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Sammy Sosa wasn’t invited to Wrigley Field’s 100th birthday

Apr 23, 2014, 3:01 PM EDT

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Wrigley Field in Chicago is celebrating its 100th birthday today with a lot of hoopla, including a Cubs-Diamondbacks throwback game, a 400-pound cake, and a whole bunch of former players in attendance.

Sammy Sosa is not among them, because the Cubs didn’t bother to invite him. Obviously it’s easy to figure out why they’d rather just sweep Sosa and his time with the team under the rug, but it still seems awfully sketchy to actually do so considering how great he was at Wrigley Field.

Sosa played 917 career games at Wrigley Field and hit .289 with 293 homers and a .960 OPS there.

I’m sure plenty of people disagree, but I absolutely think the Cubs should have invited Sosa and I’d have bet an awful lot of money–or at least, say, Calcaterra’s house–that the Wrigley Field crowd would have given him a huge ovation.

  1. nastyn8770 - Apr 23, 2014 at 11:36 PM

    Sometimes I’m disappointed to be a cubs fan solely because of the things that come out of other so called “cubs fans” mouths. Chicago has no reason to be mad at Sosa. He led us to any and ALL success we’ve had in recent years. He left early the last game of the season when we were going NOWHERE! So what! And if you are hung up on the PED situation then I say you a complete fool if you think that he and the handful of players that had to testify before congress were the only ones using. Show the man some respect. He is a LEGEND in the franchise. Completely disappointed that we missed a once in a lifetime opportunity to bring him back in to the fold in a classy way on our 100th anniversary. More disappointed in the way our fans have treated Sammy since he left Chicago. Shame on all you haters.

  2. nastyn8770 - Apr 23, 2014 at 11:40 PM

    Revenge is a dish best served cold. Good on you Sammy.

  3. Minoring In Baseball - Apr 24, 2014 at 2:02 AM

    I think Sosa still means a lot to the Cubs and the fans. No reason they couldn’t bury the hatchet and have him back on a special day. Everyone has an opinion, but he did a lot for the Cubs and baseball in the 1998 race, and many of us were rooting for him against Big Mac.

  4. imthaschmidt - Apr 24, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Look i know he cheated but to us millennials this guy is still a monster. If i started taking steroids i couldn’t hit a ball out of a major league park if i tried, these guys still have a natural talent that other people don’t have, he brought lots of money to the Chicago Cubs and for them to do him like this is just…tragic.

  5. maldenmo - Apr 24, 2014 at 10:14 PM

    Chicago Cub + Great HR Hitter/Outfielder + Player who everyone Respected and Loved = ANDRE DAWSON!

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