Tag Archives: Sammy Sosa

Coming to terms with an incomplete Hall of Fame

I haven’t commented on the Hall of Fame election results from last week, and I wasn’t sure I would. But I’ve been reading about the vote totals, perusing others’ opinions — both those eligible to vote and those not — and mulling it over in my head lately. Today, I first had a thought that

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Still a fan of the summer of ’98

Mark McGwire at Wrigley Field, May 1, 1998 I graduated from college in 1998, so that was a special summer for me, too. I set up my spring semester schedule to only have classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. My friends and I popped champagne on our apartment balcony after our last finals. We caught a

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Surely some not-so-free agents

If money were no object, some team in baseball could potentially add nine future Hall of Famers to its roster this offseason, including what is obviously a baseball first: available sluggers who have reached the 700, 600, 500, 400 and 300 home-run plateaus. First, the possible — not all probable — Hall of Famers: Barry

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So long Sammy

Apparently for Sammy Sosa, the chance to reach 600 career home runs is not worth the “humiliation” of earning a roster spot in spring training or not being given a starting job. It’s been reported that Sosa is considering retiring rather than accepting the only contract offer he’s received this offseason, from the Washington Nationals.

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Juicy

I’ve wanted to stay away from commenting on this whole steroids issue. I’m not trying to ignore it and think that it will go away, because it clearly won’t. But I felt I didn’t have much to say that wasn’t already being thrown about, and that’s still probably the case. But on the heels of

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