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Rangers manager Ron Washington told the Dallas Morning-News Wednesday if Sammy Sosa can prove that he’s close to recapturing his form of a few years ago after sitting out a full season, Sosa might bat as high as fifth.

Morning-News columinst Jean-Jacques Taylor thinks that’s just dumb.

But the Rangers think that if Sosa’s still hungry, it could be bad news for opposing pitchers. Of course, it could also be bad news for opposing buffet tables.

After all, it was just two weeks ago that the aging slugger, who sat out all last season, was being laughed out of Japan. They called him fat.

Maybe the Rangers think they can right an old wrong by signing Sosa, after the team traded him 18 years ago?

Whatever their motivation, they have until April 1 to whip fat Sammy into shape. This I’ve got to see.

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  1. Sarah Green says:

    Are the security guards going to shag foul grounders now, too?

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