Thursday, June 18, 2009
Sammy Sosa got outed as a steroid user. Does it even matter anymore? Will you remember Sammy as the juiced up freak or as the young Latino with the awesome hair in the picture? I hope that it's the latter. Look, I'm not going to get into this again. I, and I think everyone has, have become de-sensitized by all the shit that comes from MLB.
I hope that all of you, even the most devoted Cubs fan, always knew deep down that something wasn't really on the up and up when it came to Sammy. And really, who gives a fuck? Do you remember the 1998 season at all? In the months of August and September, were you not interested in every Cardinals or Cubs game being played? That home run chase was amazing and brought many fans back to the game after the strike killed the league in 1994. I won't forget that year. McGwire and Sosa, regardless of how they did it, captivated an entire nation. Well, those two and the best team of all time...the '98 Yankees.
Maybe I'm being naive as I sit here flicking my Sosa bobblehead. No, I'm really not. It could be worse though. Sosa could have pulled a Mel Hall. Remember him? And by "pulling a Mel Hall", I mean, "sexually assaulting a 12 year old".
The woman testified that Hall first exposed himself to her and her younger brother at home, when their parents were away (they weren't required to look). The boy testified that he thought they were playing a game and never told his parents (worst game ever?). Hall's interaction with the girl progressed to inappropriate touching and him showing her how to perform oral sex, she testified (he's here to help!). She said he also showed her pornographic movies at an apartment Hall shared with his girlfriend and their infant son (since when was this illegal?).
Mel Hall, ladies and gentlemen!!! See...Sammy doesn't seem like such a bad guy now, does he?