Jose Canseco was a big name in baseball when I was growing up. The Oakland A’s were a dominant team for a few years and Canseco was one of their most feared hitters.
Then one year, late in his career he was traded to my beloved Blue Jays. It was 1998. The weird part is, I only know this from looking back in time at the roster. I have no recollection of him playing for my team at the time. I was shocked to find out he ever did play for he team. This is especially weird since he hit a career high 46 home runs that year.
Why don’t I remember one of the most iconic hitters of the time playing for my favourite team and hitting the most home runs of his career (and the most for the Blue Jays that year)?
Beats me. That’s why it’s called a Mandela Effect.