Sammy’s 8-Game Suspension
Most of you already know, but Sammy Sosa received a 8 game suspension for using a corked bat in Tuesday nights game against Tampa Bay. He has already appealed the suspension. Thinking he should just accept his punishment and move on. Yeah it was a mistake, but he broke the rule. Thus he deserves to be punished. So what, none of his other bats turned up with cork in them. He had an obligation to himself, the fans, the CUBS, and everyone involved with Major League Baseball. Appealing the suspension only serves to keep headlines focused on this awful situation. Thinking he would be better off without that. Plus the greater damage was done to his reputation not his checkbook. It’s going to take many people, quite some time before they fully forgive him. Hopefully he learnt his lesson. Cheaters (even unintentional ones), never win.
Btw, picture at left was taken at Wrigley Field on Wednesday night after the big corking incident. Some fans booed when Sammy came up to bat, but most were pretty supportive.