It seems that Sammy showed up at an awards show in Vegas and he had his photo taken with his wife on the way in. The photos, originally run on SI.com, showed Sammy a good five shades whiter than any photo I had ever seen of him.
Speculation ran rampant about the cause of Sammy's Michael Jackson look. Was he sick? Was this some side-effect of the steroids? Is Sammy trying to look whiter for some reason?
Well, we can all go back to watching the Bears' season death spiral because the Tribune has revealed the reason behind the strange look of the photos:
"He's not trying to be Michael Jackson," said former Cubs employee Rebecca Polihronis, who talks frequently with Sosa.
Sosa was photographed recently during an appearance at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
"He is going through a rejuvenation process for his skin," Polihronis said. "Women have it all of the time. He was surprised he came out looking so white. I thought it was a body double. Part of (the photo appearance) is just the lighting.
"He is in the middle of doing a cleansing process to his skin. The picture is deceiving. He said, 'If you saw me in person, you would be surprised. When you see me in person, it is not going to seem like the picture.So, it's a rejuvenation process. Good enough for me. Of course, I don't care all that much.