Thursday, June 21, 2007
Sammy Sosa hit his 600th home run last night against his former team, the Chicago Cubs. It has to be seen as a bittersweet accomplishment, at best. While his former teammates professed their happiness and respect for him before the game, it is the respect of fans that he may never regain. While he is not alone among active and retired sluggers tainted by steroid use allegations, he seems to care more than any of them about his place in history. 600 home runs is quite a feat, with or without the drugs but other than Barry Bonds, who is loved by no one, he is the only other player to join that list who is under suspicion.