Umpire Tim McClelland to miss season with back injury

You don’t often hear about umpires missing any time due to injuries, but if there are umpires whose time away from the game would make headlines, Tim McClelland would be one. The 31-year veteran ump will miss the entire 2014 season due to a back injury, for which he couldn’t get doctors to clear him. McClelland told his hometown newspaper that he isn’t retiring, but he will...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Wrigley Field’s Booze Selection is Enough to Make a Young Man Cry, Tears of Happiness

Chicago Cubs News – Wrigley Field has finally caught on the with the beer craze and will have some new additions to their previously poor beer lineup. Don’t worry non-beer drinkers, there will also be cocktails served to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Wrigley. Look at all the drink options there will be at Chicago Cubs games this season to celebrate “the party of the century...
Via Sports Mockery
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox Win Season Opener with Ups and Downs

A season opening win is always a good start, especially at home. There were many things we saw to confirm that the Sox are division contenders this year, but also a few points that need addressing by manager Robin Ventura and his coaching staff. Young Talent Breaking Loose The club showed off their power and ability, scoring five runs while scattering 11 hits. Amidst contributions...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman Makes Fun of Sammy Sosa’s Chalky White Face

Reds reliever Aroldis Chapman had a little fun at the expense of retired slugger Sammy Sosa and his increasingly ghastly appearance recently, posting a photo to his Instagram account of his face slathered in what appears to be shaving cream while getting a haircut, along with the caption “#chapmanswagg y no soy #sammy #sosa lol @hor danmvpbarber,” which is Spanish for “I am...
Via BlackSportsOnline
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman pokes fun at Sammy Sosa’s white face

Former MLB slugger Sammy Sosa has been looking ghastly for quite some time now. Sosa’s skin coloring change first became evident back in 2009, when speculation began to build that he was suffering from some sort of skin condition like the one Michael Jackson had. On Tuesday, Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman had a little […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman makes fun of Sammy Sosa by donning whiteface (photo)

Anybody who has seen images documenting the curious case of Sammy Sosa’s lightening complexion has enjoyed a chuckle or two about just how weird the former slugger looks now (his ill-conceived Pinterest page certainly was the pinnacle of the hilarity). Apparently, some big league baseball players have taken notice of the transformation, and perhaps for […] The post Aroldis Chapman...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Road to Opening Day: #21

The Cubs won another game, beating the Milwaukee Brewers at New Cubs Park on Sunday in a pretty thrilling game despite the fact that it’s still fake baseball.  Here’s the lineup against the Giants for Monday’s road game:   Cubs lineup MONDAY at Scottsdale vs. SF: — Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) March 10, 2014   Once more unto the breach, as we...
Via World Series Dreaming
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Bring Sammy Sosa Back to the Chicago Cubs. We’re Ready.

Chicago Sports News – Recently Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts hinted at the possibility of reaching out to former slugger Sammy Sosa in the future. Sammy left a bad taste in people’s mouths with his departure, but the time has passed. In the last few seasons a couple organizations have brought back players from the “steroid era” as coaches and people seem to be warm to the...
Via Sports Mockery
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

So When Will They Bring Sammy Sosa Back?

The news just came in from the Bay Area scribes that former Giant and should-be Hall of Famer Barry Bonds is going to be a special instructor for the San Francisco Giants during spring training.  I had a bit of fun with the #BondsInstructions hashtag along with the goofballs at Cespedes Family BBQ. By now, if you know me, you know how big of a Bonds fan I am and how his video game...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack McDowell says there are Hall of Famers that ‘everyone knows’ used PEDs

Every year, baseball writers huff and puff about not voting for the likes of Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, and Sammy Sosa because of their belief that they all used PEDs. In the writer’s mind, they are doing their baseball duty by keeping those juicers out of their pristine Hall of Fame. Despite all of the writer’s huffing and puffing and guarding the door to the Hall of Fame, former...
Via No Guts, No Glory
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

'I knew it was shady when Sammy Sosa hit 60 home runs'

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Via Larry Brown Sports
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Would Chicago Cubs Sammy Sosa Be Hall of Famer Without Steroids?

