This long tale from Deadspin is all about a collector who has a bat that once belonged to baseball bad boy Pete Rose. The bat comes from the 1985 season, when Rose was chasing baseball’s hit record. An x-ray of the bat shows an interior of cork. Corking a bat is illegal.
But Pete Rose is banned from baseball for life, and it’s doubtful he’ll make it into the Hall of Fame anytime soon. So big deal.
But the story of the collector and the bat — that part is worth reading.