Re: Pete Rose, a block away and impossibly far from the Hall of Fame
Originally Posted by armybrat45103
Cobb DID NOT bet on baseball. Cobb DID NOT shoot himself full of steroids. During his day, Cobb played the game with the same hard nosed style that Rose was famous for. Was Cobb an arse? Yeah. Temper? Yeah. But Cobb also mellowed out and came to grips about who is was and made an effort to change before he was inducted and did so for his own peace of mind, not for a pay check as Rose did. To put Cobb in with Rose and Bonds is a stretch.
Cobb was no angel and he had the reputation of being very mean man but Cobb was an incredibly charitable and generous man. I get very tired of people rewriting history to make him to out be some type of devil.
Here is an excellent article that makes an excellent case that this racist stuff against Cobb is very much overblown by the media.
"Boys, I'm one of those umpires that misses 'em every once in a while so if it's close, you'd better hit it." Cal Hubbard