Sammy Sosa is... white? The former baseball slugger made headline news on Sept. 11 when a recent photo of him popped up on social networking sites. According to NESN, Sosa has been undergoing some treatments that have made his skin lighter and he is barely recognizable.
"When Sosa has turned up, he has been barely recognizable. Since at least 2009, Sosa has experimented with 'skin-conditioning' procedures that leave him looking far lighter than in his playing days. He and his since-discredited 609 home runs reappeared this week looking downright vampiric (sic)," NESN reports.
Sammy Sosa has done his best to stay out of the limelight since he retired five years ago... so when he does step out, people are curious to see how he's doing and to hear what he's been up to. However, seeing him in 2013 is quite different and people have become curious for all kinds of different reasons.
You can't really un-see Sosa once you look but at the same time, it's hard to look away. He's drawing comparisons to vampires and, of course, to Michael Jackson. It's unclear how he feels about his new look or if he plans to continue his skin-lightening treatments.
Does Sammy Sosa look scary to you?
© Effie Orfanides 2013