Hall Of Fame Eligibility Rule Change Bones "Poster Boys" Of Steroid Era

As the Baseball Hall of Fame congratulates itself today, let's talk about how it just boned baseball players. Yesterday, it was announced that the eligibility rules had been altered from 15 years, to 10. So, once he becomes eligible, a player has 10 chances to have the magical 75 percent of precious votes bestowed… » 7/27/14 3:40pm 7/27/14 3:40pm

Cubs Pretend Their History Doesn't Include Sammy Sosa

Wrigley Field's 100th anniversary was attended by Cubs players across the generations, from Ernie Banks to Fergie Jenkins to Milt Pappas to Gary Matthews to Lee Smith to Andre Dawson to Ryan freaking Dempster, but noticeable by his absence was Chicago's best, most loved, and most important player of the last 30 years. » 4/23/14 5:13pm 4/23/14 5:13pm

Was Sammy Sosa Really All That Great?

Having purchased a Hall of Fame ballot, which we'll be filling out in accordance with the wishes of our readers, we're examining the merits—and relative lack of merits—of all 36 players on this year's ballot for the purposes of better informing the electorate, i.e., you. All entries in the series can be found here. » 12/17/13 5:04pm 12/17/13 5:04pm

Sammy Sosa Is A Terrifying Vampire

We haven't seen much of Sammy Sosa ever since he created the greatest Pinterest page in history. From the looks of this picture, he has returned to feast on all of our souls. » 9/10/13 6:00pm 9/10/13 6:00pm

If The Chicago Cubs Want Their Big Renovation, It's Time For Them To…

Wrigley Field, the goat-themed cemetery where the past 105 seasons of Chicago Cubs baseball are buried, is finally getting an overhaul befitting the task at hand. The Ricketts family that now owns the Cubs apparently wants to win more games, and to spend money to do so. Presently the team doesn’t earn money it could… » 4/06/13 3:28pm 4/06/13 3:28pm

Anthony "Spice" Adams Created The Perfect Sammy Sosa Pinterest Parody

Sammy Sosa joined Pinterest a short while ago and it was nothing short of breathtaking. Anthony "Spice" Adams, the affable ex-NFLer maybe/maybe not still looking to catch on with a team, decided to join Sosa in his Pinterest endeavors. » 2/07/13 9:30am 2/07/13 9:30am

Sammy Sosa Has The Best Pinterest Page Ever

I can't even. This is amazing. Sammy Sosa is making an effort to get his name back out there, and that includes joining social media. He set up a Twitter account in October (it's confirmed as him), and a few weeks ago joined photo sharing site/social network for middle-aged women Pinterest. So forget whatever you're… » 1/10/13 11:55am 1/10/13 11:55am

A Guide To The Baseball Players On The Ballot Who Won't Make The Hall…

It's the silly season for baseball, as winter meetings and free agency combine with Hall of Fame debates to take up way too much of our free time. But this year's HOF ballot is especially fascinating—a crop of elite players tied to PED use are eligible for the first time, and will compete with some strong veterans… » 12/04/12 4:40pm 12/04/12 4:40pm

Don't Worry, Carlos Zambrano: Ozzie Guillen And White Sammy Sosa Have…

CSN Chicago reports that Zambrano—whom the Cubs suspended for 30 days, due to a big ol' meltdown—received text messages of support from Guillen and Sosa. » 8/15/11 6:25pm 8/15/11 6:25pm

Sammy Sosa Blasts Chicago, Is Totally Blameless Himself

Sosa gives his first big interview in years, and perfectly (if inadvertently) sums up the legacy of the steroid era: "My numbers don't lie...Those numbers are going to stay there forever." [Chicago Magazine] » 8/23/10 11:40am 8/23/10 11:40am

They Were There, Too

Clearly, I haven't been to any transcendent sporting events live in the last 10 years, and thankfully, that's not true of some of our lurking commenters. Join the party! » 12/25/09 4:15pm 12/25/09 4:15pm

Chicago Tribune Deploys Troop Of Writers To Rip On Sosa's New Face

Sammy Sosa's new face has caused quite an international stir, but no more so than Chicago, specifically, the Chicago Tribune which did three different stories about Sosa's "cabeza blanca" that's captivated the nation. » 11/12/09 6:30pm 11/12/09 6:30pm

Sammy Sosa Doesn't See Why People Are So Terrified By His Appearance

The formerly dark-skinned Sosa spoke out about his ghostly new look and he would like to let everyone know that he's not dying or anything: "It's a bleaching cream," he said. You don't say. » 11/11/09 2:00pm 11/11/09 2:00pm

Sammy Sosa Would Like To Clear Up Some Things About His Skin

Sammy Sosa is not hoping to star in the White Chicks sequel. It is not some kind of alleged side affect from any alleged substances he allegedly may have put in his body. He just wants to be beautiful! » 11/08/09 5:45pm 11/08/09 5:45pm

Sammy Sosa Re-emerges As Shiny-Suited Latino Zombie

I have no idea what strange transformation Mr. Sosa is going through, but it's obvious that, yes, something is seriously messed up with Slammin' Sammy's pigmentation. » 11/06/09 7:09pm 11/06/09 7:09pm

Ryne Sandberg Joins Wade Boggs In The "Stay Out Of Our Club" Brigade

If you are currently in the Hall of Fame and anywhere near a microphone, please state your preference on whether "steroid era" players deserve plaques like yours. Ryne Sandberg is the latest to go on record with a "no." » 6/24/09 10:45am 6/24/09 10:45am

Journalist Who Bravely Uncovered McGwire's (Perfectly Legal,…

In 1998, the AP's Steve Wilstein spotted a bottle of legal supplements in Mark McGwire's locker. A decade of stupidity and Reefer Madness hysteria ensued, the Bill of Rights died a little, and now people think Wilstein belongs in Cooperstown. » 6/18/09 12:15pm 6/18/09 12:15pm

Bud Selig's Sosa Strategy: Plead Ignorance, Then Change The Subject

"I don't know whether this story is accurate or not.... people are gonna have to make their own judgments in the future.... Are they accurate? I don't know. You all will have to make that judgment." [Sports Radio Interviews] » 6/17/09 4:15pm 6/17/09 4:15pm

Lou Piniella Doesn't Know About This Whole Steroid Thing The Kids Are…

The Cubs combustible manager remained calm, but plead ignorant, to Sammy Sosa's steroid use. And the reefer. [The Fightins] » 6/17/09 8:45am 6/17/09 8:45am