View Full Version : Bat inspections...

06-04-2003, 06:54 AM
Here's an idea for Major League Baseball as far as inspecting players' bats. I'm sure the players' union isn't going to like this, but with all the hoopla about this "cork-gate", here's my take...

At an unannounced time, a Major League Baseball official goes into a locker room, and takes a bat from every player. Those bats then go into a room to be marked with the player's name and sawed open. If any of those bats have cork in them, then not only will the player with the corked bat be automatically suspended, but the team will be hit with a big fine. Maybe after a few 7-digit fines, teams will make sure their players aren't using corked bats, whether they're for practice, or the players are intending to use them in a game.

What do you think?

06-05-2003, 12:55 AM
They don't have to saw the bat open. X-rays work just fine.