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    Thumbs down More cheaters on the Cubs???

    I have not found an article yet but this was discussed on Around the Horn today.

    A Chicago sports writer reported that the night Sammy Sosa was ejected for using a corked bat MLB representatives immediately called the Cubs organization. They were told they had one hour before the league would be there to inspect other bats in the clubhouse. Within this hour approximately 70 bats were removed from the clubhouse. About 30 were Sosa's and the rest were from unknown teammates.

    Cheaters, cheaters, cheaters.



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    Re: More cheaters on the Cubs???

    Um, okay. How long ago? Under what coach? With how many different players?

    Not to sound really harsh or anything, but I see very little relevance in you pointing this out now....



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    Re: More cheaters on the Cubs???

    Quote Originally Posted by Skyh13 View Post
    Um, okay. How long ago? Under what coach? With how many different players?

    Not to sound really harsh or anything, but I see very little relevance in you pointing this out now....
    Um, okay. The same night that Sammy was busted. The same coach. It's unknown.

    Did you read the post?

    The relevance has no meaning today, but why would a team have 70 corked bats in their locker room??? How many were actually used in games? For how long before they got busted? It had enough relevance to make an ESPN show, why not CF?



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    Re: More cheaters on the Cubs???

    I agree with Skyh, what relevance does this have today? The corked bat incident happened four years ago.


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    Re: More cheaters on the Cubs???

    I took your post to say that 70 bats were removed to be inspected, not that 70 bats were in fact found to be corked. Unless there can be some proof/article to say that 70 'corked' bats were taken then this a non-event. So were 70 bats found corked or were 70 bats taken to be inspected?



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    Re: More cheaters on the Cubs???

    YAWWWWNNNNNNN

    All in the past. Worthless thread.



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    Re: More cheaters on the Cubs???

    Quote Originally Posted by C.John View Post
    I took your post to say that 70 bats were removed to be inspected, not that 70 bats were in fact found to be corked. Unless there can be some proof/article to say that 70 'corked' bats were taken then this a non-event. So were 70 bats found corked or were 70 bats taken to be inspected?
    70 bats were removed before the investigation team arrived so one can conclude that they were corked.

    The two issues would be:

    Why would there be 70 corked bats in the locker room?

    Why would MLB warn of the investigation?



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    Re: More cheaters on the Cubs???

    Quote Originally Posted by Skyh13 View Post
    Um, okay. How long ago? Under what coach? With how many different players?

    Not to sound really harsh or anything, but I see very little relevance in you pointing this out now....
    Jeez, someone is a hater. Let me guess....you like the Cards?


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    Re: More cheaters on the Cubs???

    I remember this story at the time. 70 bats were removed. Never said they were corked.

    And this is from a non-Cubs fan.



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    Re: More cheaters on the Cubs???

    Q. Does this have any more relevance than the 1919 Black Sox Scandal?

    A. No.

    Let us know if you have any Shoeless Joe Jackson updates.



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    Re: More cheaters on the Cubs???

    Quote Originally Posted by jtd9046 View Post
    70 bats were removed before the investigation team arrived so one can conclude that they were corked.
    You really want to believe that, that's fine, but without proof you really aren't making any point.
    Maybe the 70 bats belonged to players and they were their favorite bats, that were legit, and they didn't want to loose them for the year. That makes as much sense as the crap you are saying right now.
    But wait, you say I have no proof. Well you haven't shown us proof on your story about the 70 yet either.



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    Re: More cheaters on the Cubs???

    Quote Originally Posted by jtd9046 View Post
    Um, okay. The same night that Sammy was busted. The same coach. It's unknown.
    You misunderstood... I was making a point that everything is different now, from the fact that it was a while ago, under a different coach than now, with a lot of different players on the cubs than now.

    I wasn't actually asking you those questions... they were rhetorical.
    I already knew the answers, I was just pointing them out.

    And yes, potentially 70 corked bats is a lot, but like I said, so much is different about the personnel on the team from when it happened a number of years ago, that (in my mind) it just doesn't hold relevance to discuss now..



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    Re: More cheaters on the Cubs???

    Quote Originally Posted by AirWalke View Post
    I agree with Skyh, what relevance does this have today? The corked bat incident happened four years ago.
    Come on people. Read the posts. I pointed out that it has no relevance today! It is a discussion thread about why a team would have that many corked bats and why MLB would aid in the cover up. Apparently Cubs fans are more sensitive than I thought.

    This was reported on Around the Horn and I in turn posted on CF.

    ISUKyro, from your rep ding what is unclear?



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    Re: More cheaters on the Cubs???

    Quote Originally Posted by jtd9046 View Post
    70 bats were removed before the investigation team arrived so one can conclude that they were corked.
    That's quite the logic agurment.



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    Re: More cheaters on the Cubs???

    Never mind then, I misunderstood your post as MLB took the 70 bats, not someone somehow connected to the organization took them.

    As for your second question. $$$, if MLB found a handful of wacky bats, then the game as a whole would be hit with bad press. And bad press is bad for business.



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