Re: Pete Rose's Gambling vs. PEDs
Sure Pete Rose lied for too long. Pretty obvious. Had he "come out" ealier, he might be back in the game by now. And sure he did it all because of money. But what about all the drug cheats? What do they do that for? Fame? Statistics? Maybe. But at the end of the day it all comes down to money as well. No contract? No fame and no stats ... and no money.
Did you read the twitter entry from Dan Meyer, former relieve pitcher of the Phillies after he learned that he lost his job to the now convicted cheater Antonio Bastardo? Why do you think Bastardo went to Biogenesis? Because he wanted to get a contract. Because he wanted to make money.
There was a very interesting interview in a german magazine these days with a former world class female shot putter who always came up short, becoming second or third at the Olympics or at world championships only to learn years later that a lot of the athletes that wound up in front of her were juiced and got stripped of their medals. And in athletics (at least over here) only the superstars can live from their sport. Gold is all that counts. Gold gives you sponsors. So the shot putter lost a s***load of money because of doped opponents.
As usual: It all comes down to the bucks. And the same thing happens in the Majors. So i think, compared to all the juiced players, that get a second or even a third chance for Rose it is unfair that he still is not allowed back while someone like A-Rod is still allowed to play.