It certainly is a drastic change. Of course, everyone on Twitter was perfectly mature about it.
Sammy Sosa’s shocking change in appearance has been noted for a number of years. Sosa has been changing color for a while, it seems.
Sosa’s lightening skin tone has been a source of wonder for people since 2009, when in a span of mere months Sosa came on TV looking a bit more pale than folks remembered him. He eventually had to deny claims that he was trying to lighten his skin, saying that it was a skin softener that “bleached [him] some” in the understatement of the year. And it was almost forgotten.
Then the Home Run Derby happened.
The outfit really doesn’t help, to be fair to Sosa. Although, Sosa doesn’t help Sosa. In February, Sosa compared himself to Jesus Christ during a Skype interview with Chuck Wasserstrom. There was also this Bleacher Report post that found Sosa’s Pinterest, which is a delightfully strange fever dream.
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No one heard a word of what Sosa said.
They were just staring dumbfounded at what was on the screen.
Well, you just know that Twitter is going to jump all over that.
Sammy Sosa then, and Sammy Sosa now, don’t look like the same human being. They don’t even look related to each other. pic.twitter.com/bp9QxysV3y
— LEFT✍🏾 (@LeftSentThis) July 13, 2017
They need to do a #30for30 on Sammy Sosa and not even talk about baseball.
“What if I told you that this guy…was also this guy…” pic.twitter.com/94JK1CjdTs
— BigHeadSports (@BigHeadSports) July 13, 2017
Sammy Sosa out here lookin like Pepto Bismal. pic.twitter.com/1xdKo84Bko
— OXTAIL GAWD (@ThatDudeMCFLY) July 13, 2017
— frumpy (@frumpy14) July 13, 2017
— N1CK Y0UNG (@N1CKY0UNG_) July 13, 2017
Yo Sammy Sosa turned into the Pink Panther. pic.twitter.com/uymFOO0Oyg
— The Fake ESPN (@TheFakeESPN) July 13, 2017
Maybe he lost his shell pic.twitter.com/ajJYmmlGhX
— Gringo Man Dingo (@theonlyburnett) July 13, 2017
Sammy Sosa look like the milk at the bottom of a bowl of Fruity Pebbles. pic.twitter.com/y3nPyL1HtF
— Craig Bro Dude (@CraigSJ) July 13, 2017
Congrats to Sammy Sosa on landing the Franken Berry endorsement. pic.twitter.com/SJbgmRpZg8
— brandon® (@brandojerg) July 13, 2017
Sammy Sosa really on his way to becoming the first invisible man pic.twitter.com/PtScjSlU6X
— Villaz (@ChrisVillaz) July 13, 2017
— Lex Pierre (@Diemenz) July 14, 2017
Sammy Sosa really living his life as a one man Neapolitan Ice Cream pic.twitter.com/enU75FS5ML
— Ol’ QWERTY Bastard (@TheDiLLon1) July 13, 2017
— diamond💎biscutz🚌😼 (@diamondbiscutz) July 13, 2017
All those people online making fun of Sammy Sosa.
I thought we were supposed to embrace everyone discovering their ‘authentic selves’.
In this case, Sammy Sosa is a pink man.
Well, he’s more mauve, really.
Soon you’ll see a new hashtag floating around, ‘Mauve Lives Matter’.
Yo, Sammy! Maybe find another moisturizer before you turn into this:
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