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Doesn't follow. Cricket's had its share of gambling problems for instance. Some players have even ended up with criminal convictions for their actions on the pitch.
The key is that it can't be ingrained in the sport.
Except under the logic applied to Rose, who -- it is said, though not proven -- wanted to win certain games "too much." If he did, then so did Dayton Moore. And so did Billy Martin. And so did numerous other GMs and managers throughout MLB history.
Actually, it begs the question - had Dusty been managing Washington last season, do you think he would have handled young Mr. Strasburg a bit differently?
I guess the idea of the HoF as a 'reward' makes me wonder why we bother ever electing deceased players.
Rose's offenses warranted a 2-3 year suspension.
Except under the logic applied to Rose, who -- it is said, though not proven -- wanted to win certain games "too much."
As I tend to say in Pete Rose threads, I think they should let a lifetime ban be a literally lifetime ban and let Rose be HOF-eligible immediately upon his death.
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