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Sosa cheated, but don't look down upon him

While Sammy Sosa cheated in using a corked bat, don't look at him in a bad light.

Originally Published: June 4, 2003
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

I have to admit, I'm a bit puzzled by all the hullabaloo surrounding Sammy Sosa, who's not anything like the first player to cork his bat, nor the last.

But it's become a huge story, and before things go any further I think we have to ask two questions:

1. Should this change our opinion of Sammy Sosa, the baseball player?

2. Should this change our opinion of Sammy Sosa, the man?

Those are wholly separate questions, or at least they should be. Joe DiMaggio and Mickey ...

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