WORCESTER — Former major league slugger Jose Canseco has filed a motion to attach the personal property and real estate of many Worcester Tornadoes personnel, including owner Todd Breighner and the Can-Am league. He is seeking $840,000 in his claim. Mr. Breighner and the team already have an attachment against their property after the Hilton Garden Inn joined a growing list of creditors filing suit against the independent baseball team and Mr. Breighner. Yesterday, the Main Street office of the Tornadoes was locked up by a constable and the employees were ordered out. The locks were changed. The Hilton Garden Inn, 35 Major Taylor Blvd., alleges in its lawsuit filed Thursday in Worcester Superior Court that it is owed $32,562 by Streamlined Sports Inc., doing business as the Worcester Tornadoes, for hotel room rentals and other services. Mr. Canseco signed with the Tornadoes in April and batted .194 with one home run in 20 games before being placed on the disabled list June 18.
Poor Jose. Guy can’t catch a break. He signs a minor league contract with a seemingly first class organization like the Worcester Tornados only to watch their offices get raided by the town constable. To be honest I don’t even get what the point of suing the Tornadoes is since they clearly don’t have the money to pay him even if he wins. It’s the old Barstool anti lawsuit defense. You can’t get blood from a stone. Unless of course you accept internet dollars as payment. So it just seems like a waste of time. Hopefully his smokeshow lawyer is his girlfriend working this case pro bono. Otherwise how else could he afford this? Poor Jose indeed.