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|In an interview with ESPN's Pedro Gomez, Sammy Sosa discusses his future and whether Mark McGwire should make the Hall of Fame. Watch the entire interview, which first aired Sunday on Outside the Lines and then on SportsCenter.|
"The reason why I have an interpreter is because I'm not from United States, I'm from Dominican Republic," Sosa said. "For myself to go out there and get up in front of the jury, I had to be very well known what I'm gonna say -- that's another part that people don't know."I speak the language because I just learned it on the street. I never went to school here in America to learn the language very well, so no question when you gonna go to a jury like that, you're not gonna go the war without bullets. You have to have somebody to represent you that's there or everywhere you go." Despite the questions surrounding Sosa's character, he is ready to get back into baseball. "Well, we're speaking with my agent seeing what's going on. I'm letting him know that I'm ready to come back like I'm ready to play again," Sosa said. Sosa says he still has a lot of gas left in his tank. "I'm only 38 years old. ... I'm an exciting player and I'm looking for a chance, and if I get that chance, you never know. I might hit you 40 or 50 [home runs], you never know."