Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sammy Sosa

Sammy Sosa announced his retirement yesterday, ending a career that was shrouded in doubt.
Sosa, who along with Mark McGwire had a legendary chase for the all-time home run record of 61 in 1998, heard the whispers about his steroid use and decided he didn't want to do more damage to his already shaky reputation.
Along with the whispers of his steroid use, Sosa was also caught using a corked bat in a game against Tampa Bay early on this decade.
Sosa is basically the poster boy of the steroid era, along with McGwire and Barry Bonds.
Will Sosa eventually make the hall of fame? He does have over 600 home runs and there's no doubt that he was a popular player in his better years.
Should hall of fame voters be swayed by a player's personal history? Sosa never failed a drug test, so should he be penalized because of doubt?

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