Pete Rose's $103,631 Corked Bat to Be Sawed in Half

| From to reveal the truth about legend's allegedly corked bat

SEAFORD, NY (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 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 bought the bat on Saturday for $103,631 on, 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.

*(Photo Caption: purchases authentic autographed Pete Rose Mizuno baseball bat)

"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 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." 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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