The Pendleton Panther

Sammy Sosa Changing Color

Posted on: November 10, 2009

Sammy Sosa Color ChangeThis is a strange topic to talk about.  In baseball, it is very rare that people feel different.  Mostly the ballplayers change their timing on pitches, their groove on the mound or how the game is played.  Well, recently there was one former player that stands out more than his bat(over the plate).  The former Chicago Cubs/Baltimore Orioles right-fielder, Sammy Sosa.  As we all know, he was the only player that faced competition with Mark “Big Mac” McGuire.  Then he suddenly changed his appearance, as of his skin tone.  There was recent news about Sammy Sosa revealing his new looks, in some reports say that he’s going through something personal.  I didn’t expect him to do something unreal after baseball.  I don’t know what is going through his mind, he’s not trying to be like Michael Jackson( former Cubs employee Rebecca Polihronis).  This condition is a skin disorder called vitiligo, which causes depigmentation in patches of skin.  The skin disease is more common than most might think.  Approximately one out of every hundred people have the disease, and even though researchers are still learning more about it, it’s thought to be genetic in nature.  (


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