Originally written on Hall of Very Good  |  Last updated 11/19/14
Barkley
It's not news to anyone, but, last week, Sammy Sosa did not make it into the Hall of Fame.  And, for some reason, the 1998 National League MVP felt it his place to comment."Even if we weren’t inducted on our first time," Sosa said via a statement, "we are still winners and there is always a next time."Now, unless Sosa has a mouse in his pocket...I'm not sure who the "we" is.  Except, there's this.The former big leaguer, who hit 609 home runs during his career, is the new face of Injex 21...a company that, well, here's what the Chicago Tribune says about Injex 21.That company specializes in needleless drug injections, according to the news release and according to its website, injex.com the front of which welcomes visitors with the headline, "A future free from needles." The site then lists insulin as one example of a medicine that can be delivered with the Injex 21 system and shows pictures of people using its products.A company biography on the Injex 21 site says Sosa was introduced to the firm in "mid 2012," and that the former Cubs icon saw it as a chance to "help millions of people. From people who are afraid of needles to those who have to subject themselves to daily self-injections and to medical workers who are at risk for puncture wounds."Hold on.  What would Sosa know about daily self-injections?  I mean, this is the same guy who, while battling Mark McGwire to best Roger Maris' single season home run record back in 1998 famously claimed his increased strength came from ingesting Flintstones vitamins, not from, oh, nevermind.Seems like a logical choice.
PLAYERS: Sammy SosaMark Mcgwire
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

76ers fans can get free tickets with a box of Mac & Cheese

Grizzlies players battling team-wide stomach virus

Cut day: Three finalists named for Rays' manager job

ESPN suspends analyst from Twitter for defending evolution

Randy Moss thought call about trade to Patriots was prank

Why would the Nationals want to trade Jordan Zimmermann?

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Kobe won't take paycut, hints at retiring after contract ends

Pete Carroll: Marshawn Lynch is 'our guy'

Eric Bledsoe: Kentucky could beat the 76ers

Kendall Wright lobs hilarious shot at Dez Bryant

Jonas Gray shows up late to practice, sent home by Patriots

Paul Pierce: Rivalry with Lebron like 'fighting for the same girl'

Video: Deron Williams destroys Jeremy Lamb with crossover

Jets-Bills game in Detroit will be free admission

New Yorker unveils powerful Redskins Thanksgiving cover

Biggest disappointments of the 2014 NFL Draft class

FSU will wear special #FSUnited ribbon decal on helmets

Food Lion disastrously insults teams in Super Bowl promos

Can Melvin Gordon break Barry Sanders' single-season record?

Game of the week: New England Patriots vs. Detroit Lions

WATCH: Duke graduate asst. loses mind to pump up players

Golic recreates Kim Kardashian butt pic after losing bet

Five bold predictions for Week 12 in the NFL

Brian Cashman spends night sleeping on street for charity

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Bills-Jets game will be free admission

Pete Carroll: Lynch is 'our guy'

Which NFL team will get the #1 pick?

Game of the week: Patriots vs. Lions

Report: Padres join hunt for Sandoval

Golic recreates Kardashian butt pic

Adrian Peterson speaks out

NFLPA appeals Peterson suspension

10 best college running backs ever

DeSean Jackson mum on cryptic post

Revis on Johnson: 'A man among boys'

LeBron on challenge of leading Cavaliers

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.