Sammy Sosa, Baseball & corked bats

At the start of June Sammy Sosa, Chicago Cubs’ star player broke his bat during a game. Cork was discovered inside the bat, lending him an unfair advantage while hitting. I was there with Martina, and although I didn’t realise the full extent and implications of what was happening, I snapped a few photos. It made headline news for about 2 weeks afterwards! You can find more about this via Google.


Referees and inspectors walk off the field. You can clearly see the bat Sammy used, and there’s a slight shadow in the middle. Is that where the cork was?


The bat was inspected at the side of the field. Shortly after they walked off and the game continued.


But not before members of the Cubs and one of their officials had a good talk..


As the game restarted, the Cubs pitched..


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12 thoughts on “Sammy Sosa, Baseball & corked bats”


  1. Sammy is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    / \ ss hole!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  2. Sammy Sousa may have used a corked bat but so what. The man has power, speed, control and accuracy that majes him a legendary hitter.

    I am unsure of the in’s and outs of legal bats but a bat has a “sweet spot” where you know you knocked the ball out of the field when you feel and hear the sound.

    If you want to improve you have to practice and practice knowing how. Bat Speed and Power Hitting tells you some of what Sammy Sousa already knows. If he knew it was corked shame on him he did not need it.


  3. Ok, M. Sandula, if he has “power, speed, control and accuracy”, why did he need to use a bat with cork?


  4. it does not matter if he used a cork bat he still is a good player and Jake i don’t care what kind of bat you used you are probably not even one-tenth as good as sammy and you won’t ever be!

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