Originally Posted by mbgrayson
I couldn't disagree more. A 22 year ban is enough punishment. I am just shocked by this sentiment. After all, we have Mark McGuire back in the game, coaching the Cards. We have had cocaine users, juicers, drunks, racists, criminals, drunk drivers, and other gamblers (like Ty Cobb) continue in baseball with barely a peep.
Let Pete have his eligibilty for the Hall, and keep him out of baseball if that's what we have to do as a compromise. Let him have a fair shot at the votes needed to get in.
Pete Rose is a liar, a compulsive gambler, and yet the most competitive (and in many ways the best) baseball player I have ever seen. I won't go back to the HOF till they let him in.
What is the only rule written on the wall in every locker room in baseball?
If someone is stupid enough to go ahead and break the only rule that baseball cares enough about to plaster it in plain view in every locker room, then you get what you deserve. What Mark McGwire did is in no way comparable to what Pete Rose did. At all. And for the record, Pete is a criminal as well. So now he has a double whammy.