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.