For Pedro Martinez, he wouldn’t have pitched in any other era

Throughout the history of Major League Baseball, there was arguably no hotter time than the era that began in the mid-1990s. Back at that time, media, fans and players themselves called it the era of the home run. Long gone were days of small ball, and it its place were players like Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa and Barry Bonds hitting home runs further than people have ever seen. Sure...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

On this day in MLB history: Sammy Sosa wraps up record-breaking month during 1998 HR record chase

Seventeen years ago on this day in baseball history, Chicago Cubs right fielder Sammy Sosa capped off an impressive month in which he set a new major league record for most homers in a single month. In a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Wrigley Field on June 30, 1998, Sosa blasted a solo home run off of Diamondbacks reliever Alan Embree to deep left field during the bottom...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

LIVE: Phillies press conference, 2:30 p.m.

View image | Andy MacPhail (pictured above with Sammy Sosa during his run with the Chicago Cubs) is expected to be named Phillies club president during the press conference this afternoon at 2:30. Watch it below: Your browser does not support iframes.
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Sammy Sosa Update: Alive With “Normal-ish” Skin Color

Hey everyone, we here at the BC office would like to interrupt your Wednesday with a small Sammy Sosa update. We have been a little concerned about Sammy’s well being over the past couple of weeks considering we haven’t spotted the guy since he crashed a Miami Art Basel in December. You may remember him looking rather white: Luckily, it looks like Sammy’s okay. He popped up...
Via Busted Coverage
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Dear Commissioner Manfred: MLB must return to a 154-game season, and the reason is none other than Babe Ruth

Dear Madam or Sir,Quickly now - no Googling - who are the top five MLB single-season HR sluggers? Well, there's Barry Bonds, right? And Mark McGwire? It's Sammy Sosa, it's - um - guys who, if you read pious sportswriters, cannot set foot in Cooperstown without bursting into flames. They represent a dark era in our nation's past - the nineties - when players popped pills to win. ...
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers’ Scooter Gennett injured himself while showering

We have heard many stories about athletes hurting themselves in unconventional ways. I can never forget the time Sammy Sosa hurt his back after sneezing. Now we can add Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett to that list. According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Gennett is expected to miss some time after cutting his hand while showering.   How...
Via No Guts, No Glory
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (1-1) at Colorado Rockies (3-0)

Break up the Rockies, who started the season with a sweep of the Brewers, beating them with a combined score of 20-6. As frustrating as the Cubs opening day game was at times, at least they didn’t lose 10-0 to a team that had Kyle Kendrick as its opening day starter. I’ll be at the last two games of this series, if anyone else happens to be going there’s great beer options...
Via Obstructed View
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Inside the Mets Opening Day numbers

“You always get a special kick on opening day, no matter how many you go through. You look forward to it like a birthday party when you’re a kid. You think something wonderful is going to happen.” – Joe DiMaggio Although it is taking place in 2015 one day after Easter, Opening Day is a little more like Christmas for baseball fans.  Every team from the mighty defending World...
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs Acting Like Scorned Lover in Spat with Sosa

The relationship between the Cubs and Sammy Sosa is strange and uncomfortable. Like a couple former lovers whose statuses continue to pop up on each other’s facebook feed. And the fans are the friends stuck in the middle being asked to choose sides. Cubs Shouldn’t Need an Apology The Cubs say they will welcome him back, but first he must apologize. Sosa says he wants to be...
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

What if Steve Bartman Didn’t Reach for the Ball?

It was only a moment in time, but lives changed when Steve Bartman reached out for that souvenir. Bartman, along with many other fans, put his hands in the air for that fateful fly ball in Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS at Wrigley Field as Moises Alou of the Chicago Cubs was positioning himself for the catch. Time seemed to stand still for a moment as the ball fell off of Bartman’s...
Via The Sports Post
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Universally beloved and embraced…oh WAIT

Today is Presidents’ Day, so I hope you guys enjoyed the half-assed history lesson I posted earlier.  We’re getting close to the point where another sitting President will have to host the Chicago Cubs at the White House after a long-awaited Fall Classic victory, but let’s put that on the back burner for now. Earlier today, Aaron Gleeman at HardballTalk posted a blog entry...
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February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

OV Fantasy Baseball 2015 discussion

Fantasy Baseball was what turned me from a casual baseball fan into the fan I am today (with some help from Sammy Sosa), but I lost interest in it 5-6 years ago. Daily lineups, the long season, and relatively large rosters (compared to FFL) led to way more micromanaging than I had time for, and the only thing I really cared about was whether I felt like I had a good draft. This...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Not Wanting to be a Distraction, Sosa to Miss Banks’ Services

Thousands upon thousands of Chicago Cub fans are currently making their way to Daley Plaza as visitation for Ernie Banks beings. With the visitation and memorial services all taking place, you can bet that just about everyone with Cubs ties will be paying their respects; that is, except for Sammy Sosa who we learned will not be attending the services or memorial for Banks. I ...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Sammy Sosa Is Missing Ernie Banks Funeral, Reason Is Unbelievable

