glen a richter wrote:
Pete Rose should be in the hall of fame as a player, and if not, then Ty Cobb should be removed from the hall of fame because he was a colossal douchebag, a probably murderer and just a general prick.
Roger Clemens should not be in the hall of fame, nor should anyone else who knowingly cheated. It's because of those douches that a guy like Jeff Bagwell, for whom there is no evidence at all of having ever cheated, will not ever get to the hall.
Unless they start an * Wing, then dump the whole lot of the bastards into that. They can also display used hypodermics and tubes of the cream.
But see, that's where I respectfully disagree. If you're going to say that Ty Cobb was all of that, where do you draw the line? Mickey Mantle was half in the can DURING almost every game. Baseball was founded by alcoholics and douchebags...that's not against the rules.
It doesn't matter if you think gambling is better or worse than steroids. There's a sign in every major league clubhouse that says gambling is the ONE rule that you cannot break. It carries a lifetime ban. Pete Rose knew the consequences when he placed those bets. Like it or not, there's no lifetime ban for steroids...and it was most likely either encouraged or baseball knowingly looked the other way.