel of lie-detector experts on hand to verify the results. Have it lead into your local news at 11.
And by the way, if I had to bet on who's telling the truth, my money wouldn't be on Big Mac.
I don't believe too much of what he's said all week.