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Mantle and Mays were hired as greeters by a casino or casinos (not sure if it was the same one that hired both) and were temporarily barred from working in baseball
Was baseball, circa 2001, better than baseball today? Were there more fans in attendance, more television viewers, more sold merchandise? While some of this is measurable we’ll never really know for sure.
There are some pretty good reasons why the sport would try to distance itself and its players from gambling interests.
I am seriously not sure I have ever seen anyone attempt to defend these suspensions before (not that this was much of an attempt.)
Is tehre a single MLB park that doesn't have a billboard or other ad for a casino?
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