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As part of the weekend's fan festival activities, the Chicago Cubs Chairman, Tom Ricketts, talked about how the city felt about Sammy Sosa and how the team felt about him. He called the relationship awkward, but one day he feels things can get better.
According to Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago, Ricketts can envision a day when the team welcomes Sosa back and the league welcomes back all the players who have been marred by their steroid use. Of course, he is not condoning steroid use, but Ricketts understands the city of Chicago loves its heroes and deep down the city would welcome Sosa back.
Sosa finished his career as the Cubs' all-time home run leader. He hit over 600 in his career. He helped the Cubs to the postseason and surprising success. Yet as the Hall of Fame vote showed, people are not yet ready to forgive him for how he accomplished such feats.
Sosa hit .273/.344/.534 in 18 seasons. With the Cubs, he hit .284/.358/.569 and clubbed 545 of his 609 home runs.
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