Monday, February 13, 2006

Slammin Sammy Could be Going, Going Gone!

There is nothing worse than a crushed ego and apparently there is nothing worse than playing major league baseball for the Washington Nationals. Because of this Sammy Sosa is considering hanging it up.

Sosa has not made a decision regarding the contract offer from Washington, which is a non-guaranteed, one-year pact for $500,000.

"Sammy wants to get to 600 home runs, but he's not willing to humiliate himself to keep playing. He feels that the lack of interest in his services this winter constitutes a humiliation," said a spokesperson for Sosa.

Sammy has not been the same player that he was during the 1998-2001 seasons when he hit 60 plus homeruns each of those seasons.

The MLB steroids scandal, injuries, and a corked bat have all led to the demise of Sammy Sosa. Every team in the majors has recognized it including Washington who initially only offered him a minor league contract.

"Sammy doesn't think of himself as someone who has to beg for a spot on a big league roster," said the source.