Sammy Sosa has hit in all 10 of the exhibition games he has played in this spring - and I don’t know whether to laugh or cry about it. Is it bad for baseball or just another of the many ironies about the game? The Rangers have placed him on their 40-man roster. It wouldn’t surprise me if he made their opening day club. In my mind, Sosa is a bum along the same lines as Barry Bonds and Rafael Palmeiro. I found it telling how he suddenly couldn’t speak English before congress. And how he went from a skinny kid to the Incredible Hulk and magically started hitting home runs. I also consider him one of the all-time phony players. This could be totally unfair, but as far as I am concerned, Sosa’s is just big act. His teammates with the Cubs had issues with him and he was selfish. But he did hit 60 or more home runs in five straight seasons. He did have a strong following among the fans. And there is no definitive proof he took steroids. Maybe a return to form by Sosa would be good for baseball. Then again...probably not.
- Are you bothered Duke is already of the NCAA Tournament? Me neither. Sometimes Coach K and his pious attitude is a bit much.
- If the University of Michigan cares about basketball, then Tommy Amaker has coached his last game for the Wolverines.
- See where Kevin Curtis signed with Philadelphia. The Lions off season has been underwhelming, to say the least. They aren’t even good at setting up smoke screens. Matt Millen isn’t going to take Brady Quinn in the draft. Like he is fooling anybody.