Originally Posted by lidspinner
Huh.........what..........who......<>.......hello. ...my point with him being a killer is I am of the belief if he killed someone and spent his time in prison and got out that everyone would be saying that Pete has done his time and its time to give him his second chance......basically, in English, I believe Pete would be in better standing with baseball people had he killed someone and spent 25 years in prison and just got out.....I think people would be ready to forgive him and move on...probably even the HOF. 20 years is enough to hate Pete and punish him. His barbaric like numbers were not cheated, his hustle was not faked, his passion was not a show, his love for the game was never in lingo......time to move on, Pete has spent enough time away from the game.
You mean the same guy who still goes to the race track frequently and sits in a casino and signs autographs daily after MLB told him back in 89' he needed to reconfigure his life if he ever wanted to get back in the game? He has had many chances and he has yet to change his ways.
Lets go ahead play the game of had Pete murdered instead of gambled as his crime. The thing is after 25 years Pete would still be commiting murders like he is still gambling and if you wanted the details of the murders he would be happy to give them to you after you paid him $29.95 for his new tell all book.
Army Brat had it 100% right. Rose's main motivation to get back in to baseball is based on nothing more than making a buck. The HOF means little to him. Pete has always been about doing whatever needed to be done no matter how unethical to load his pockets with as many Benjamins as possible. Pardon me if I fell zero sympathy for him.