Like the use of greenies, corked bats were all the rage when Rose played. I think nearly every player used some kind of corked bat. Doesn't make it right, just not that all surprising.
And then there's this that everyone seems to have cared less about...
Byline: TERRY KINNEY Associated Press
CINCINNATI -- Chris Sabo said he's never knowingly used a corked bat in the big leagues, and he figures he has the stats to prove it.
``I've got two home runs and 10 RBI; it's sure not an endorsement of the cork industry,'' the Reds third baseman said Tuesday, one day after his bat broke in a game against Houston and showered the field with pieces of cork.
Actually, he has three homers and 16 RBI.
``Obviously, if you look at my numbers, I'm not using one this year,'' said Sabo, who said he found the bat in a Riverfront Stadium storeroom.