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Corking a bat is more serious than stealing signs. Stealing signs is a natural part of the game....if you notice something in the dugout while watching the third base coach, hell, exploit it all you want. Using binoculars, radios, etc. is taking it too far, however.

Using cork, however, goes above and beyond just being a canny ballplayer. That's taking an outside element and having it affect the game.



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#22 Posted on

    Originally posted by Big Bad
    Corking a bat is more serious than stealing signs. Stealing signs is a natural part of the game....if you notice something in the dugout while watching the third base coach, hell, exploit it all you want. Using binoculars, radios, etc. is taking it too far, however.

    Using cork, however, goes above and beyond just being a canny ballplayer. That's taking an outside element and having it affect the game.



Stealing signs is fine, from the field. The good ones do it from the scoreboard. Read Ball Four or Veeck as in Wreck.

But let's look at more sophisticated cheating. Is it cheating to alter the tilt of the baselines, density of the infield dirt, height of grass, shape of the mound, air conditioning system or other field things? Yep. But it's done ALL the time. The field guys at Chicago (sox) and Cleveland were legends for this. A team with good bunters comes to town and they tit the baselines towards foul ground so bunts go foul. A fast team comes in and you aeriate the infield heavily to slow them down a bit. A sinker pitcher is on for your team, so you don't cut the grass as low. One for their team? Cut the damn grass, roll it til it's rock hard and don't water it.

Canny ballplayers. If you want to talk bat issues, I think they ought to limit the kinds of wood that can be in a bat. Ash and that's it. One thing that has led to the HRs in my opinion is the use of other wood bats. (Maple, for example)




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