6/04/2003 12:59:00 PM
by The MinuteMan
Say It Ain't Sosa!
Sosa using a corked bat
? Mark McGwire was on steroids, the Seattle Mariners eclipsed the Yankee mark for regular season victories almost immediately - did 1998 even happen? Well, there was still Bill Clinton.
Oh, I'm just saying that to rile you up. And I really did think up the "Say it ain't so", all by my little self, as did several other writers. I actually expected even more Google hits
than I found.
UPDATE: Cloak and dagger tale of slugger Albert Belle's corked bat
. According to this, his teammates knew, and all of Belle's bats were corked - both of these facts seem to weigh in Sammy's favor, since his other bats were clean, so we have been told. And, a physicist says cork doesn't help
. I think he's wrong - even if the difference is psychological, 90% of this game is half mental.