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massiveattack
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Proof that Mickey Mantle corked his bats





^^Game used bat x-ray^^


Looks Like Mickey Matnle Used To Cork His Bat


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“During our examination of the bat, we noticed a circular area .75 inches wide in the center of the top barrel. The finish in the area has also been touched up to mask the circular area. Alterations of this nature indicate the barrel has been drilled and filled with cork….we had the barrel x-rayed and (it) confirms that the barrel has been drilled and filled with cork."



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fouldeliverer
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Wtf





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John McClane
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Wouldn't surprise me





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The Eric
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Meh. Oh well

I'm sure it happens all the time.






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UFownstSECsince1950
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Shut your pie-hole you GD commie





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burdman
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quote:

Mickey Mantle


Thug pos






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Rouge
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If you aint cheating, you aint trying

But in all seriousness, that would be very disappointing






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beaver
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I thought it was shown that corking doesn't do anything to help





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massiveattack
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re: Proof that Mickey Mantle corked his bats


?





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ForeverLSU02
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Kick his arse out of HOF





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KosmoCramer
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re: Proof that Mickey Mantle corked his bats


That's an asterisk





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BayouBandit24
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But nobody cheated until Bonds and the boyz





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massiveattack
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quote:

That's an asterisk



not used to seeing them that big






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KosmoCramer
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It's for emphasis.





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beaver
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According to the MythBusters August 8, 2007 baseball special, the ball hit by a corked bat travels at only half the speed of a ball hit by an unmodified bat, causing it to go a shorter distance. The cork inside the bat actually absorbs the kinetic energy like a sponge, hindering the batter's performance. In addition, because corked bats are lighter, they have less momentum to transfer to the ball, bringing them to the conclusion that the use of a corked bat had fewer benefits over a regular bat. The show also notes that while filling a bat with cork makes it lighter, there is nothing in the rule book that prevents a player from simply using a lighter, uncorked bat.[5] However, contrary to the last note in the episode, the reason players "cork" a bat is to keep it as long as a heavier bat, but make it lighter; which cannot be done without some kind of non-wood filler in the sweet spot of the bat.






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KosmoCramer
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steroids don't help you hit better either.





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Draconian Sanctions
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no wonder he hit it 650 feet or whatever it was





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Patton
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I hate the Yankees but this makes me sad





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