Sosa's back, but is Sosa back?

Updated: June 18, 2003, 10:02 AM ET
By Jim Baker
The Contrition Phase of Sammy Sosa's post-bat-corking incident life is now over, reports Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune. He has now entered the Embittered Phase in which he is resentful to the people who do not believe his story about selecting the corked bat by accident.

He told Sullivan, "Some people out there, they believe what they want. I came out with the truth about what happened. I said what I needed to say. They checked the rest of my bats. What else can I do? & Like I said, this is over. I've put it behind me. This is finished."

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