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Sosa Tested Positive for Steroids in 2003

In another not-so-shocking report, Sammy Sosa – the man who hit more than 600 career home runs, spent more than 10 years in the league then forgot most of his English while testifying before congress – tested positive for steroids in 2003.

The now infamous list of players who tested positive in 2003 – the first year of mandatory drug testing – now claims A-Rod and Sosa as it’s two most high profile victims, even though the list was never supposed to be leaked.

Sosa, 40, was part of the great home run chase of 1998 with Mark McGwire. Sosa finished that season with 66 home runs and amassed 609 career homers. He retired earlier this spring.

My Take: Not a shock, these sluggers from the steroid era just keep dropping like flies. Sosa also had the corked bat incident, so you knew this guy had something fuzzy going on to begin with.

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6 comments for “Sosa Tested Positive for Steroids in 2003”

  1. Not that unexpected, but another superstar who won’t be in the Hall of Fame…very sad times for baseball, but the drug testing program is the way to go and these incidents keep proving that it works. Anyone think he’ll get called back in front of Congress? He essentially perjured himself after all and you know how they love to get on TV!

    Posted by Mike | June 16, 2009, 5:22 pm
  2. Eventually, we will know every big name on that 2003 list. I’m itching to know…but is any name really a surprise anymore?

    Posted by KC | June 16, 2009, 5:28 pm
  3. We most certainly will, which the union will hate because they only agreed to the survey testing if it was anonymous, but all 104 names will “leak”. Anyone with any shred of integrity should get out in front of it and be contrite. McGwire’s biggest issue, and Sosa’s now, is the Congress testimony.

    Posted by Mike | June 16, 2009, 7:10 pm
  4. Definitely a no-brainer here. Hey that corked bat was just for BP I swear….

    Clearly the cork wasn’t enough for Sosa, he needed the extra juice to compete…what a fraud and such a fan favorite. When is his public apology coming? Is he going to blame it on that “loosey-goosey era” like Arod?

    Posted by Chris | June 16, 2009, 9:11 pm
  5. I can’t wait until Pujols is busted.

    …and Ryan Howard

    Posted by Pete | June 17, 2009, 4:56 pm
  6. Roger and Bonds were HOFer’s before the juice.

    Sosa was a third OF before the juice, and a legend with it. He was manufactured (like Palmiero) by steroids. If I had a vote, no way would I put him in…

    Posted by KC | June 17, 2009, 5:59 pm

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