I'm confused. Why do you all think that Carl would lie about spending $100k on a bat for development and testing purposes? How is that beneficial for him to admit?
Adds to the hype of how hot the bat is going to be that it cost so much for all the R&D and how many times it had to be tested before ASA would stamp it.
Then all the Monsta reps can hype it as the "hottest bat ever made" and point to those numbers as proof that ASA didn't want to certify it because it was too hot.
Not rocket science.