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Should Pete Rose be reinstated?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Gehrig, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. Gehrig

    Gehrig Active Member

    I'm just wondering how members from SJ feel in general about reinstating Pete Rose to the eligible list for the Hall of Fame.

    Should Pete be forgiven for betting on baseball games?
  2. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Anyone who has given a thorough read of The Dowd report would have to say no.

    I do not see how time can change his indiscretions.
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I see both sides of this one...

    On the one hand, he bet on baseball and lied about it for 15 years or so. That should keep him out.

    On the other hand, I don't think I've ever seen a player play the game harder. Growing up, he was the guy who parents and coaches pointed to and said, "Play the game like he does..."

    So, I don't know...
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Hell no.
  6. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member


    But I could be persuaded to change to hell no.
  7. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Change the rules.
    Banned from Baseball for Gambling should be on his Hall of Fame Plaque.
  8. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    He called into question the legitimacy of every game he was involved with once he started betting. Screw that. Hell no.
  9. Gehrig

    Gehrig Active Member

    There is no going back for Rose. He made a shining example of himself and that's where he should remain. What a disgrace for a manager to decide whether to bet or not to bet on his own team. All this was made blantantly clear when Kenesaw Mountain Landis took office.
  10. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

  11. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    But dogged teams of investigative journalists have scoured each and every game and can find no evidence that Rose rendered any outcome illegitimate. [/nolinkavailable]
  12. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Yes. *
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