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Sammy Sosa: Paler Than Ever and Also Angry

sosa_score2.jpgFormer Cubs superstar and current Wrigley Field pariah, Sammy Sosa, is the subject of a very interesting piece by Shane Tritsch in Chicago Magazine this month.

Sosa who, since the Cubs' 2004 regular season finale, has been cast out with baseball's lepers in Chicago (and the Sports World in general), in the interview is somewhat reflective of his time in Chicago and definitely bitter at the North Siders, claiming that, "[The Cubs] threw me into the fire," he says. "They made [people] believe I'm a monster." While some might claim that Sosa wore out his welcome with the corked bat incident and, you know, the whole "testing positive for illegal and banned performance-enhancing substances in 2003", Tritsch's article portrays Sosa as an interesting case-study in hero worship cum hero tearing down. A great read.

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