It's against the MLB rules to fill a bat with a foreign object-in essence, hollowing out the bat, and putting cork, or other substances in it, that might give the bat more pop. Apparently, Sammy shattred a bat, and cork was all over the place..the little cheat.
Happened to Albert Belle of the Indians a few years back-in Chicago, believe it or not. His bat was corked-and Indians Pitcher Jason Grimsley went into the Umps locker room after the game and actually stole the damn bat! Belle got suspended anyway.
I think Sammy will have a week off here pretty soon.