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Reds, not Selig, should have final say on Pete Rose
What is Baseball going to do about it? Deny Cincinnati an all-star game for another 27 years?
Pete Rose is 73 years old, and out of the game for the last 25 years.
Wait, is there a reason why Cincinatti should get an All-Star Game more than once every 30 years?
This is in the “best interests of baseball?’‘
Anyone backing Pete Rose needs to tell me what he has done since his lifetime banishment to demonstrate he's a changed man. I mean the tax dodging going to jail lying lying lying lying then telling the truth the day Molitor and Eckersley were announced to detract from their day is all great behavior.
He has done nothing, not one thing, since his banishment tot make me feel he deserves sympathy. He broke baseballs cardinal rule and is paying the price he knew he would pay. He made a choice, he can live with it.
It makes Baseball look....petty (?)...for shutting out an old man? I think lifting his banishment would be a good PR move for baseball. You could lift the entire ban and Rose would still fail to make the HOF in his lifetime.
Or Tony Perez ... or Barry Larkin (who actually spent his entire career there) ... or Dave Concepcion (same). Or Clay Carroll, Pedro Borbon, Rawly Eastwick, Rob Dibble, Randy Myers and Aroldis Chapman.
Lifetime bans don't really mean anything if they aren't for a lifetime. I hate to be all bitter and stuff, but this is the price he pays.
Lifetime bans don't really mean anything if they aren't for a lifetime.
It makes Baseball look....petty (?)...for shutting out an old man?
In our latest episode of Things White People Think:
Pete Rose is awful and committed the "cardinal sin" of baseball. It's on all the clubhouse walls.
Bad people get old too, but that doesn't mean they automatically also get nicer or better or more forgivable.
I think it makes baseball look principled.
Do black people not think this? Do Asian-Americans not think this? Are those groups in favor of betting on baseball? I like that you referenced my post but entirely ignored the question I asked. What is the justification for letting him back into the game? There isn't one. As El Hombre points out being old doesn't mean he didn't commit the "crime.
the gambling "rule" as applied to Pete Rose
I think the idea is that only people with no actual problems in their life would make a big deal out of what Rose did.
Why did they stop wearing short-shorts in basketball? Short-shorts are way better for fitness activities.
But seriously zero tolerance polices are usually a bad idea, especially when you're dealing with something as inconsequential as Rose being given a shot at the HOF. The only person who is effected by that decision is Rose. It's not like anyone's gonna start gambling because Rose was forgiven 25 years later. Being punitive for the sake of being punitive is petty in my opinion.
MLB has no say as far as the rules of the Hall of Fame. So that complaint is irrelevant as far as whether or not Rose should be banned by MLB.
The last time I checked, Pete Rose was a white guy.
Is he going to gamble again? Hell no, everyone will be watching him like a hawk.
Is he going to hurt attendance or profits or cost anybody money? No.
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