Sosa may have tarnished image
Updated: June 6, 2003, 8:54 AM ETBy By Jim Baker
Obviously, Sammy Sosa needs to be punished for using a corked bat. Whatever the nature of the punishment, however, it should be doubled for using it against the Devil Rays. Come on, Corky! That's like bringing a Hemi Charger to a bicycle race. Here are some reactions to the discovery of cork inside Sosa's bat in Tuesday night's game:
Phil Rogers writes: "Sammy Sosa needs a corked bat
like Jennifer Lopez needs a little publicity. Or a new
boyfriend." He forgot to add, "or a bigger backside"
but that's probably because he has more class than I
do. He feels Sosa is talented enough to not need this
sort of advantage and says so in today's Chicago
Mark Hale of the New York Post questions the
legitimacy of Sosa's 505 career home runs. He also
isn't falling for Sammy's excuse that it was a
practice bat he picked up by accident. Hale recounts
the famous Albert Belle corked bat incident from 1994
for which he received a seven-game suspension.
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