Sammy Sosa, is that you?
Sep 10, 2013 at 1:00a ET
The Twilight Saga ran its course, and 'True Blood' is pretty cemented with its characters. But for whoever comes up with the next vampire film or series idea looking for a strong male lead, it looks like a disgraced former MLB slugger is looking for you.
Sammy Sosa appeared on television in Panama the other day, and a disturbing photo with who appears to be Panamanian TV personality Nairobi Dacosta showing his otherworldly appearance made its way to the masses via Twitter. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports gave voice to what must be a common reaction.
Breaking: Sammy Sosa guest starring on True Blood this week. pic.twitter.com/bOSoXLCn8K— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) September 10, 2013
So we did a little digging on this. The man who hit more than 60 home runs multiple times before exiting the game under one of the Steroid Era's darkest clouds isn't really trying to become a vampire . . . is he?
Well, you tell us, if you believe this tweet.
Hey, Vampire Sammy Sosa. How many games do you see the Knicks winnings against the Pacers in round 2? pic.twitter.com/ixO4dXBNxH— Ivan Rosario (@IvanRosario33) May 4, 2013
And he hangs out with other strange creatures.
Dennis Rodman and Sosa at a gala in Florida in April.
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If he is pining for a vampire role, he's already building a following.
I wanna be the Sammy Sosa vampire for Halloween.— Stan Croussett (@MindofStan) September 10, 2013
And like Edward, he has his Bella.
Sammy and wife Sonia Sosa at the People en Espanol
Los 50 Mas Bellos party at in New York City in May.
(Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage/Getty Images)
Ultimately, it's hard to disagree that Sosa looks less like a former 60-plus-homer slugger than someone who can't be out in sunlight. And given the steroid rumors that dogged Sosa, maybe these photos can serve as something of a warning to any young player tempted to try performance-enhancing drugs.
Remember, he used to look like this.
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Sosa with the White Sox in 1990.
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