With not much to focus on in the present, Cubs fans have a choice: They can look to the future or the past. The latter will likely get a big shot in the arm today (Thursday) when the September 2010 issue of Chicago magazine hits the newstands.â†µ
It features an exclusive interview with one of the most well-known and hotly debated players in Cubs history: Samuel Peralta Sosa. Sammy has said precious little about the team with which he made his name since he was shuffled off to Baltimore in January of 2005. And it appears time has not healed all wounds.â†µ
A teaser now up on Chicago’s site proclaims:â†µ
The article, "Sammy Agonistes," traces Sosa’s rise to superstardom in Chicago and his subsequent fall from grace — and explores why the once-iconic slugger remains a pariah in the city whose affection he once owned.â†µ
Looks like the future is the only place Cubs fans will find much solace this season. Because the past is catching up with us — and it’s not pretty.