Captain America may never have been allowed to join The Avengers had it been left up to members of the Baseball Writers' Association Of America. Despite incredible accomplishments during his peak hero years that included fighting the Axis Powers and the Red Skull, voters may not have been able to look beyond the impact that performance-enhancing drugs had on his career. After all, young Steve Rogers was, by all scouting reports, a weakling before receiving that special serum from Dr. Abraham Erskine that turned him into America's super soldier.
This unlikely yet compelling "Captain America vs The BBWAA" storyline is the type thing one can find him or herself fixated on after a brief exposure to the Twitter timeline of Jose Canseco. The former steroid-abusing slugger turned social media misfit, railed against the BBWAA on Thursday morning for not electing Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and other steroid-tainted superstars to the National Baseball Hall Of Fame. One year after the BBWAA shut out all 37 candidates on the ballot, three players were called to Cooperstown on Wednesday as part of the Class of 2014: Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas.
In perhaps his most inflammatory tweet on the Hall of Fame voting, Canseco claimed MLB is already aware of PED users enshrined in Cooperstown.
After opening his Twitter rant with common complaints about the voting process and results, Canseco's own universe began a brief comic crossover with the Marvel Universe (that also included one Superman mention).