For like the third time this year, former Cubs star Sammy Sosa has addressed the Addams Family vibe associated with his bizarre skin transformation. In February Sosa got in a jacuzzi with Raul De Molina and admitted his skin cream exists, and in May he told NBC Sports Chicago that he doesn’t listen to the “devils” who criticize him because he doesn’t need negativity in his life.
Slammin’ once again hammered home that he doesn’t care for the critics out there in a profile with Sports Illustrated:
“Look at what I am today,” he says, motioning a hand toward the opulence around him. “This is my life, and I don’t take garbage from nobody. I do whatever I want.”
Basically there’s nothing new to report on this front other than the people talking **** about Sammy (us and everyone else) have real estate in his head. Sammy’s oldest son, Sammy Jr., says he and his father don’t touch the topic, but believes “he feels a certain way” about it:
Junior also doesn’t discuss with his dad the things people say online. Sosa’s appearance has changed, the result of a skin cream that he years ago began applying daily. “It doesn’t affect him, but I’m sure he feels a certain way,” Junior says. “Like, ‘Man, I gave so many years and so much hard work for you guys, and now you want to undermine all that because of some decisions I’m making—some personal decisions that don’t affect you at all?’”
What’s up with Sammy beyond his skin color? Per SI, he has business all over the world in oil, stormproof housing, beverages and hospitality, and real estate. You can read all about his post-baseball life by clicking here.