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Cork wasn't alone in Sosa's 2003 diet

Posted on: June 16, 2009 11:45 pm

So Sammy Sosa tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003, according to the latest leak from Billboard's Hot 104 -- the anonymous list of players testing positive for PEDs during '03 that, in February, turned up Alex Rodriguez.

So maybe he was simply using the PED's "for batting practice -- just to put on a show for the fans. ... I like to make people happy and I do that in batting practice."

No, wait. That was what Sammy said in June, '03, after being caught using a corked bat during a Cubs-Tampa Bay game in what has turned out to be one of the most memorable moments Interleague Play has given us.

As years go, 2003 seems to be a particularly bad (and guilty) one for the man whose 66 home runs in 1998 never looked so small.

No telling what else will be uncovered about Sammy's Summer of '03. But I hope I'm on some deserted island when it happens, because the garbage just keeps rolling in with the tide where I'm at now.

Say it ain't So(sa)!

Truthfully, this falls into the "dog bites man" category of surprises. The summer of 1998 now looks like a failed romance with a girl so far out of your league that you feel stupid every time you look back. Mark McGwire doesn't want to talk about the past. And Sammy Sosa, with Monday's New York Times report, now is doomed by it.

Just another day at the ballpark.

A-Rod, Sosa ... drip, drip, drip.

Only 102 names left to be leaked.



Since: Apr 10, 2008
Posted on: June 18, 2009 12:06 pm

Illegal performance enhancing drugs in MLB

On Tuesday an annonomus source with knowledge of the test results identified to the media that Sammy Sosa tested positive for PED's in 2003.  Examine that statement for a minute.  Nowhere in that statement did it say that Sammy Sosa was using PED's.  Why is everybody automatically assuming that Sota did.  Is this guilt by association?  Is he guilty because he produced gr8 homerun numbers?  I am sick and tired of every time a story is released to the media judge, jury, trail, and sentence is passed before the ink dries.  Did Sosa use PED's?  Probably.  Can one single person prove it beyond a shadow of a doubt?  Not without the physical lab results.  Here is my take on the hole PED's situation.  since it was not illeagl to use PED's in MLB before 2005 all records should stand.if caught after 2005 using banded PED's or illeagal drugs your stats should not count. Period.  The drug testing policy is in place because the MLB players association wanted to show good faith in trying to clean up baseball.  I don't dnow if it is working or now.  Nobody outside of baseball really knows.  How many players are using doctored bats?  Who knows.  Only the player.  What is the difference between using PED's and using illegal equipment.  In my eyes nothing.  They are both cheaters.  They both give the player a illegal advantage. But let me make this point really clear.  PED's were not banned from baseball until 2005.  Any over the counter PED that was used was ok by law and by baseball.  If it was illegal they should(but won't) go to jail and there eligability for the HOF revoked.  So should Barry Bonds stats count?  Yes.  Prove what years he used illegal/banned PED and erase those stats and let the rest of his career stand on it's own merits.

Since: Apr 4, 2007
Posted on: June 18, 2009 10:02 am

Cork wasn't alone in Sosa's 2003 diet

I can't believe he thought he needed a PED and cork.He played in a hitters park.

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: June 18, 2009 6:41 am

Cork wasn't alone in Sosa's 2003 diet

Wow.  I forgot all about the corked bat. This guy probably wouldn't even be a major leaguer, or would be a bench player, if he had to juice up AND use a corked bat.

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: June 17, 2009 6:48 pm

Cork wasn't alone in Sosa's 2003 diet

You know those pompous fools are just itching for the free publicity they would get for dragging him up before a committee to determine whether he committed perjury before Congress.
You know I thought about that, and I believe that Sosa's quote was that he didnt use "illegal" PEDS

Which would make me wonder, since you could go to any GNC and buy Andro at that time, if that was what he was on

I mean, it wasnt "illegal" since it was available at the mall, just prohibited maybe by MLB?  Or actually maybe not even "prohibited" since MLB had no real policy for it?

Since: Mar 16, 2008
Posted on: June 17, 2009 6:02 pm

Cork wasn't alone in Sosa's 2003 diet

You know those pompous fools are just itching for the free publicity they would get for dragging him up before a committee to determine whether he committed perjury before Congress.

Since: May 13, 2007
Posted on: June 17, 2009 6:01 pm

Cork wasn't alone in Sosa's 2003 diet

We have to start somewhere as a whole.I call for BUD SELIG'S resignation.This man is a farce.He blindly stands around with everything that is happening.You look at his tenure and you have to say something.He even stopped the All Star game tied 8-8.Time to go Bud.Be a MAN for once and take some responsibility.

Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: June 17, 2009 5:04 pm

Cork wasn't alone in Sosa's 2003 diet

It doesn't matter that the news was leaked legally or illegally,  Sosa still lied to a Congressional Sub-Committee.

Since: Jul 21, 2007
Posted on: June 17, 2009 3:23 pm

Cork wasn't alone in Sosa's 2003 diet

I'm curious how Bud Selig stays clear of all of this. The idea that confidential names are getting leaked is troubling. Who is the snitch? I'm not condoning the steroid users in any way, but there are other issues in MLB such as protecting the right of privacy.

Since: Apr 24, 2007
Posted on: June 17, 2009 2:06 pm

Cork wasn't alone in Sosa's 2003 diet

It makess me sick that people like Sosa, a liar, can hide behind the anonymous testing and proclaim to the world that he didn't use PED's.  Maybe if he had the honesty to admit his mostake tna move on, but to keep lying is just a slap in the face of honest, hard working people.  The same goes for McGuire and Clemens.  Both are cheaters and liars and should never be allowed in the hall of fame.  The easiest test to see if someone is hall worthy is to take away the effect that the PED's would have enhanced, like the homeruns for McGuire and Sosa, the longevity for Clemens and would they still be hall of famers?  McGuire and Sosa were not great defensively, didn't hit for a high average and couldn't steal bases for the majority of their careers, so their HOF credentials are based allmost soley on their homerun r=totals.  Bonds has a case that he would have been a hall of fame player regardless of whether he hit only 250 homeruns in his career.

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: June 17, 2009 1:25 pm

Amazed no proof came up yet

Sammy is NOT a smart guy at all, and not capable of staying under the radar on this when plenty of other guys had gotten outed.  Lots of people have attempted to find proof that he was a juicer.  He was never mentioned in the mitchel report, and no other players have ever mentioned seeing or hearing of him juicing.  How the heck has it taken this long for any REAL proof to come forward?  Before it was just lots of idiots saying stuff like "Look at him in 1992, then look at him in 1998, OMG an impoverished kid from the Dominican put on weight lol."

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