I'm not going to argue with you, but it isn't a big secret.
When we played Dan Smith in 2020 in Cincinnati. We saw one of their players swap a bat out of the bucket. That player then proceeded to put one by our pitcher's head. We brought it up to the park manager (Not Dave), and he said he was aware but couldn't do much about it. They could remove the bat, but then our pitcher might die.
I mentioned it to someone that plays for Resmondo, at the Challenge Cup this year (2022). To my surprise, they said they were well aware that this person did bat swapping pretty consistently.
It is what is. But my point is, just because it's in the bucket, doesn't mean it's a legitimate bat.