Evan Malamud is a baseball fan in the hockey town of Ottawa. You know, in Canada. He's also a father of three, and his oldest son Jaedyn has autism. Jaedyn's been cared for the past three years by the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), and so Malamud wanted to give them something, too. He decided to put on a home run derby to raise money to donate to them and raise awareness for autism. Here's the event website.
Then he got on Twitter and challenged his boyhood idol, Jose Canseco, to a one-on-one derby if the slugger—whom we all know and love for his delightful Twitter escapades—could make it.
Canseco accepted. He's up there in Ottawa right now, where he'll be signing autographs at a mall this afternoon. The big event is tomorrow.
"Who says I don't have a heart?" tweeted Canseco.
When asked by a Twitter follower how he's preparing for the showdown with Canseco, Malamud tweeted, "Working out, eggs, protein shakes, and trying to learn magic spells."
Smart man. I'd say forget the working out and protein and focus on the magic.