So it wasn’t an appointment with Arnie Klein? Sammy Sosa has spoken up to explain recent photos of him where his skin is so light that some thought he was suffering vitiligo. "I use a cream to keep my skin smooth and soft. I apply it before I go to bed. When I was playing for Chicago all those years, I was in the sun a lot for 1 o'clock games," Sosa told an interviewer. "The flashes (from the cameras) also made my skin look lighter. I'm surprised with the controversy this has caused." Asked if he was trying to be like Michael Jackson, Sosa said: "Not at all, I respect him very much. I'm not a racist. I'm not like that. I'm just a happy person."