News Flash: Sosa Used PEDs

Nope, thats Sammy Sosa, not an 8-year old girl.

Nope, that's Sammy Sosa, not an 8-year old girl.

According to a report on the New York Times website, former major league hitter Sammy Sosa tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug back in 2003. Apparently Sosa is one of the infamous 104 players who tested positive on an “anonymous” survey in ’03.

Really is anybody shocked by this? Because if you are, you are a bit delusional and I have some magic beans to sell you. Any one who collected baseball cards in the early 90’s knows how Sosa looked in his 1990 rookie cards and then how he looked shortly after that. Now I would in no way, shape or form accuse someone of taking PEDs without some evidence (I think writers everywhere learned that lesson with the whole Raul Ibanez ordeal), but I think this one was pretty obvious.

Bottom line is these weren’t banned in baseball back then so tons of people used them. It’s a fact. Just like people are still using them now even though they are illegal in baseball and, oh yeah, ILLEGAL IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

I think it’s funny how that part gets overlooked all the time.

Matthew Whipps is a writer for Baseball Daily Digest and co-writes the new blog The Minnesota Sports Guys. If you would like to contact him via email you can reach him at whipps15[at]


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