Chicago Cubs: The Sammy Sosa saga has no end in sight

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SCOTTSDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 27: Barry Bonds #25 of the San Francisco Giants talks with Sammy Sosa #21 of the Chicago Cubs before a spring training game on February 27, 2003 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The game was rained out. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
SCOTTSDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 27: Barry Bonds #25 of the San Francisco Giants talks with Sammy Sosa #21 of the Chicago Cubs before a spring training game on February 27, 2003 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The game was rained out. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images) /
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The Broken Relationship With The Cubs

Sammy Sosa is one of the greatest players in the long, storied history of the Chicago Cubs and should be rewarded for his accomplishments. Sadly, that couldn’t be farther from taking place – at least at this time.

Sosa made it very well known that he hasn’t set foot in the city of Chicago since playing his final game in a Cubs uniform back at the end of the 2004 season.

Despite it all, It is sad in my eyes to see Sosa excluded as part of the organization he put on his shoulders for so many years – at least in some capacity.

It is hard to tell what the true issue is between the two sides. But if I had to take a guess it is the Cubs ownership waiting to see if Sosa will come out and tell the truth and by “truth,” I mean the entire truth. I don’t think it will happen for the foreseeable feature. Maybe ever.

Sammy and I

I’ve been writing about the Cubs and baseball for quite a while now, and this has been without a doubt the most difficult and most emotional I’ve ever gotten while writing. As a kid, I looked up to Sammy Sosa. I use to imitate everything he did, and I was heartbroken when Chicago dealt Sosa  to Baltimore.

As I’ve gotten older and gotten a better understanding of the game, I know why the Cubs did what they did what they did and why they are standing firm with their opinions, but it’s still painful to watch.

I wish Sammy would just come clean and give the whole truth, but he has always stood by what he has said in both the past and know the present that he won’t change it.

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Regardless of where things stand, we still have the countless memories Sammy Sosa gave to baseball. And, at least for now, that’s all we have. He has all but disappeared from the game and he doesn’t seem likely to return anytime soon.

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