LADY AT THE BAT: Sammy Sosa: Say it IS So

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Sammy Sosa: Say it IS So

Like most people I was not surprised to see yesterday's New York Times article alleging that Sammy Sosa is on the list of 104 players who tested positive for PEDs back in 2003. I was not surprised about that and I was not surprised that it came only a few weeks after Sosa had made comments proclaiming his innocence.

If, in fact, Sosa is on the list of 104, he must have known that there was a chance that his name might surface at some point in the future. His statements of a few weeks ago now seem like an attempt to brace both himself and the world for what was to come.

Sosa, along with Mark McGwire, gave the world one terrific show back in 1998 with their home-run chase. Along with everyone else, I ate up every minute of it, loving all the attention that was being paid to baseball after it nearly died a few years earlier when the players went on strike. Little did we know that the attention Sosa and McGwire brought to the game would turn so negative. Or, maybe we did know. I recall how I vehemently refuted remarks made by some fans, accusing these guys of juicing. How could they be? I asked. The media isn't saying anything about it.

Now everyone is saying everything about it. We've yet to hear from Sosa on this latest bit of news. I don't know why. There is only one thing for him to do: Say it IS so.



Unknown said...

I wasn't too surprised either, but disappointed in it all. You'd think by now that I'd be jaded, but I'm still saddened by the juicing.

Traveling Baseball Babes said...

Hi Bernadette! It was nice meeting you today at Jane's signing at Stan's. Looking forward to chatting with you again next Sunday.