I know. This is ‘Merica, and you are innocent until proven guilty. Let’s just pretend, for the sake of argument, and common sense, that Sammy Sosa used steroids. Now, let’s try to answer the question, “Would Chicago Cubs Sammy Sosa Be Hall of Famer without steroids?” It’s easy to say, simply, no. Not a chance. However, a lot like Bonds, Sosa had numerous attributes and...
Via Sports Mockery
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers’ Rafael Palmeiro waves goodbye to Hall of Fame

The 2014 MLB Hall of Fame class was announced yesterday with Greg Maddux, John Smoltz, and Frank Thomas receiving enough votes to be inducted. One player on the ballot who did not receive enough votes was Texas Ranger’s former superstar Rafael Palmeiro. This was Palmeiro’s fourth appearance on the Hall of Fame ballot. His previous three appearances ended with 12.6 percent of...
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

On Sammy Sosa and the Hall Of Fame

I stopped giving a damn about the Hall of Fame years ago, save for one player. I wanted Ron Santo in the Hall Of Fame because I thought he deserved it, but also because I loved Ronnie so much and he wanted it so badly. I'm glad they finally called his name, despite the fact that they insultingly did it after he was dead. I used to care about career WAR and peaks and all the rest...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Should Sammy Sosa be in the Hall of Fame?

This question is certainly an interesting one, seeing as there is no right or wrong answer. While there are many people who believe that players who are suspected of using performance enhancing drugs do not belong in the Hall of Fame, I think that there are many other things to consider that are more important (I am not saying that I am okay with players using PEDs, but that is a...
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Sammy Sosa’s New $7.6 Million Golden Beach Home Has Koi Pond, Oceanfront Views (Photos)

What is Sammy Sosa up to these days, anyway? Well, aside from conditioning his skin so he looks like a vampire, making a rock-solid Pinterest page and failing to get into the Hall of Fame, he’s also buying Miami real estate. Sosa has purchased an oceanfront home in Golden Beach for $7.6 million, according to The two-story home, built in 1998 and sold for $6.4 million...
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

White-ish Sammy Sosa Had A White Party For His Birthday

Sammy Sosa turned 45 last week (Nov. 12), but the former Chicago Cubs’ outfielder didn’t have a chance to celebrate in style until…
Via Busted Coverage
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs: Prodigal son Sammy Sosa wants to come home to Wrigley

Sammy Sosa can't wait to re-emerge at Wrigley Field where he spent 13 years of his life putting on a show for the bleacher bums. What would it be like when he finally does step out onto the field? Will fans go wild like they did when he sprinted along the right-field warning track before each home game? In Sosa's head he envisions it like the prodigal son returning home...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Sammy Sosa 'cannot wait' to return to Wrigley Field someday

It's been six years since Sammy Sosa appeared in a Major League Baseball game. For the most part he has stayed away from the spotlight he used to love. But a decade after nearly making it to the World Series with the Cubs Sosa reflected on his legacy in a rare interview for “5 Outs” a Comcast SportsNet documentary looking back on the unforgettable 2003 season that will run...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Sammy Sosa is Delusional

By all accounts, Sammy Sosa should be a legend in Chicago, right? In 1998, he, along with fellow slugger Mark McGwire helped bring baseball back into the mainstream.  After the season, Sosa won the National League MVP award.  He represented the Chicago Cubs in all seven of his All-Star Game appearances and, of his 609 career home runs, 545 of them came while playing for...
Via Hall of Very Good
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Sammy Sosa is Still Looking Different. Again

Alright, this almost isn't funny anymore, but I'm going to try to remain supportive of whatever it is Sammy Sosa has going on.  It appears that the former big leaguer is still channeling the undead.  And, in the process...looking creepier and creepier.  But now, the zombie lookalike is not only trying to fool us with his skin color, but, well, now he's got blue...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Somehow, some way, Sammy Sosa’s appearance keeps getting freakier and freakier (pic)

GAH! The slowly regenerating (or degenerating — it’s hard to say) and constantly changing condition of former MLB slugger Sammy Sosa’s face has simultaneously horrified and amused the Internet for a long time, going on four years now, ever since disturbing yet fascinating photos like these began to surface. A few weeks ago, we marveled […]The post Somehow, some way, Sammy...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Sammy Sosa surfaces, creepy look still getting creepier

When we last saw Sammy Sosa, he was dazzling Panamanian TV with his bright, um, personality. Yesterday, a new photo of Sosa…
Via Busted Coverage
September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Woman poses next to what must be a Sammy Sosa wax scultpure … wait, what? (photo)

I’m not sure why this story is considered newsworthy, but a photo of a young woman posing next to a wax sculpture of former Chicago Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa is making its way around the Internet. Sure, Sosa’s ill-conceived Pinterest page was hilarious and warranted attention, but this pic? Strange. I have to say that […]The post Woman poses next to what must be a Sammy Sosa...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Sammy Sosa Prince of Darkness

I’m not sure what happen to Sammy Sosa, I’d like to think that this was from an audition for a Dracula play near his home, but it’s clearly not. H/T BlackSportsOnline for finding this gem The post Sammy Sosa Prince of Darkness appeared first on Overtime.
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September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

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