Sammy Sosa seems to be somewhat distraught over the fact that the Chicago Cubs have not retired his old number '21'. A rookie outfielder currently wears '21'. Despite hitting 609 career homers, which included hitting more than 60 homers in a season three times, Sosa's legacy is forever tarnished by the allegations he used performance enhancing drugs. With that darkest of clouds hanging over him, not only are the Cubbies not going to retire his jersey, he isn't going to be elected to the Hall of Fame either. I always thought he was one of the most overrated players in baseball, even though he swung a hot bat. It was always about Sammy, and never about the Cubs. In fact, Chicago should have parted ways with the temperamental slugger years before they finally did. If you have time, check Sosa's fingers and see how many championship rings he helped his Cubs win. By my last count that number was forever frozen at zero.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
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