- Feb 13, 2018
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- Murfreesboro TN
That's an elegant solution, except that the BBHOF has a rule that a person that is on the lifetime ban list of MLB can't be elected to the HOF. Rose even appealed it to the BBHOF and lost.ow about Hall of Fame, but not reinstated.
I'm not arguing with you, but FFS, there are a ton of assholes in the BBHOF. Its the Baseball Hall of Fame, not the Baseball Hall of Likeable Gentlemen. No one in the BBHOF ever lied?!He deserves to be in based on his on-field accomplishments, but he did bet on baseball games when he was a manager (including his own team's games) then continued to lie about it forever.
Also, Shoeless Joe Jackson should also be in the Hall of Fame.
He should be in, but there''s zero chance that will ever happen, even if he's reinstated. Friggen Curt Schilling is being kept out of the Hall for character issues, and all that's about is that he's proven himself to be an asshole, since retiring. What chance does Pete have of ever getting by the ridiculous character clause?
Yeah, bad comparison, more of a character clause rant.Schilling was a very good pitcher, and probably deserves to be in the Hall based on his on-field performances, but he wasn't near Rose's level. All-time hits leader? Comparing the two is iffy at best. Rose had a 79.7 career WAR (avg. outfielder in the HOF is 65.7) Schilling had a 79.5 career WAR, but the average pitcher HOF WAR is 73.2, so it's not as clear a case. Also, Schilling's HoF Monitor is 171 (likely HoFer is 100), while Rose's is 305.
Dude gambled. Do other major athletes? Probably. But he got caught.
What's the harm in letting him in?
Cause they obviously don’t have the common sense to work this middle ground well. Makes me so damn thankful for Adam Silver.
The guy bet on baseball -- the Reds even -- when he was a manager. That doesn't diminish his accomplishments as a player.
I have always been supportive of MLB's treatment of Pete Rose. But if they aren't going to take back a championship after proof rules were broken, then what they did to Rose is clearly out of proportion.
I've got an MJ Birmingham Barons card!So what you are saying is that when the MLB caught a legend gambling on the sport they should have quietly forced him to play basketball for 2 years before reinstating him and then letting him be a first ballot hall of Famer?
Don’t know what Adam Silver has to do with this, but if this did actually happen, and he was connected to it as an assistant to the commish or working through NBA entertainment, I still love his overall body of work.So what you are saying is that when the MLB caught a legend gambling on the sport they should have quietly forced him to play basketball for 2 years before reinstating him and then letting him be a first ballot hall of Famer?
Of course, due to a deal between the MLB and MLBPA, players were given immunity in the Astros (and presumably Red Sox) investigations in exchange for talking to investigators.He might have had a shot before the Astros scandal. Using it now as justification for his eligibility shows just how clueless he remains...
This probably isn't the place where people will have a negative opinion of gambling. As far as I know, he never bet on the Reds to lose, and was never found to have influenced a game in any way. IN MY OPINION, what the Astros were found to do was way worse.