Over the past twenty years steroids have been a big problem in the MLB. Being a Cubs fan for over 18 years it is something hard to grasp onto. Looking back at the seasons in the past you can see how Sammy Sosa carried the Cubs over and over with his deep ball power. From 1993 to 2003 Sammy hit over thirty homer's in each of the seasons. Including his sixty homer's in 98,99, and 01. This gave us the fans excitement too watch every game in those seasons.
Throughout those seasons there were many rumors of Sosa and many others taking a performing enhancing drug, HGH. This was the question of the decade everyone was looking for. Could those ten years for the Cubs really just be fake and cheating on the Cubs part? Sosa tested positive for steroids in 2003 and ever since then his numbers plummeted too the ground. And not only was Sammy using steroids to cheat his way to the top, on June 3, 2003 he was caught using a corked bat. Was this because Sammy's steroids were wearing off and he needed something else to boost his home run power.
Earlier in the year there were talks about Sammy and the other steroid users like Bonds, and Clemons being inducted into the Hall of Fame. Most of the Hall of Fame inductees spoke up and agreed that they didn't want the cheaters into their club. Will Sammy ever reach the Hall of Fame? Since Sammy was one of my favorite players when growing up this was hard to take. With all of the controversy and talks, this ruins the reputation and stats for Sammy. Even though I am a giant Cubs fan I do agree that players such a Sammy should not be inducted into Cooperstown. How do you feel about this? Please leave a comment below and tell me what you think!
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