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Viva Magglio
06-04-2003, 09:21 AM
Instead of Sammy Sosa, suppose Frank Thomas got caught with a corked bat. The circumstances are all the same: Thomas grounds out to second scoring the runner from third. The bat breaks and the cork is discovered. Thomas is called out and ejected. The run is taken off the board, and the game goes on from there.

Now here is the question for you: How do you think the media would react? I am thinking full scale nuclear attack, which is not exactly what we have seen so far from the media over Sosa's corked bat.

xil357
06-04-2003, 09:35 AM
Originally posted by ˇViva Mágglio!
Instead of Sammy Sosa, suppose Frank Thomas got caught with a corked bat. The circumstances are all the same: Thomas grounds out to second scoring the runner from third. The bat breaks and the cork is discovered. Thomas is called out and ejected. The run is taken off the board, and the game goes on from there.

Now here is the question for you: How do you think the media would react? I am thinking full scale nuclear attack, which is not exactly what we have seen so far from the media over Sosa's corked bat.

This is exactly what would happen. They would say that Frank was trying to attack an upmire with the corked bat, but that there weren't any fans there to see it since White Sox outfielder Albert Belle beaned them all with thrown baseballs and they fell off the 800-foot high upper deck. They also would produce "evidence" from Frank's locker of andro, steroids, human growth hormone, booze, cocaine, porno mags, JonBenet Ramsey, a cell phone with Osama bin Laden's home number on speed dial, JFK's brain and weapons of mass destruction. Furthremore, Selig wouldn't just suspend Frank, but would immediately contract the team and would give Reinsdorf $1 billion in stolen Iraqi artifacts.

MHOUSE
06-04-2003, 09:50 AM
Originally posted by xil357
This is exactly what would happen. They would say that Frank was trying to attack an upmire with the corked bat, but that there weren't any fans there to see it since White Sox outfielder Albert Belle beaned them all with thrown baseballs and they fell off the 800-foot high upper deck. They also would produce "evidence" from Frank's locker of andro, steroids, human growth hormone, booze, cocaine, porno mags, JonBenet Ramsey, a cell phone with Osama bin Laden's home number on speed dial, JFK's brain and weapons of mass destruction. Furthremore, Selig wouldn't just suspend Frank, but would immediately contract the team and would give Reinsdorf $1 billion in stolen Iraqi artifacts.

ROFL! That's hilarious. But seriously as a Sox fan how would you react if the same had happened to Frank and he used the same excuse. Obviously they're different people and this would be unlikely, but would you believe him because of your unconditional love? Or would you see through it and hang your head knowing your guy was a fraud? It's a tough situation.

xil357
06-04-2003, 11:21 AM
I would be disgusted if Frank were found to be using a corked bat. My unconditional love extends only to the colors, the team, the uniform, not necessarily the players, the manager, the GM, the owner.

RKMeibalane
06-04-2003, 11:42 AM
I seriously doubt if Frank has ever used a corked bat. The fact of the matter is, his numbers are down from what they were in the past, so it doesn't appear as though he's used one. To answer the question though, I would expect the media to unleash every last bit of anger and hatred on Frank. He would be labled as the Anti-Christ.

fquaye149
06-04-2003, 03:09 PM
yeah

first of all frank wouldn't cork his bat as has been mentioned earlier.

but let's be realistic; if frank got caught it would just be an aside on baseball tonight - look at these lousy white sox, trying to cheat to win the like the mighty ducks in the 1st movie.

this sammy thing is as big as it could have been, unless it were bonds or a yankee.