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Old 06-04-2003, 08:15 AM
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Hmmm,, think If I race F2 I can run a 572 blower motor and say I THOUGHT it was a stock HP 500 !!!!!?????
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Mandatory bat xrays,,, here we come
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Its very cool 52 .Most every power hitter corkes his bat just some get caught.
Bell didint in 94 and he had the 50-50 season
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Bell didint in 94 and he had the 50-50 season

Ah, young Tommy. methinks you should review your Albert Belle history.

From an article in today's St Pete Times:



McClelland, who also worked the game when Albert Belle was found using a corked bat and the famous 1983 George Brett pine tar game, convened a meeting of umpires to review the situation. He said they realized the magnitude of the situation but went ahead and confiscated the bat, nullified Sosa' at-bat, which had driven in a run, and ejected him.

MLB security confiscated the piece of the corked bat - the other piece "mysteriously" disappeared, apparently into the stands - and carted off Sosa's other bats for examination. Sosa insisted they won't find anything wrong.

Players will put cork in a bat to get more power and make a bat lighter. There have been several other players caught in recent years, including Belle, Wilton Guerrero, Graig Nettles, Chris Sabo and Billy Hatcher, the Rays' first-base coach.
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I was watching that game. Looks a little cool in Chicago.
Yeah, it was so cold Sammy was sweating like a pig after that bat broke.
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I cant even spell his name right!!

Used to be pretty awesom, remember during devels night when he ran some kids down in his car?? LOL!!!
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Boy, Sammy is catching hell in all the papers and the radio talk shows. Ruined his image. It's a good thing the media likes Sammy. If it were Barry Bonds, they'd be fitting him for a ride in Old Sparky!
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Yeah, it was so cold Sammy was sweating like a pig after that bat broke.
I would probably be the first kid at the steps saying, "Say it ain't so Sammy." But I was there, it was cold and windy and I saw him pour that cup of water on his face and thought - that's odd!

Sorry, call me old fashion. But I don't care how many do it or haven't been caught - wrongs wrong!

It would be interesting to know a few facts though:
1. Is it legal to use a corked bat in batting practice?
2. If number one is yes, how many players do that?
3. When is the last time Sammy broke a bat in a game?
4. How often has Sammy broken bats in the last bunch of years?
 
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what about the HR exhibition at the all star game?
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ESPN just spent 2 hours on the subject with no concrete conclusion other than..Accident or not-It was wrong-follow the rules-l
No sound discussion on the physics of if it helps or hinders were really conclusive..

Joe Morgan and Bobby Valentine say it won't help..
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