Cubs owner will welcome Sammy Sosa back when he comes clean


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Jeff Curry - USA Today Sports
Jeff Curry - USA Today Sports

The Chicago Cubs are currently having their fan-centric Cubs convention for the upcoming 2018 baseball season.

The event brings back past Cubs player for a fan meet and greet, but one notable great has been left off the invite list since his retirement in 2007 -- all-time Cubs great Sammy Sosa.

Despite having the most homers in Cubs history (545), Sosa has not been officially invited back to the Cubs organization for this event or any single game. Most of the Cubs reluctance to embrace Sosa is his constant denial that he used steroids or PEDS. Sosa needs to come clean about what transpired during his playing days.

A Cubs fan asked Cubs President Tom Rickets about the situation with Sosa and whether there will be a time that the organization will welcome him back to Chicago especially for his loyal fans.

"Players from that era owe us a little bit of honesty," Ricketts said on Saturday. "The only way to turn that page is to put everything on the table."

"I think we have to be sympathetic to that era ... but the players owe us some honesty too. I just think we need to put everything on the table and move forward full stop."

It appears that Sosa won't be invited back to Wrigley Field anytime soon until he admits that he took steroids during his playing days. I'm not sure that Sosa will ever admit that publicly so this might be a stalemate that lasts for some time. It's a confusing situation because the Cubs literally profited greatly from tickets sales at Wrigley Field when he was bashing homers during his monster years from 1998-2003. It appears the real losers in this situation will be Sosa's fans that would love a chance to see him don a Cubs jersey again and get an autograph.

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