Originally posted by lemondrop
pete rose did not deserve to be in the same stadium as mays, aaron, koufax and bench
rose looked like a clown compared to those four greats of the game
Did Pete Rose break the all time hit record? Yes he did, so what are you babbling about?
Is it that Pete bet on baseball? Are we going to restrict those who have character flaws from being in the Hall of fame? If so, then Ty Cobb should be taken out of the Hall of fame as well. You know who that is, that is the player who once had the all time hit record and is in the Hall of Fame for it.
Do you know anything about Ty Cobb? He was perhaps the most hated man in baseball. To give you a taste, Ty Cobb's own teammates sent a letter of congrats to the player who beat Ty Cobb for a batting title. But that is not why you should disdain him, you should disdain him because Ty Cobb nearly beat to death a man in a wheelchair for calling him a half negro. At that time, they banned Ty Cobb from baseball for almost murdering the handicapped man, but because of the racism in baseball at that time, they all went on strike and demanded he be reinstated. It was the first baseball strike in MLB history. And it worked. Not only was he reinstated, but he now sits proud in the Hall of Fame.
So tell us again why Pete is such a bad man? Did he ever bet to lose? If you think that, you don't know Pete. Like Cobb, Pete was driven to win at all costs. So essentially you want Pete to disappear because he broke the rules about gambling to win and because he is a liar.