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Sunday, January 15, 2023

Cubs to give Sandberg statue, not ready to reunite with Sosa

The Chicago Cubs plan to honor Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg with a statue outside Wrigley Field and put him in an exclusive club that includes Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Ron Santo, Ferguson Jenkins and Harry Caray.

When it comes to Sammy Sosa, however, nothing has changed. They’re not ready for a reunion.

Chairman Tom Ricketts surprised Sandberg with the announcement that the statue “is in progress” during a question-and-answer session with fans, drawing a standing ovation in a crowded ballroom.

They weren’t as happy when he told them there has been no progress toward welcoming back Sosa. Ricketts said he remains hopeful a reunion will happen and insisted: “I don’t think the final chapter has been written on this.”

The Cubs are scripting another chapter with Sandberg by giving him a statue that President of Business Operations Crane Kenney said will be unveiled in 2024. The slugging and slick-fielding second baseman could not be happier.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 15, 2023 at 10:39 PM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cubs, ryne sandberg, sammy sosa

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