Cubs had a frustrating end to their home opener today. Maybe Sublime or Joefromchicago can give us a report.
This is his first year on the ballot and there appears to be no support for the former Cub slugger. Sosa finished his baseball career with 609 home runs (three seasons with 60 or more) and is eighth on the all-time list for that statistic. In the past few years, the players that are considered tainted by the steroids have been filtering into the list of possible candidates—none have made it. This year the list is peppered with several that have been implicated or are considered likely users of the performance enhancing drugs which includes the former Cub right fielder. In 2009, the New York Times reported that Sosa had a positive test in 2003. There was never an admission by him to confirm he had taken any drugs to help the Cub slugger become one of baseball's prolific home run hitters of his era—there were strong physical indicators he likely did. Couple the change of his body with his performance in front of Congress in 2005—remember he forgot he knew English, therefore sidestepping all questions—the conclusion by the media was Sosa "juiced".