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Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Even Chicago Says No Hall For Sosa

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Here’s to you, Chicago. Many towns may still celebrate their cheaters (See St. Louis, Mark McGwire), but according to a Chicago Tribune poll, Chicagoans are truthers. I love it.

Sammy Sosa Poll

Good job, Chicago.

  • http://notqualifiedtocomment.com Stormin Norman

    Hmmm….you have to think White Sox fans might be influencing this poll a bit…

  • dhaab

    What Stormin said.

    Also, I have to comment on the way this town SO quickly turned on Sosa at the end of his career. Sammy was adored in Chicago when he was bombing 50 dingers a year, but almost immediately when his numbers started to drop, Cubs fans dropped him like a 3 dollar bill. As a semi-neutral observer, it was pretty ridiculous to me.

  • http://www.cubscast.com Lou

    Good point, Stormin. Sammy does deserve to be in the Hall in my opinion. I don’t see this controversy dying down anytime soon.

    I’m with Lou Piniella — if anyone is going to break stories based on information from people that have seen this mystery list, they should have to release all the names on the list.

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    Yes only WSox fans visit the Trib, a traditionally Cubs newspaper.

    As for Sammy, people turned on him because he became a cheater that became bigger than the team. Unlike St. Louis fans, who still bow at the altar of McGwire.

  • dhaab

    He became a cheater? Why, because he had cork in his bat? LOL
    What a lame excuse. The ONLY reason fans turned on Sosa was because his offensive numbers went down. They put up with all of his crap just fine when he was putting up monster numbers year after year.

  • Schmidty

    I disagree Dhaab…REAL Cubs fans didn’t respect Sosa because enough folks knew he thought he was bigger than the team. I’ll agree that the beer-swilling shirtless bleacher fans who didn’t ever even watch the game worshipped him (and yes, there are way too many of these people around), but once the steroid rumors started coming out for a lot of players, folks started jumping off his bandwagon. The cork event and 2004 walkout just put icing on the cake.

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    and the Manny Alexander car/roids thing…I;m not going to rehash everything but it became clear what the deal was. No one believed his stupid cork story.

  • http://paneech.com paneech

    good post Zoner, comical how he proclaimed his innocence a week or so ago when he decided to mention he will be officially retiring soon…

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