Cubs from past seasons are going to come out of the ivy this weekend as Wrigley Field hosts its first World Series games since 1945.
But it doesn’t seem like Sammy Sosa will be one of the Cubs alumni inside the friendly confines.
“What about Sammy Sosa?” he asked the Wall Street Journal.
Sosa was the only Cub worth watching through the 1990s, his home run race with Mark McGwire captivating the fanbase before those three pesky letters — PED — popped up.
Sosa hasn’t been, and probably won’t be, included in any Cubs festivities this postseason. The Journal reports that while the Fall Classic winds to a close he’ll be in Paris scoping out real estate.
“I haven’t done anything wrong,” said Sosa, whose name showed up on a 2009 report outing players who tested positive for PEDs in 2003, MLB’s survey testing year.
“I played almost 13 years in Chciago and the only thing I did was play good, play hard and give everything I had for the fans,” Sosa told the Journal. “If they don’t respect that, if that’s not good enough, hey, so be it.”
It doesn’t sound like tickets will be at the will call window for the 47-year-old.
“Right now, our focus is on baseball and winning the World Series,” a Cubs spokesman responded to the paper’s questions about Sosa.
Hall of Famer Billy Williams will throw out the ceremonial first pitch Friday in Chicago and Bill Murray will sing “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” during the seventh-inning stretch.
Source: NY Daily News Headlines Sports News