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Pete Rose's Corked Bat to be Sawed in Half!
GoldenPalace.com to reveal the truth about legend?s allegedly corked bat
DECEMBER 19, 2005, SEAFORD, NY ? The Internet casino that bought baseball legend Pete Rose?s allegedly corked bat now plans to saw it in half to reveal the truth to the world.
Internet casino GoldenPalace.com bought the bat on Saturday for $103,631 on Lelands.com, the foremost auction house of sports and entertainment/Americana. The bat is signed by Rose and was used to hit his 159th home run. Rose holds the record for all-time hits. Now that the casino owns the bat, they have plans to saw it in half to reveal once and for all if the bat is enhanced in any way.
"We love Pete Rose, we have nothing against him and are amazed by his accomplishments," said Drew Black, a marketing representative for the site, "but we think this is a terrific opportunity to put the bat?s popularity to good use."
The sawing of the bat is part of the casino?s plan to use it in an ongoing effort to raise money for charity. The casino has not yet decided on the exact details, but they have a history of devising creative ways to raise awareness and funds for many worthy causes.
?Anytime an item of this historical significance generates so much attention, it has enormous potential to raise money for charity,? said GoldenPalace.com CEO Richard Rowe. ?We expect to use the interest in the bat to develop a fund-raising campaign to help those less fortunate. You can also bet that we will find the most fun and innovative way to do that.?
GoldenPalace.com has become famous for spending thousands of dollars on unusual and sometimes outrageous auction buys. Purchases such as the Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Pope?s Hat Doritos Chip, Holy Pierogi, and NASCAR Driver Robby Gordon?s helmet have garnered extensive media attention for the casino, who have used most of the items they have purchased to raise almost $1,000,000 for various charities worldwide.
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On December 22nd, 2005 at 3:01 PM MrSafety Professional Idiot said:
Wow, that's crazy.. It almost makes me sad to see the bad be cut in half, but then again.. what if the legend is true? I will have that tattoo on my forehead right after christmas so now I have more to tell people about when they ask about it! : )
-Cory "MrSafety" Williams
On December 28th, 2005 at 3:44 AM goldengirl said:
wow a real treasure.. man don't saw it half...... let it be a mystery...... would be a shame...
But glad to see has a nice home
GG aka Ana Torres
On January 17th, 2006 at 5:08 PM Nick Nagle said:
SAW IT, prove to the world how Rose got his record in the waning days of his career! Pete Rose is a lying, selfish disgrace of a human being and deserves absolutely no mercy or respect. Besides, if it is corked, he will only deny, deny, deny for the next 15 years or so, then write a book (if he lives that long). Pete only cares about money and himself so CHOP IT UP, SAW IT, EXPOSE ROSE!!!
On January 17th, 2006 at 8:50 PM Bob said:
Don't saw it in half. Let it remain a mystery.
On January 17th, 2006 at 9:27 PM Lowel G said:
Why not do what the baseball card makers do! Take slices of the bat and auction each piece off! Or better yet, get the card makers to do up some cards for GP with slices from the bat!! Got to love GP for their great chairity work! Way To Go Golden Palace! Keep up the great work!
On January 18th, 2006 at 6:17 AM Ben said:
Can't you just X-ray it??????
It's the year 2006 for crying out loud.
You dont need to take a saw to something so special and ruin it for future generations.
On January 18th, 2006 at 4:21 PM M. Brown said:
I think you should saw it in half. Find out the truth. Saw it in half lenghtwise then mount it in a shadow box. The like... sell it the hall of fame!
On January 19th, 2006 at 11:44 AM Gord said:
Grind it up and sell little bottles of the saw dust. I bought a pet rock and one acre on the the moon. Sell it off and make some great money for your charities. we'll buy it.
On January 31st, 2006 at 10:13 AM Tyler said:
So when are they actually going to saw the bat? We are still waiting.
On July 18th, 2006 at 1:07 AM Alvysyngr said:
still waiting for them to saw this friggin thing
On August 07th, 2006 at 7:13 PM Batty said:
I\'ll bet the middle is stuffed with cottage cheese.
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