Re: Selig mulling pardon for Rose
Originally Posted by westofyou
I only brought up greenies because Savafan try to frame steroids as being the worst thing to happen in the game in 146 years. A statement that is pretty unsubstantiated and one made solely to make Pete Rose (who himself hung out with guys that sold steroids illegally but I digress) look good. As for suspensions, this is the first round of suspensions IIRC so I'm more apt to see how it plays out in a couple of years before I make decision on the lenght.
Now gambling effected the game for the first 50 years and the first time it caved BIG TIME in the Reds were the beneficiary, a blight on their 1st championship, the 2nd time it stained their greatest home town hero.
I get what you are saying, and using steroids to make Pete look good is not a valid argument, but using steroids as a comparison and how it is handled is valid. What Pete did can never be forgotten, but if steroid users can be forgiven, then logic follows that 'why can't Pete?' It's a matter of judgement which is why people disagree. I still feel like using PEDs makes the games' outcomes trivial, and cheapens the game. So my thought is why forgive one and not the other. The answer is some people can't forgive a man like Pete. Others still feel like gambling is a cardinal sin of baseball. I feel like Gambling is bad, but not worth banning a player for life reguardless of how great he was.
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