Pete Rose petitions for reinstatement

wolves82

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Lol.
"Those guys stole signs illegally, so it should be OK that I bet on baseball games for years and then lied about it for decades."
 

SMARTY22

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How many times has he petitioned or applied for Reinstatement? Still Gambles some on Baseball but tells Commissioner that he only bets on Football and Basketball according to a Special Guest on 1530 today with Mo Egger.
 

Omar

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It totally makes sense Trump would back Pete. They’re both the same person. They’re not good people, but only an idiot can deny their success.
 

eastside_purple

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True, but they’re both guys you might not like but have to respect what they’ve accomplished.
I get that. Both severely flawed humans. I definitely respect what Pete the player accomplished and how he accomplished it. I can’t say the same about Trump.
 

eastside_purple

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No one denies what he did on the field; however he violated the cardinal rule of baseball, so he should not be permitted in the hall.
 

Red14

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I don't have any trouble with Donald Trump backing Pete, seems a little odd that he'd do that but that's him. He's going to jump on the side of a debate where it's controversial. Now I think in the grand scheme of things, more people are against Pete being reinstated, but they are the silent majority. Pete's backers are loud, but small. I think many are confused that the baseball HOF is more higher brow than the other two major sports leagues.
My personal opinion is I don't think Pete should be reinstated. Not necessarily because of what he did, but because he was so defiant in his stance, and it took 15 years for him to finally crumble. I've said for years that if he would had admitted in '89 that he gambled on baseball, he'd been reinstated and in the Hall, probably long ago. We are a very forgiving nation. I just think Pete's defiance really rubbed a lot of people the wrong way, and this isn't just a Rob Manford decision.
Saw an interview with Pete on Saturday with some ESPN guy and he still bristled and got curt with the interviewer when he mentioned 1989. He said why are we reliving history, I'm moving forward. I just don't think Pete has it in him to back down.
 

ronnie mund

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Didn't Rose accept his ban in exchange for keeping the findings private? Leads me to believe there's more to it than the public knows. Also he's a pedophile. Just an overall terrible human being.
 

SMARTY22

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Didn't Rose accept his ban in exchange for keeping the findings private? Leads me to believe there's more to it than the public knows. Also he's a pedophile. Just an overall terrible human being.
Been a good amount of terrible human beings in MLB over the yrs! A handful or more of them are also in the HOF!

Rose is a Gambling fool, always has been, always will be! Manfred is Clown that really knows nothing about Baseball, just Dollars and Cents!
 
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