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6/3/03

Sosa Caught Cheating

    Sammy Sosa has been a hero to baseball fans,but that may all go out the door. In the first inning of tonights game versus Tampa Bay, Sosa was ejected after umpires found cork in his shattered bat.

 Corked bats are illegal in the major leagues, because it is thought that it helps players hit balls farther. Sosa may have resorted to the corked bat because of his struggles at the plate. Entering today's game he was 2-15 which included a five-strikeout game against the Astros.

  Earlier this year Sosa reached the 500 homerun mark, but he hasn't hit a homer since May 1st. He is a six-time All-Star and this incident will leave a blemish on a career that is bound for Cooperstown.

 

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