Though I’m not quite sure who is defending the credibility of Sammy Sosa in 2012, the Huffington Post’s Michael Tomaso seems to think we needed a reminder the former was using something a little more powerful than Flintstones Vitamins. (link swiped from Repoz and Baseball Think Factory)
It remains to be seen whether Sammy Sosa gets into the Hall of Fame. Technically he was never officially found guilty of failing a steroids test. Just like Lance Armstrong.
The human need to be entertained is well understood. We all watch and read fiction stories. Sometimes we participate in the drama, like attending and cheering on professional wrestling. I remember my father taking me to see Hulk Hogan at the Rosemont Horizon facing off against Macho Man Randy Savage. I was too young to know it was fake, but the adults there knew and enjoyed the experience nonetheless.
The cheering at those wrestling matches reminds me so much of Cubs fan’s reaction when Sosa would come running out of the dugout sprinting towards right field before the start of each game. The fans cheered their hero on in approval.
It took professional wrestling some 80 years to finally admit it’s fake. How long will it take Sammy Sosa?