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#1 SBT

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Posted 03 June 2003 - 07:51 PM

The poor guy was ejected in the first inning for using a corked bat.
Say it aint so, Sammy!!!
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Posted 03 June 2003 - 08:06 PM

Wow. That just taints everything he's ever done, doesn't it. Because even if he never used a corked bat before, the doubt is there now. Unbelievable.
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Posted 03 June 2003 - 08:09 PM

Wow. That just taints everything he's ever done, doesn't it. Because even if he never used a corked bat before, the doubt is there now. Unbelievable.

Still.
The man has hit over 500 home runs.
Sammy is a Hall of Famer.

Besides, tons of players use corked bats.
It's just a shame that Sammy got caught.
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Posted 03 June 2003 - 08:35 PM

Oh, I agree that he's a HOFer. But to me it's like steroid use. If you needed illegal help, it's not the same.

Think Palmeiro uses a corked bat?
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And the simple truth is this -- before and after Joe Nieuwendyk, this franchise has not been as good. Yes the same could be said for others, but Nieuwendyk's effect on his team, on his team's best players, on the fans and in the community can only be compared to, well, what Jarome Iginla is doing now in Calgary. Ralph Strangis, dallasstars.com
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Posted 03 June 2003 - 09:07 PM

Oh, I agree that he's a HOFer. But to me it's like steroid use. If you needed illegal help, it's not the same.

Think Palmeiro uses a corked bat?

Let's put it this way.

If Raffy was using a corked bat, the SBT wouldn't think any less of him.
Why should Raffy not use a corked bat if everyone else is using one?
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Posted 03 June 2003 - 09:25 PM

How'd he get caught? Cheating is cheating, no matter how many people are cheating.

It's a shame. :(
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Posted 03 June 2003 - 09:28 PM

Friggin' bat busted as Sammy hit an RBI groundout.
They took away his RBI too.
Friggin' umps.
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Posted 03 June 2003 - 09:39 PM

What a shame but why would he? (Rhetorical question). Kinda tarnishs things, like Marty's case.
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Posted 03 June 2003 - 09:39 PM

Sammy is definitely on some sort of "supplements" they all need to be banned.
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Posted 03 June 2003 - 09:46 PM

Friggin' bat busted as Sammy hit an RBI groundout.
They took away his RBI too.
Friggin' umps.

SBT, I'm surprised at your take on this. Why is this the umps' fault? Sammy was caught cheating. He knows the rules and he knows the consequences for breaking them.

And why is cheating okay?
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And the simple truth is this -- before and after Joe Nieuwendyk, this franchise has not been as good. Yes the same could be said for others, but Nieuwendyk's effect on his team, on his team's best players, on the fans and in the community can only be compared to, well, what Jarome Iginla is doing now in Calgary. Ralph Strangis, dallasstars.com
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Posted 03 June 2003 - 09:51 PM

Sammy is an all-around great guy.
The man is a hero to millions of baseball-loving kids around the world.
About as good-natured a baseball player that you'll ever find.

The SBT doesn't condone cheating.
Unfortunately, tons of players cheat.
Most never get caught.
Why single out Sammy Sosa?
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Posted 03 June 2003 - 09:54 PM

Yes but SBT, don't you think as a role model he should know better?
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Posted 03 June 2003 - 09:59 PM

Yes but SBT, don't you think as a role model he should know better?

Absolutely.
But Sammy is human.
He isn't perfect.

This is going to be very tough on his young fans.
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Posted 03 June 2003 - 10:03 PM

Friggin' bat busted as Sammy hit an RBI groundout.
They took away his RBI too.
Friggin' umps.

SBT, I'm surprised at your take on this. Why is this the umps' fault? Sammy was caught cheating. He knows the rules and he knows the consequences for breaking them.

And why is cheating okay?

The umps should have allowed the RBI because it came on a groundout.
Sammy could have gotten the RBI groundout with a regular bat.
So the cork itself didn't play a role in the at bat.
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Posted 03 June 2003 - 10:05 PM

When I first head about this, I thought Pinella had some sort of inside tip and busted SS but that wasn't the case. This is just as bad as the steroid thing for baseball.
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Posted 03 June 2003 - 10:06 PM

No Sammy! How could you!? I am shocked. His whole image is tarnished to me. :evilcry:
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Posted 03 June 2003 - 10:07 PM

Several players have been caught using altered bats in the past, including Albert Belle, Wilton Guerrero, Billy Hatcher and Graig Nettles.
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Posted 03 June 2003 - 10:08 PM

OH BEHAVE, PEOPLE!!!
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Posted 03 June 2003 - 10:09 PM

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Posted 03 June 2003 - 10:10 PM

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