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massiveattack
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re: Proof that Mickey Mantle corked his bats

I wish the mothership would at least mention these kind of developments in passing when they aren't talking about the jets or the lakers


WDE85
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re: Proof that Mickey Mantle corked his bats
Every generation has cheated in baseball. It annoys me that people act like the Steroid Era was the only era that cheated.


BayouBandit24
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re: Proof that Mickey Mantle corked his bats
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I thought it was shown that corking doesn't do anything to help


If it works or not is irrelevant. The intent was to cheat.


tduecen
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re: Proof that Mickey Mantle corked his bats
Surprised this hasn't been posted since I read about it on PFT this afternoon


massiveattack
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re: Proof that Mickey Mantle corked his bats
Yea, I was too


HumbleNinja
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re: Proof that Mickey Mantle corked his bats
My dad is going to be devastated.


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SlowFlowPro
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re: Proof that Mickey Mantle corked his bats
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If it works or not is irrelevant. The intent was to cheat.

if we're talking about his legacy of a player, it doesn't matter (B/c he didn't help him)

and he was a pretty huge POS, so any effect on his legacy as a person is negligible


bayou2003
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re: Proof that Mickey Mantle corked his bats
Damn, the pride of Commerce,OK cheated? He also played for the Joplin Miners. You're lying. Our Mickey Mantle is a stand up classy guy. Get out of here with that shite. Anchor this shit!!!!
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iliveinabox
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re: Proof that Mickey Mantle corked his bats
not surprising


massiveattack
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re: Proof that Mickey Mantle corked his bats
I'm a little young but it seems like Mantle already has some haters and a bad rep. I really never knew that


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ZTiger87
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re: Proof that Mickey Mantle corked his bats
Mickey helped me appreciate chicks with small hands.


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CtotheVrzrbck
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re: Proof that Mickey Mantle corked his bats
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Damn, the pride of Commerce,OK cheated? He also played for the Joplin Miners. You're lying. Our Mickey Mantle is a stand up classy guy. Get out of here with that shite. Anchor this shit!!!!



damn dirty Okie. He was a notorious alcoholic, am not surprised one bit.


I'd be a bit bummed if Johnny Bench was proven to be a scumbag though.


oldschoolqb
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re: Proof that Mickey Mantle corked his bats
So then put Joey Belle in the HOF.


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John McClane
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re: Proof that Mickey Mantle corked his bats
Lol at mythbusters.

I've hit BP with a corked bat, it definitely helps.


SlowFlowPro
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re: Proof that Mickey Mantle corked his bats
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Lol at mythbusters.

I've hit BP with a corked bat, it definitely helps.


you're wrong and showcasing a perception bias

Not Mythbusters

quote:

Corked bats are one of the most notorious examples of baseball cheating, but the researchers suggest it might not do much good: When testing corked bats, Nathan and his team found that instead of adding more trampoline effect, corking a wooden bat actually decreased it. "What you gain in higher bat speed, you lose in a less effective collision," Nathan says. "It does not lead to a higher batted ball speed." And because the bat is lighter, balls hit with a corked bat don't travel as far, he says. However, the lighter weight of a corked bat may allow hitters to get to pitches they might not otherwise hit with a standard bat.


From MIT: Definitely not Mythbusters



massiveattack
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re: Proof that Mickey Mantle corked his bats
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However, the lighter weight of a corked bat may allow hitters to get to pitches they might not otherwise hit with a standard bat.


So, cheating


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Vlad The Inhaler
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re: Proof that Mickey Mantle corked his bats
Best MM story ever. One I recently heard about much to my chagrin.

LINK



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dhuck20
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re: Proof that Mickey Mantle corked his bats
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SlowFlowPro

WGAS? He intended to cheat and that's all that matters. Not whether or not it actually works.


barry
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re: Proof that Mickey Mantle corked his bats
One corked bat equals mantle corking all his bats.

Solid TD logic


fightingtiger2335
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heh?
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re: Proof that Mickey Mantle corked his bats
No one is saying mantle was an angel. Sure he had intent to cheat.

But if corking doesn't work..then his numbers are still legit and not compromised


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