Barring something truly unexpected like a teary confession from Derek Jeter or Mariano Rivera becoming the subject of a startling exposé, Alex Rodriguez will, when he joins the ballot in 2022, become the final strong candidate for baseball’s Hall of Fame to have both made his name in the sport’s doping era and to be…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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…
Tipster Derek S. sends in this bit of photographic proof that "the White Sammy Sosa is at the Heat/Celtics game today." He seems to be right.
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]
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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.
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.
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!
"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]