June 12, 2003
Sammy draws a seven

In case you missed it, Sammy Sosa's eight-game suspension for using a corked bat was reduced to seven games on appeal. Basically, MLB cut him some slack for being forthright in admitting that he was wrong. I'm cool with that.

Though Sosa's reputation is taking a beating right now, I think in the long run he'll come out okay. He's going to have to work to rebuild his image with fans, but he's exactly the kind of player who will take that task seriously. I think it's more likely that this will be a footnote to his career than a defining moment.

Meanwhile, my buddy Greg Morrow took a stab at explaining corked bat physics, using actual equations and stuff like that. Go check it out.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on June 12, 2003 to Baseball | TrackBack