"If our eighth and ninth hitters get on base like they have this season, and Rickey and Carney (Lansford) continue to do what they have been, Jose is going to have a whole lot of RBIs. We're talking 190 maybe. I mean, he can put up numbers faster than anyone I've ever seen. They just pile up."
Rettenmund reflected on a long career and called Canseco's home run Saturday "the damndest shot I've ever seen. It was just suspended up there. I thought it was going to go through the roof.
"The most amazing thing may have been how quiet the stadium got. It was like someone flipped a switch. I don't think anyone believed it."
Among the disbelievers were Canseco's teammates.
"I got back to the bench, and they were staring at me like I was some kind of robot or abnormality," Canseco said. "I told them, 'Hey, I'm human.'
"I mean, it was one run and nothing more. You can't divide it, you can't really measure it because it was straight up. If it was my league, you'd score home runs in increments: One run for first deck, two runs for second.
"Hit one in the top deck and the game's over, A's win."
The A's won Saturday when Canseco became the first to hit one into the top deck at SkyDome. Canseco is definitely in his own league, but they still had to play the last six innings.