Chicago Cubs: Should the team welcome Sammy Sosa back?

Chicago Cubs, Sammy Sosa AFP PHOTO/John G. MABANGLO (Photo by JOHN G. MABANGLO / AFP) (Photo credit should read JOHN G. MABANGLO/AFP via Getty Images)
Chicago Cubs, Sammy Sosa AFP PHOTO/John G. MABANGLO (Photo by JOHN G. MABANGLO / AFP) (Photo credit should read JOHN G. MABANGLO/AFP via Getty Images) /
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Chicago Cubs: More writers weigh in

Jim Guzior: Sammy Sosa is nothing, if not a Chicago Cub.

If there’s one thing that we’re learning in the “new normal,” it’s certainly that life is too short. To my knowledge, at this time, Sammy Sosa has never admitted to anyone, including Congress, that he took anything illegal. So why not welcome a part of the Cubs legacy back into the fold? Sosa is part of Cubs history and a part of all of us who watched and cheered for him. There has been nothing conclusive proven about Sosa that would change that. Sosa is really nothing, if not a Chicago Cub.

Jake Misener: There’s no question – it’s time the Chicago Cubs and Sammy Sosa bury the hatchet (and not in each other’s backs). For more than a decade, Sosa filled Wrigley Field and the surrounding streets with Cubs faithful, clamoring to see history. Even before his 1998 National League MVP season, this was a guy who was one of the most prodigious offensive threats in the game. He played an indelible role in Cubs’ history and it’s time the organization respects and accepts that.

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Nicholas D. Blazek: It’s no secret, I don’t want Sosa back. Even if we were captivated by it, I can’t do it. I’ll admit, he saved the game of baseball. Him and Mark McGwire. But he and McGwire are on my ‘Do not vote for the Hall of Fame.’ I appreciate what he did, I do. But I can’t do it.