Over the last decade, there has been an obvious disconnect between the Chicago Cubs and Sammy Sosa. After Sosa’s infamous incident to end the 2004 season and being traded before 2005, the Cubs haven’t spoken nor did anything else that involves Sosa. It sounds like Cubs owner Tom Ricketts may be considering fixing the icy relationship between the team and Sosa though. I’m not a huge fan of the idea but Sosa is a huge part of Cubs history in the late-90s into the 21st century.
Yes, Sosa brought a lot of people back to Major League Baseball along with Mark McGwire in 1998 with their home run chase. Sosa did hit 60 home runs in three different seasons as well and while the lingering effects of the steroid era continue to affect Sosa, I don’t see any reason why the Cubs shouldn’t at least make the relationship tolerable. If Ricketts want to bring Sosa back to one of the Cubs Conventions, that is his decision. I don’t like the way Sosa went out though leaving in the middle of the last game.
There have been very few people who have heard much from Sosa since he retired in 2007 but the time appears to be coming for Sosa to come back into the limelight. I’m sure that will be a very weird and different experience for everyone if and when that happens but it may be time for it. I may be in the minority about this and that is fine but there are a lot of fans who want to see Sosa back involved with the Cubs.
Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports or like his Facebook page.