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(Some Guy)   What's it say about you, Mr. Sosa, when the only person you can get to vouch for you is Ozzie Guillen?   (audacy.com) divider line
    More: Awkward, Sammy Sosa, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Home run, Major League Baseball, Wrigley Field, Alex Rodriguez, Barry Bonds  
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2021-08-31 12:24:25 PM  
Any time the Ricketts family has been asked why Sosa has been excluded from Cubs team activities and celebrations, the answer they always give is essentially, "He knows what he did!" They haven't said it's because of steroids (which would be an easy out) or because he lied about using steroids (also an easy out), but instead it's this nebulous thing, like he refused to attend a Pete Ricketts fundraiser or he once made fun of Tom Ricketts' hairline before Tom bought the Cubs.

I get that there is a loud contingent of sports fans who cry crocodile tears about the Steroid Era in baseball, but the fact that people like Barry Bonds and Alex Rodriguez have been welcomed back to MLB with open arms while Sosa remains in exile has just been bizarre.
 
2021-08-31 12:46:50 PM  
Sosa and McGwire and later, Barry, saved baseball from the post-strike/lockout doldrums.   When they were no longer needed, they were excommunicated.   The same assholes who cast MVP votes for them are now refusing to cast HoF votes because reasons.
 
2021-08-31 1:28:56 PM  

Stud Gerbil: Sosa and McGwire and later, Barry, saved baseball from the post-strike/lockout doldrums.   When they were no longer needed, they were excommunicated.   The same assholes who cast MVP votes for them are now refusing to cast HoF votes because reasons.


I think the reason is that the steroid era players are admitted frauds.
 
2021-08-31 1:41:40 PM  
Don't forget Sosa got caught with a corked bat, too.
 
2021-08-31 1:59:08 PM  

UNC_Samurai: Don't forget Sosa got caught with a corked bat, too.


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Between the size of Barry Bonds head, the performing enhancer just sitting in McGuires locker out in the open, and the wonderful Sosa picture above, MLB should have had some serious accounting. But they didn't.

We got the Astros as world series winners because to strip them of the title would mean the Red Sox and probably the Yankees would have had the same happen to them.

We got Fox MLB coverage with both Pete Rose and 2-time steroid boy Alex Rodriguez as World Serious Anchors.

Baseball is pure America in how actions only have consequences for little people.
 
2021-08-31 2:04:23 PM  

Outshined_One: Any time the Ricketts family has been asked why Sosa has been excluded from Cubs team activities and celebrations, the answer they always give is essentially, "He knows what he did!" They haven't said it's because of steroids (which would be an easy out) or because he lied about using steroids (also an easy out), but instead it's this nebulous thing, like he refused to attend a Pete Ricketts fundraiser or he once made fun of Tom Ricketts' hairline before Tom bought the Cubs.

I get that there is a loud contingent of sports fans who cry crocodile tears about the Steroid Era in baseball, but the fact that people like Barry Bonds and Alex Rodriguez have been welcomed back to MLB with open arms while Sosa remains in exile has just been bizarre.


Sosa quit on his team and has just been an ass about things in general since he left baseball.  And as far as I know, he won't admit he cheated.  I don't know many Cubs fans that want to see him back, so maybe Ricketts is just saving him from being booed out of Wrigley.
 
2021-08-31 2:51:50 PM  
...then the time Sosa testified in front of Congress pretending not to be able to understand or speak English.
 
2021-08-31 3:35:27 PM  

Outshined_One: Any time the Ricketts family has been asked why Sosa has been excluded from Cubs team activities and celebrations, the answer they always give is essentially, "He knows what he did!" They haven't said it's because of steroids (which would be an easy out) or because he lied about using steroids (also an easy out), but instead it's this nebulous thing, like he refused to attend a Pete Ricketts fundraiser or he once made fun of Tom Ricketts' hairline before Tom bought the Cubs.


You hit the nail on the head. Somebody smashed Sosa's boombox in the clubhouse because they knew he was going to snub people who were eventually going to buy the team from the guy who hadn't bought the Tribune Company yet.
 
2021-08-31 4:01:12 PM  
Bud Selig is in the Hall of Fame, so spare me your pearl-clutching about how none of the "steroid era" guys should be in.
 
2021-08-31 4:19:28 PM  

Hoopy Frood: Outshined_One: Any time the Ricketts family has been asked why Sosa has been excluded from Cubs team activities and celebrations, the answer they always give is essentially, "He knows what he did!" They haven't said it's because of steroids (which would be an easy out) or because he lied about using steroids (also an easy out), but instead it's this nebulous thing, like he refused to attend a Pete Ricketts fundraiser or he once made fun of Tom Ricketts' hairline before Tom bought the Cubs.

You hit the nail on the head. Somebody smashed Sosa's boombox in the clubhouse because they knew he was going to snub people who were eventually going to buy the team from the guy who hadn't bought the Tribune Company yet.


I knew Mike Fontenot was up to no good!
 
2021-08-31 7:22:00 PM  

ElwoodCuse: Bud Selig is in the Hall of Fame, so spare me your pearl-clutching about how none of the "steroid era" guys should be in.


I always knew that guy was a juicer.
 
2021-08-31 7:47:13 PM  

Jeebus Saves: Sosa quit on his team and has just been an ass about things in general since he left baseball.


This is a large part of the reason Sammy is persona non grata around 1060 W Addison these days. The end of the 2004 season left a sour taste in everybody's mouth.
 
2021-09-01 12:58:44 AM  

germ78: Jeebus Saves: Sosa quit on his team and has just been an ass about things in general since he left baseball.

This is a large part of the reason Sammy is persona non grata around 1060 W Addison these days. The end of the 2004 season left a sour taste in everybody's mouth.


Around 2004, I left a bad taste in your mother's mouth. Sorry about that.

Is she eating solid food yet?
 
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