Perhaps the most selfish Chicago Cubs player of all-time, Sammy Sosa, will miss the funeral of the most selfless Cub of all-time, Ernie Banks. The reason Sosa is missing Ernie Banks funeral, he didn’t want to be a distraction. Selfish And Sosa Go Hand-in-Hand Few Cubs players over the years have made things more about himself than Sosa, and this recent news is no different. From...
Via Sports Mockery
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Pete Rose to Sammy Sosa: Come Clean

Pete Rose thinks that it’s time for Sammy Sosa to come clean. Rose was a guest on the Kap & Haugh Show this past Tuesday and one of the topics of discussion was Sammy Sosa and steroids use. Rose and Sosa share a similar history. They were Hall of Fame shoe-ins at one time, but their various transgressions have prevented them from receiving the golden ticket to be immortalized...
Via Sports Mockery
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Sammy Sosa is still persona non grata at the Cubs Convention

Each year, the Chicago Cubs put on an event called Cubs Convention that draws an inordinate amount of fans and draws a ton of media attention. 39 current Cubs players and 25 former players will be at the event, including Jon Lester, Joe Maddon, Anthony Rizzo, and Starlin Castro. For a full list, check out the Cubs’ website. One name that won’t be there? Sammy Sosa. The former...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Sammy Sosa is still persona non grata at the Cubs Convention

Each year, the Chicago Cubs put on an event called Cubs Convention that draws an inordinate amount of fans and draws a ton of media attention. 39 current Cubs players and 25 former players will be at the event, including Jon Lester, Joe Maddon, Anthony Rizzo, and Starlin Castro. For a full list, check out the Cubs’ website. One name that won’t be there? Sammy Sosa. The former...
Via Bloguin Best
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Sammy Sosa’s Hall of Fame Chances Take Another Dive

Sammy Sosa missed the Hall of Fame for the third year in a row. Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio all received the golden ticket to Cooperstown, but the Hall said no to Slammin’ Sammy. Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds saw a small spike in votes and they are part of the same “club” as Sosa, but Sammy actually got less votes than last year, as did his 90’s...
Via Sports Mockery
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Halls door shut again to those suspected of steroid use

NEW YORK (AP) Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire's chances to enter the Hall of Fame are dwindling. Baseball writers so far overwhelmingly have decided the outsized statistics of the Steroids Era stars are tarnished by their connection to performance-enhancing drugs use. Once again Tuesday, Cooperstown's doors remained shut. ''I did it the only way I knew how...
Via AP on Fox
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Should Cubs Retire Sosa’s No. 21? Let The Hall of Fame Decide

The Hall of Fame should be the standard requirement for the Chicago Cubs to retire Sammy Sosa’s No. 21, which means it likely won’t happen. The Chicago Cubs have retired five numbers in honor of six players during the storied 138-year history of the franchise — Ernie Banks (#14), Billy Williams (#26), Fergie Jenkins (#31), Ron Santo (#10), Ryne Sandburg (#23) and Greg Maddux...
Via Sports Mockery
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Dufners Do NYC, Sammy Sosa Meets Miley Cyrus & Cardale Jones Out & About

  How to go after North Korea I tweeted this morning that if you really want to retaliate against North Korea, the U.S. should block Jong-un from visiting Brazzers. Don’t think for a second that bro isn’t wacking it to American porn. He’s a huge fan of American pop culture and his porn selection has to include the best of the best from the U.S. porn industry. Remember how...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

And Now His Cubs Watch Has Ended

My baseball family suffered the loss today of our most senior and most loved member, Mike Lagatutta. Mike loved singing. He loved Italian food. He loved teaching. He loved his friends as he loved family. And he loved the Cubs. He grew up in the Wrigley neighborhood and he would tell us stories of getting out of school and going to Wrigley on game days to get jobs taking down folding...
Via Obstructed View
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Sammy Sosa Looks A Lot Different In Retirement

Sammy Sosa and Anthony Rizzo snapped a strange selfie. Sosa looks, um, a little different than his playing days.
Via Gamedayr
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sammy Sosa Seemed To Enjoy Art Basel Last Night (When He Ditched His Wife)

  I’m not sure how Sammy Sosa ended up in two different shirts and coats last night at Art Basel parties in Miami, but that’s exactly what went on with Slammin’. The big difference with the suits is that he wore the one with a tie while he was at a party with his wife. She’s not in the photos where Slammin’ isn’t wearing a tie. Maybe she went home to be with the kids...
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

The 2015 Furious Yankee Fan Hall of Fame Ballot Sabotage Initiative

You have 10 votes. Your job is to support Yankees... and no one else. Mwa-hahahaha! So... the plan:1. Until Roger Maris is in the Hall... no Barry Bonds, no Mark McGwire, no Sammy Sosa... no sluggers whatsoever. (From now on, HR stands for Human Resources.) This is your ironclad rule of life, the first thing you tell strangers on the street. Without Roger, there is no Cooperstown...
November 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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