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Mr. Cub To Sammy: Fess Up

By Marcus Gilmer in Miscellaneous on Jan 25, 2010 8:30PM

Cubs great Ernie Banks is turning 79 but he's focusing on helping out a younger Cubs legend: Sammy Sosa. In the wake of admissions by former slugger Mark McGwire that he used steroids, Banks wants Sosa to similarly come clean. "Come clean with it. Explain it to them. ... Just say: 'This is what happened.' It is hard to do, to admit this. Just admit it and live with it and understand it. I am sure a lot of people will forgive him," Banks said. He also expressed a desire to see Sosa come back to Chicago and be embraced by new management: "I would like to see Sammy come back. Throw out the first pitch, sing 'Take Me Out To The Ballgame,' you know, meet some of the players and all of that."