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cheeses_h_rice
08-12-2002, 05:02 PM
Believe it or not, PHIL ROGERS wrote this slam piece on Senor Nandralone on ESPN.com today.:

Spotlight: Sammy Sosa
Some star players hold themselves accountable for their teams' performances. Most self-centered ones try to distance themselves when things go bad.

You don't need a decoder ring to know which camp Sosa belongs in.

After chiding management for not surrounding him with more talent, Sosa said he might just walk away as a free agent after 2003 by failing to exercise a mutual option for the last two years of the four-year extension he signed in March, 2001. He says he's tired of having his big years wasted.

Of course, this is the same Sosa who lobbied hard for the addition of Moises Alou, proclaimed this as a great team in spring training and then failed to come through time and time again in April and May, when a 13-27 start robbed the rest of the season of its essential meaningfulness.

Well, meaningless for most, but not Sosa. In vintage form, he is killing the ball now that it matters only to rotisserie heads . His four-homer, 14-RBI onslaught on Saturday and Sunday at Coors Field was so Sammy.

Sosa is leading the league in homers (39) and runs (95) and has moved near Lance Berkman's lead in RBI (89). He's even got his average with runners in scoring position up to .293 (it was barely over .200 two months ago ). His team is in fifth place, but don't blame that on him.


Suh-lammmm!!!

hold2dibber
08-12-2002, 05:13 PM
Rick Morrissey also ripped Sammy in the Trib today, on largely the same theme (i.e., Sammy only cares about himself and his stats, not about winning). For those conspiracy theorists out there, consider the possibility that the Tribune Co. believes Sammy truly wants out or that it no longer wants Sammy around, and is having its minions turn against him to help pave his way out. Hhhmm. . . .

Dadawg_77
08-12-2002, 05:14 PM
Originally posted by hold2dibber
Rick Morrissey also ripped Sammy in the Trib today, on largely the same theme (i.e., Sammy only cares about himself and his stats, not about winning). For those conspiracy theorists out there, consider the possibility that the Tribune Co. believes Sammy truly wants out or that it no longer wants Sammy around, and is having its minions turn against him to help pave his way out. Hhhmm. . . .


That was my first thought

Randar68
08-12-2002, 05:20 PM
Originally posted by hold2dibber
Rick Morrissey also ripped Sammy in the Trib today, on largely the same theme (i.e., Sammy only cares about himself and his stats, not about winning). For those conspiracy theorists out there, consider the possibility that the Tribune Co. believes Sammy truly wants out or that it no longer wants Sammy around, and is having its minions turn against him to help pave his way out. Hhhmm. . . .

The Trib ripped Sammy every which way when they were trying to deal him and he was trying to talk his way out of town before this very extension was signed. The day he signed it, everything went back to blissful ignorance and the generic ass-kissing job all the folks at the Cubune do.

LongDistanceFan
08-12-2002, 06:09 PM
Originally posted by Randar68


The Trib ripped Sammy every which way when they were trying to deal him and he was trying to talk his way out of town before this very extension was signed. The day he signed it, everything went back to blissful ignorance and the generic ass-kissing job all the folks at the Cubune do.

maybe someone would mysteriously find some hair samplings of his to test. ahhh that would be great.

viagracat
08-12-2002, 09:26 PM
Yes, that sorry-ass sack of steroids doesn't have a World Series ring. You know what? He never will. He's such a distraction in the clubhouse no team he'll ever be with will get it together enough to win. Hey, maybe he'll go to the Yankees in 2004. Sox might have a chance of getting past them then. In the meantime, go amuse the mental midgets who inhabit Wrigley, Sam-me.

RKMeibalane
08-13-2002, 11:33 AM
I won't shed any tears when Sosa leaves Chicago, and the rest of the country sees what an ******* he really is. What is particularly amusing about these two articles is the irony that surrounds them. Four weeks ago, every paper in Chicago ripped Frank Thomas after he showed up late for batting practice and stretching. It's nice to see Sosa FINALLY getting the same treatment, because he is a far more selfish player than Frank Thomas.

Cheryl
08-13-2002, 12:17 PM
Shills at the Trib going after SamMe. Maybe the owners of the Cubs have decided to get rid of him.

What would be really great would be if no other team picked him up.

CubKilla
08-13-2002, 12:28 PM
Originally posted by Cheryl
Shills at the Trib going after SamMe. Maybe the owners of the Cubs have decided to get rid of him.

What would be really great would be if no other team picked him up.

ShamME's PR people would spin it that ShamME loves the Cub fans and Chicago so much that there was no way he could leave and it is going to be his destiny to lead the sCrUBS to the WS.

However, this article and a few others this week beg the question..... Why the sudden ShamME backlash? I mean, ShamME having diarrhea of the mouth is nothing new. He's said stupid things before..... like the Cubs were going to go to the WS this year. Why is the media JUST NOW starting to report about the REAL ShamME?

DVG
08-14-2002, 03:00 PM
Originally posted by CubKilla


. Why is the media JUST NOW starting to report about the REAL ShamME?


Because Frank Thomas hasn't said anything in the past few
weeks. They're bored.