Sammy now second in command

Sammy Sosa's days with the Orioles are just beginning. But unlike with the Cubs, he's no longer the leading man.

Originally Published: February 24, 2005
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The Orioles' clubhouse is big. There is plenty of room for Sammy Sosa and all that he brings, his 574 career home runs, his fame and his status. He can spread out without crowding anyone, without stepping over anyone. He knows who dressed there before him, Cal Ripken and Hall of Famer Eddie Murray, and he knows that Miguel Tejada dresses there now.

The clubhouse at Wrigley Field is small. Eventually, it became too small for Sosa and his celebrity. Ernie Banks and ...

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