Sammy Sosa knows all about life after baseball, and planned on reaching out to Carlos Zambrano to remind him that once you retire, "it's a whole different ballgame."
Sosa, 42, who played 18 seasons in the Major Leagues, including 1992-2004 with the Cubs and was a teammate of Zambrano's for his final three seasons with the club, said Wednesday he planned on calling the Cubs pitcher, who is currently on the disqualified list. Zambrano served up five home runs to the Braves last Friday in Atlanta, was ejected from the game after throwing inside to Chipper Jones, and then packed his gear in his locker and said he was retiring.
On Monday, Zambrano changed his story and said he wanted to stay with the Cubs, saying his comments about retirement were made in "a moment of frustration." The team placed him on the disqualified list, used when players violate the terms of their contract or of the collective bargaining agreement.