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3.16.2007

Geriatric Bobblehead Night

After learning that he had made the Texas Rangers' 40-man roster, Sammy Sosa smoked a solo shot that damn near sailed onto the street beyond left field at Tucson Electric Park.

Sosa, who sits at fifth on the career home runs list, is officially a big leaguer again. The move all but assures the right-handed slugger of making the Opening Day 25-man roster, unless he breaks a hip.

Sosa's longball came on a 1-0 pitch from Arizona Diamondbacks righty Edgar Gonzalez - his third in 10 exhibition games. He struck out in his other two at-bats, but is hitting .452 with seven RBIs so far this spring. Sosa, 39, is a career .247 .274 hitter, just 12 swings away from 600 career home runs.

He may have made the team because he's good enough. He may have made it because it will boost ticket sales like you would not believe. After a whole year away from the game, we'll see.

[Reuters]

8 comments:

Yomanimus said...

He would have been a .247 hitter if he'd never cheated. However, he did, so his current BA is .274.

Sooze said...

Stupdi Dyslexai.

Just kidding. I can only blame that typo on the blinding anticipation of seeing Sammy Sosa play baseball again. Not really, though.

ian said...

i wonder if he'll test positive.....

MCBias said...

I like the site's new look, overall :-) But maybe a touch less bright shade of blue? Otherwise, great.

Sooze said...

Yeah, that was insanely bright.

Bob said...

Is 39 old now? You young whipper snappers.

Bassmaster said...

I give him until June to seriously hurt himself. Maybe not break a hip, but straining his groin sounds more realistic.

Megs said...

Doing what exactly, bassmaster? Wait. don't answer that.