Friday, April 3
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Sammy Sosa — Pinterest Sensation, Music Star!

In case you haven’t already seen, Sammy Sosa — former Major League Baseball star, bat corker, and Hall of Fame wannabe — has undertaken a bizarre strategy for improving his public image. And by that I mean he’s not only Tweeting, he has a Pinterest page. But rather than use Pinterest for its intended purpose — sharing pictures of food and kicky shoes — he’s published nothing but posed portraits of himself. To compound the oddness, every photo bears an identical description: “Sammy Sosa. Yes, I’m the real Sammy Sosa, and this is my Pinterest.”

In looking at Sosa’s pinned photos, featuring him posing uncomfortably either in a snappy blue suit or mustard yellow sweater, I was struck by how much some of the photos looked like the cover to a never-released album of lounge music or easy listening orchestral pop. So I decided to just make that happen, and here’s the result.

Sammy Sosa album cover

Sammy, he sing for YOU!