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Baseball Tue Jan 12 2010

Well, Sammy, We're Waiting...

Sammy-Sosa_Sports-Illustrated-Cover.jpgNow that Mark McGwire has "come clean" (and by come clean we mean admit he used steroids but claim it never affected his play), is it now former Cub Sammy Sosa's turn to 'fess up?

The Sosa And McGwire Traveling Home Run Show excited baseball, even if McGwire did tire of Sosa's scene-stealing ways. But while few people spoke the words out loud, the whispers of "steroids" were there. McGwire flat out denied it while Sosa, when not answering questions about corked bats, claimed his prowess was due to Flintstones Vitamins. Very potent, hormone-filled Flintstones Vitamins.

McGwire's dubious admission (and former manager and now fellow St. Louis Cardinal coaching staff member Tony LaRussa's claims of "I had no idea") now opens the door for Sosa to admit his usage. But don't hold your breath waiting for that. Not only did he suddenly lose the ability to speak English when he appeared before Congress, but to this day he's still claiming he did nothing wrong all while harboring the delusion that he's still attractive to major league baseball clubs.

A tip for Sammy: Confess. You'll make a lot more money with whatever book deal/magazine interview/television appearance you can wrangle than any possible future baseball contracts.

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