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Sammy Sosa talks to HBT’s automated Twitter account

Jan 18, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

HardballTalk has an automated Twitter account (@HardballTalk) that tweets out a link to every article we post throughout the day.

And apparently it caught the eye of Sammy Sosa, because after recently assuring everyone that @TheRealMr609 is indeed his actual Twitter account he replied to the HBT feed:


Isn’t the internet amazing?

  1. The Dangerous Mabry - Jan 18, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    You’ve got to set up ELIZA or something similar on the account, and see how long we can get him talking to it.

  2. darthicarus - Jan 18, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    Just because it doesn’t respond doesn’t mean it’s not real…and everything is real to Sammy.

    • tfbuckfutter - Jan 18, 2013 at 4:49 PM

      Clumsy Dante Bichette. Always falling down.

    • ch0psuey - Jan 19, 2013 at 12:12 PM

      “Izz Sooo Reaall”

  3. fmlizard - Jan 18, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    At least now that the baseball career is wound up, Sammy can focus on his burgeoning career as a “multi-cultural” stock photography model for wireless companies.

    • historiophiliac - Jan 18, 2013 at 4:25 PM

      C’mon. That sweater says: “Trust me.” That pic could sell a thousand time-shares.

  4. husky2score - Jan 18, 2013 at 4:24 PM

    My goodness how did Sosa end up playing for the Orioles again?

    • ireportyoudecide - Jan 18, 2013 at 4:33 PM

      609 HR’s, career .273/.344/.534 One of of the top players of all time. I don’t get the question.

      • deadeyedesign23 - Jan 18, 2013 at 5:53 PM

        I don’t get why you’re so incredulous. He was 36 years old, coming off a 1 (r)WAR season and had a -1.2 WAR season with the Orioles. Griffey is one of the greatest players of all time too, but what he did when he was 27 has nothing to do with what he would do when he was 36.

      • dan1111 - Jan 19, 2013 at 9:11 AM

        @deadeyedesign, in the season before going to the O’s, Sosa had a 114 OPS+ and hit 35 home runs in only 126 games. Yes, his stats had been declining for a few years running, but he hardly looked washed up. The Orioles traded for him with some marginal prospects, the Cubs ate a big chunk of his salary, and Sosa even agreed to give up his guaranteed contract for 2006.

        It seemed like a reasonable move by the Orioles, and certainly they could not have expected how badly he played for them.

  5. cur68 - Jan 18, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    I wonder who gives him fashion advice? The one thing any self aware perma-tanned person learns is not to wear yellow. You’ll either look like a bee or look like you have liver trouble. Sammy needs to fire his fashion consultant or do something about being jaundiced (or possibly both).

    • paperlions - Jan 18, 2013 at 4:51 PM

      Plus he has a little Eddie Munster action going on, he picked a horrible color of makeup to try to cover up his vampirism.

      • cur68 - Jan 18, 2013 at 4:54 PM

        Not only that, he’s not obeying the rules for covering up vempiristic tendencies. Everyone who knows anything about Vampires knows that they spell their names backwards to disguise their TRUE identities on all correspondence.

        “Ymmas Asos” is how this should be done. Bloody typical of Sosa (or Asos): can’t obey the rules.

      • historiophiliac - Jan 18, 2013 at 5:42 PM

        Oh, stop agreeing with each other.

      • paperlions - Jan 18, 2013 at 5:45 PM


    • El Bravo - Jan 18, 2013 at 4:56 PM

      cur, this is the truest thing you ever done said.

    • historiophiliac - Jan 18, 2013 at 5:24 PM

      Dude, it isn’t “yellow” — it’s “ochre,” you peon. Adjust your monocle. And, at least he wears a shirt…unlike some people who got us kicked out of a reputable online establishment recently. No class.

      • cur68 - Jan 18, 2013 at 5:36 PM

        Whaddya mean “ochre”? No self respecting Y-chromasome carrying male calls anything “Ochre” (unless we’re drunk and agreeing to something but preparing a stunning rejoinder. As is in “oh yeah! OH YEAH? Well, OK-er butchoorSTILL wearin’ yella!”).

        And anyhow, the barkeep at that reputable online establishment was just jealous because I’m in BSOML and he isn’t.

      • Old Gator - Jan 19, 2013 at 11:14 AM

        One Y chromosome alone won’t do it, pal. It’s two or wuss out.

  6. smoochytherhino - Jan 18, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    I thought this guy couldn’t speak english?

    • El Bravo - Jan 18, 2013 at 4:57 PM


  7. mrsandusky - Jan 18, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    I wondering if he’ll respond to the tweet about this story

  8. stlouis1baseball - Jan 18, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    Base-a-balls bin bear-dee bear-dee goot to me.

    • historiophiliac - Jan 18, 2013 at 5:25 PM


  9. koufaxmitzvah - Jan 18, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    “Isn’t the internet amazing?”

    It’s still the universe’s largest stash of porn.

  10. weaselpuppy - Jan 18, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    He looks like the lovechild of Michael Jackson and the Incredible Hulk, wearing Sinestro’s yellow ring of fear

  11. kindasporty - Jan 18, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    This is the beginning of a long relationship filled with love and sorrow that ends with Sammy finding out that the HardballTalk Twitter account is not a real person.

    • historiophiliac - Jan 18, 2013 at 11:23 PM

      He’s only doing it to bolster his narrative to get into the HoF.

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