Buzzing on Yahoo Sports:

Big League Stew

Gallego defeats Canseco in congressional race

Kevin Kaduk
Big League Stew

View photo


Jose Canseco and Mike Gallego (Getty Images)

There were a few fun baseball tie-ins on Tuesday's election night, but my favorite came in Texas where Gallego topped Canseco for a seat in the House.

Unfortunately, a closer inspection reveals that it was not a pair of former Oakland Athletics battling for the spot, but Democrat Pete Gallego fighting against incumbent Republican Francisco Canseco for control of the eighth-largest congressional district in the country. The real Jose Canseco was busy self-immolating on Twitter, a nightly ritual that was only noteworthy because it was election night. As for Mike Gallego, I assume he was off somewhere recuperating from a season coaching third base for the AL West-champion A's.

In other baseball-themed election news, Manny Machado likely lost his bid to become a commissioner in Miami-Dade County. The police detective, not the Baltimore Orioles rookie.

Are you ready for hot stove season?
Follow @bigleaguestew@KevinKaduk and the BLS Facebook page!

Win cash prizes, pick a fantasy roster for just one day, join in minutes!

Learn how to play

Contest Entries Entry Fee Prizes Starts (EDT)
NFL $100K Tournament [$10K to 1st] (Thu Only) 3778/11364 $10 $100000 Tomorrow 12:30 PM Enter
NBA $20K Tournament [$2K to 1st] 573/4545 $5 $20000 Today 7:00 PM Enter
NBA $10K Tournament [$1K to 1st] 49/454 $25 $10000 Today 7:00 PM Enter
View Comments (-3)