Dusty Baker called Sammy Sosa.
Big whoop, right?
The response that Dusty got, I think, tells us about the essence of Sammy Sosa.
"I got hold of him and we had a short conversation. I wished him well. I did ask him, I said, 'Hey, man, I'm still bewildered about what happened and why,' and he didn't really have an answer," Baker said Thursday before Chicago's first workout of the spring.
"He said, 'It's in the past, good luck and God bless you.' And that was the extent of the conversation."
Baker went on to say:
"This is the first time this has happened to me, of this magnitude, and the first time it's happened to me this way. Usually you have a pretty good idea when things are wrong and when things went wrong. This is the first time probably in my life where I didn't have a clue what went wrong and where and why. So, like I said, I called him, but I didn't really get the answer I was looking for, but that was the answer I got. So, it's over."
That's right. It's over. I really wish the mainstream media, if they are really interested in Sammy Sosa, would head on over to Fort Lauderdale and ask the Orioles just how distracted they are.
As for me, I'm with Kerry Wood:
Echoing many of his teammates from a day earlier, Wood said both the Cubs and Orioles were better for the trade that landed Chicago Jerry Hairston Jr. and that it was time to move on.
There are games to be won with the players the Cubs have now. That's what I am focusing on. Move on is right on.