(Jose Canseco vs. F.P. Santangelo? Screengrab via Twitter.)
So MLB.com's Bill Ladson reports that MASN and the Nationals have narrowed down their list of candidates for deposed MASN color man Rob Dibble, and will name his replacement soon. Three candidates named specifically by Ladson as finalists: Ray Knight, Joe Magrane, and F.P. Santangelo.
We're pulling for F.P. Santangelo. Because if Jose Canseco's Twitter feed is to be believed, something...strange...went down on New Year's Eve at the Playboy Mansion between Canseco and Santangelo, leading Canseco to challenge the former Expo to a boxing match.
It begs the question: If F.P. Santangelo gets the MASN gig, would the Nationals consider holding a Santangelo-Canseco boxing match at Nationals Park? Maybe during NatsFest 2011? Because that would be awesome.
On a related note, Mike Rizzo is still searching for starting pitching help (and Pavano is no longer in the mix?). Maybe he should give Canseco a call? Certainly Jose wouldn't turn down bags of Lerner money like Greinke did, right?
Anyway, here's how that little New Year's Eve tiff went down, according to Jose Canseco: