Sammy Sosa went from a skinny outfielder to a muscular home run hitter, chasing Roger Maris' record and belting more than 600 home runs in his career. The right fielder often credited Flintstone vitamins, in part, for his success.
According to a report published on the New York Times Web site Tuesday, adding credibility to those who've questioned his power surge for years, Sosa benefited from banned substances, not Bam Bam supplements.
Sosa allegedly is among the 104 Major League players who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003.
The allegation of the test came from what the Times referred to as "lawyers with knowledge of the drug-testing results from that year." Alex Rodriguez is the only other player whose name has been linked to the positive results in 2003.
If the allegation is true then it's a sure bet that Cooperstown won't be inviting Sosa to become part of the Hall. It's just one more reminder how much Major League Baseball needs to do something about drugs. Now.