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Friday, June 06, 2003

Sosa awaits penalty for using corked bat
Sosa is expected to be suspended for using a corked bat this week, with a decision coming as early as Friday.

Not that I'm cynical or anything, but what are the chances that Bob Watson is going to mull this over for a few more days, say right around the time that the Yankees' plane departs from O'Hare on Sunday? The media in Chicago, columnists excepted, have been very quick to rush to Sosa's defense. The Sun-Times headlined screamed yesterday that the rest of Sammy's bats were pronounced clean by the league, assuring us that Sosa's reputation and prior accomplishments should stay intact. The only problem is that he wasn't using any of those bats that fateful at-bat when his twig shattered and the cork flew.

UPDATE: Well, I was wrong. . .a little. Sosa was suspended eight games starting. . .sometime that is convenient to the league (read: after the high-profile series against the Yankees is over). The league has a serious credibility issue here. Ok, I can chuckle at the league pandering to the excitement of an an interleague series. What if, instead, the Cubs were playing St. Louis or Houston this weekend? Would Watson still be compelled to delay until that series was over? Would this be fair to other teams in the league?

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