January 14, 2013

Sammy Sosa is Fronting a Needleless Injection Company?

It's not news to anyone, but, last week, Sammy Sosa did not make it into the Hall of Fame.  And, for some reason, the 1998 National League MVP felt it his place to comment.

"Even if we weren’t inducted on our first time," Sosa said via a statement, "we are still winners and there is always a next time."

Now, unless Sosa has a mouse in his pocket...I'm not sure who the "we" is. 

Except, there's this.

The former big leaguer, who hit 609 home runs during his career, is the new face of Injex 21...a company that, well, here's what the Chicago Tribune says about Injex 21.

That company specializes in needleless drug injections, according to the news release and according to its website, injex.com the front of which welcomes visitors with the headline, "A future free from needles." The site then lists insulin as one example of a medicine that can be delivered with the Injex 21 system and shows pictures of people using its products.

A company biography on the Injex 21 site says Sosa was introduced to the firm in "mid 2012," and that the former Cubs icon saw it as a chance to "help millions of people. From people who are afraid of needles to those who have to subject themselves to daily self-injections and to medical workers who are at risk for puncture wounds."

Hold on.  What would Sosa know about daily self-injections? 

I mean, this is the same guy who, while battling Mark McGwire to best Roger Maris' single season home run record back in 1998 famously claimed his increased strength came from ingesting Flintstones vitamins, not from, oh, nevermind.

Seems like a logical choice.


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