Sammy Sosa: Do You Think the Baseball Legend Should Be Brought Back Into the Cubs Family? by Mike Prochaska
I'm on the fence about Sammy Sosa being brought back into the Cubs family because I have zero sympathy for any athlete who uses performance-enhancing drugs. But I am a lifelong Cubs fan and know how great the numbers are that Sosa put up.
He did lift up Major League Baseball when they needed it. The Sammy Sosa vs. McGwire battle for most home runs, to beat Roger Maris' home-run record of 61, saved baseball, in my opinion, and brought interest back to fans after the baseball strike. I think the Cubs should welcome him back to Wrigley because he will always be a fan favorite. I believe that Sosa made hundreds of people interested in baseball and myself into a Cubs fans. I still remember how he would entertain the fans as he would run out onto the field doing his signature wave and finger kiss.
I would not vote him into the Hall of Fame. Considering Sosa's PED usage and the bad message that sends to kids I don't think Sosa, McGwire, Bonds, etc., should ever be voted in. I do still think the Cubs organization needs closure with the Sosa issue and should welcome him back with a simple gesture of forgiveness considering all he did for the organization.
In my opinion, even though Sosa made mistakes, he should be invited back to the Cubs organization like other great legends have been.
What do you think?
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