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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Japan Times: [Yomiuri] Giants pitchers to be banned from baseball for betting on games

None of these players is a star (they only threw 19 innings in 2015 between the three of them), but having members of Japan’s most famous team banned for gambling is a big deal. Oh, and they were gambling not only on NPB games, but MLB ones. They can apply for reinstatement in five years - they avoided permanent banishment because they weren’t found to have fixed any games.

Nippon Professional Baseball will ban three Yomiuri Giants pitchers indefinitely for their involvement in a gambling scandal and fine the team ¥10 million, NPB Commissioner Katsuhiko Kumazaki said Tuesday.

Earlier in the day, sources said Tokyo police have interrogated the players, Satoshi Fukuda, Shoki Kasahara and Ryuya Matsumoto, who have admitted betting on baseball games.

During the questioning, which was conducted on a voluntary basis, all three confirmed that they wagered on games, the sources said.


vortex of dissipation Posted: November 11, 2015 at 05:44 AM | 24 comment(s)
  Beats: gambling, japanese baseball

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Cafardo: Isn’t it time to forgive Pete Rose and put him in Hall of Fame?

Rose has had a tough time convincing the powers that be that the 26-year sentence is enough. There are hard-liners who believe Rose committed the most mortal sin of all, and that redemption should never come.

The high-horsers won’t relent. Deep down, Rose can’t possibly think anything’s going to change. That the mind-boggling 4,256 hits he got in major league baseball will never make him a Hall of Famer.

Shouldn’t the BBWAA, or the Veterans Committee, have the opportunity to decide whether Rose should enter the Hall of Fame as the player with the most hits, the most plate appearances, the most games in the history of the sport?

“He’s paid the price, let him free,” said Steve, a 35-year-old Cincinnatian and father of four, all of whom were dressed in Reds garb in the downtown area Monday morning. “We’ve lived here all of our lives, and nobody is more loved than Pete. I would like to teach my kids this: that Pete Rose did something bad. He broke the rules and he suffered the consequences. But he also did great things in his life and he should be remembered for them.”

It seems like a good lesson. Forgiveness. We talk about it. It sounds great. But when you actually come down to doing it, well, things get in the way.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 14, 2015 at 09:38 AM | 104 comment(s)
  Beats: gambling, hall of fame, pete rose

Monday, June 22, 2015

ESPN: Entries in long-hidden notebook show Pete Rose bet on baseball as player

For analysis on this, let’s turn to FOX analyst Pete Rose.

For 26 years, Pete Rose has kept to one story: He never bet on baseball while he was a player.

Yes, he admitted in 2004, after almost 15 years of denials, he had placed bets on baseball, but he insisted it was only as a manager.
But new documents obtained by Outside the Lines indicate Rose bet extensively on baseball—and on the Cincinnati Reds—as he racked up the last hits of a record-smashing career in 1986. The documents go beyond the evidence presented in the 1989 Dowd report that led to Rose’s banishment and provide the first written record that Rose bet while he was still on the field.

“This does it. This closes the door,” said John Dowd, the former federal prosecutor who led MLB’s investigation.

The documents are copies of pages from a notebook seized from the home of former Rose associate Michael Bertolini during a raid by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service in October 1989, nearly two months after Rose was declared permanently ineligible by Major League Baseball. Their authenticity has been verified by two people who took part in the raid, which was part of a mail fraud investigation and unrelated to gambling. For 26 years, the notebook has remained under court-ordered seal and is currently stored in the National Archives’ New York office, where officials have declined requests to release it publicly.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 22, 2015 at 01:12 PM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: banishment, gambling, pete rose, reds



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