Read this today:
It appears that there’s no doubt that A) the bat was Mantle’s and B) it is corked. The remaining questions are: 1) Was it used in a game? 2) If so, how many games?
And for that matter 3) Did Mantle cork it or was it done afterwards?
I was reading some responses on a web forum and most were arguing that Mantle could never have done this and we should give him the benefit of the doubt. I ask why? Why should he get a free pass? Because he was a great player in the game? What if the very reason he was such a great player is because he cheated? Wouldn’t that disqualify that argument?
What are your thoughts?