With all the steroids and drug use in baseball- why the hell is Pete Rose still banned from the Hall of Fame? You got all these guys messing with the game, just like Pete did- and they get more money, play, and are admitted into the Hall of Fame. But then here is Pete- one of the best players to have ever played the game- ousted for life. I'm tired of double standards. What is wrong with those people in baseball. It's a darn shame and there is a real bad messages we are allowing to be sent here. It just isn't right. Anyone else?
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Steroid use and betting on your teams games are two different animals. The cardinal sin of baseball is betting on games, it's what almost destroyed the game after the 1919 World series, until, of course, Babe Ruth, home runs and the juiced ball of the '30's came along.
Yes, steroid use did alter the game, but if fans think games are being flat out "fixed" and they start to wonder about the outcomes, it will irrevocably damage the integrity of the game like nothing else.
Believe me, I loved the way Pete Rose played the game and I'll be forever grateful to him for willing the Phillies to win the 1980 World Series, but he doesn't belong in the Hall of Fame. And neither do Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, etc.
100% agreed. I get really irate over the Pete Rose thing. He wouldn't apologize (at first) and he made a lot of people mad. Not fans but in baseball. So then it wasn't just about the betting, it was because he wouldn't bow down. And by the way, what's even wrong with betting as long as you're not betting AGAINST your team? I have never gotten that. Charlie Hustle belongs in the hall...every fan and every player knows it.
I don't get it either. But yet they let crack smokers, dopers and common criminals play and be in the baseball hall of fame, but not Pete. It angers me.
I do think Pete Rose should be in the Hall of Fame and steroid users should not be, but what steroid users are in the Hall? Not Palmeiro, not McGwire... I can't think of any...
I do not know who Pete Rose is, is he the son of Mr and Mrs Rose.
by mintinfo 5 years ago
Should Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and Sammy Sosa be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame?The Baseball Hall of Fame ballot for 2013 was just released. Given these players alleged steroid involvement, should they be voted in the Hall?
by Joseph Frankina III 5 years ago
He was caught gambling. He has been permanently banned from baseball including the Hall of Fame. Is this a fair punishment? Are there other players who have committed worse crimes who are not banned from the game or the Hall of Fame? Should they be banned?
by coachsledge 7 years ago
Is baseball destroyed by Steroids forever?I like to talk about how it was before Steroids.
by seattleamilehigh1 7 years ago
I can't help it. Pete Rose got EXACTLY what he knew was coming, and he kept on betting. He was not and still is not bigger than the game, as he has found out. If Barry Bonds never gets into the hall, I'm ok with that as long as Pete does not. Not that I think cheating like Bonds did isn't much...
by Kevin W 5 years ago
In my opinion, Pete Rose is the greatest hitter to ever step on a baseball field and should be in the Hall of Fame. I'm sure there are players in the HOF that have also done some immoral things in their time. Isn't the HOF based on the players performance on the field? Should the steroid era...
by CJ Kelly 5 years ago
Does Mark McGwire deserve to be in the Hall of Fame?My opinion is absolutely not. He clearly benefitted from juicing and his performance in front of Congress was disgraceful. I would vote in Bonds and Clemens, but no one else from that era.
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