Originally Posted by gonelong
I see quite a bit that leads me to believe he is sorry that he got caught.
I don't see anything that would lead me to believe that Pete is sorry he bet on baseball.
He is a man who has went through a lot of his life thinking that the whole world was out to get him... and for the most part, he was right. Even though he put himself through that, you have to put your emotions away when you go through that. Sometimes, I wonders if he really isn't sorry, or if he doesn't know how to show that he is. Its hard to seem sincere to your enemies, and he has a lot of them. I really don't think he knows how to say he is sorry because no matter what he does, there are still going to be a lot of people who don't believe him.
What I don't like is the fact that he will probably be in the HOF one day. Not the fact that he will be in, but the fact that he may not be around to enjoy it. Come on, the man had one heck of a career. He didn't fix any games, and his bets didn't change the outcome of any games. That is the biggest part for me. Yeah, its the "Cardinal Rule of Baseball" he broke, but its a character issue that didn't transfer to the field. Look at the guys in the hall... not exactly saints. Womanizers, Racists, Alcoholics, etc. Don't confuse Rose's Baseball career with his life. They are two different things.
Fine, don't let him coach, but let him in the HOF while he can realize the award for his accomplishments. Great player, terrible guy? So what? He is a Hall of Famer in my mind.