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Should Pete Rose be reinstated?

posted 7/31/2009 4:47:30 PM |
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  StraddleMyNose

Every year about this time (Baseball Hall of Fame), rumors run rapid with the possible reinstatement of Pete Rose. This year however seems to have a little more bite to it than years before. A number of Hall of Famers have been passionately lobbying for Pete Rose to be reinstated to baseball. 20 years this coming August Pete Rose has been banned from baseball. Some of these Hall of Famers say it's finally time to welcome Pete back into baseball.

I feel that Pete Rose should also be reinstated. I have always felt that he should have been in the Hall of Fame. He earned that right as a player. The Hit King may not have the character as a descent human being, but that's beside the point. I have always been a baseball fan of Pete Rose, with the high energy level this guy plays with, most cannot match his level of passion. I say let the veterans commitee have the chance to vote him in.

My question is, do you think Pete Rose should be reinstated to baseball? Should he ever be allowed to work as a manager again, or any coaching position?

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fortysixandtwo

Jul 31 @ 5:05PM  
I loved Charlie Hustle too ,and he'll always be known as one of the greatest players of all time (he was nominated a all century player),But if your gonna put him there you have to put Shoeless Joe Jackson in with him and I don't see either happening any time soon.

The best thing that's happened to Pete is this stupid azz steroid scandal,because people will be inducted that were steroid users and they knowingly knew it was wrong (which I don't care personally what they did to there self as long as it doesn't involve others) but right is right they all knew the rules so if he doesn't get in so be it
StraddleMyNose

Jul 31 @ 5:10PM  
Yeah, but Pete Rose never threw a game as S. Joe did as a team. Pete did come clean about having bet on baseball games, including his own as manager of the Reds back when he placed those bets back in 1987. But he bet on his Reds to win and never lose.
fortysixandtwo

Jul 31 @ 5:21PM  
Yeah, but Pete Rose never threw a game as S. Joe did as a team. Pete did come clean about having bet on baseball games, including his own as manager of the Reds back when he placed those bets back in 1987. But he bet on his Reds to win and never lose.
Well it's always been debated whether Joe had anything to do with any of it (he was a very good baseball player but very ignorant as far as the ways of the world) Pete admitted to betting during his managerial days but never has admitted it as a player but his biggest failing was denying for years period and when he thought Baseball was gonna reinstate him he fessed up so he's always casted a shadow in my eyes and others but you could never deny what he did on the field but to say he didn't do it as a player
is just speculation on your part


flavorbuster

Jul 31 @ 5:25PM  
Pete Rose It wouldn't no effect on me either way .. So what you are saying he has time served so he ought to be allowed back in ?
StraddleMyNose

Jul 31 @ 5:41PM  
but you could never deny what he did on the field but to say he didn't do it as a player
is just speculation on your part
I have never heard anything ever called into question with Pete Rose's playing days as to why he got banned. With the last 20 years, all the talk has been about when he was manager of the Reds when he bet on the Reds and other baseball games.

So what you are saying he has time served so he ought to be allowed back in ?
No, what I'm saying is that he should have never been banned from the Hall of Fame ballot.

sugarnspice005

Jul 31 @ 5:43PM  
If Vick can be reinstated in football...then I say Rose can be reinstated in baseball. At least Rose wasn't participating in animal cruelty.
Wordsofwit

Jul 31 @ 5:44PM  
Nope.
flavorbuster

Jul 31 @ 5:46PM  
No, what I'm saying is that he should have never been banned from the Hall of Fame ballot.
That being said what did he supposedly do to get banned " gambling "

StraddleMyNose

Jul 31 @ 5:53PM  
That being said what did he supposedly do to get banned " gambling "
Yep! The golden rule in baseball is not to bet. But Selig (the baseball commish) made a few more rules a couple of years later after Pete got banned back in 1989 so Pete had no chance to ever get into the Hall of Fame. Selig has a personal grudge against Pete in my opinion.
fortysixandtwo

Jul 31 @ 6:01PM  
I have never heard anything ever called into question with Pete Rose's playing days as to why he got banned. With the last 20 years, all the talk has been about when he was manager of the Reds when he bet on the Reds and other baseball games

From the Dowd Report as posted in Wikipedia:
In August 1989, three years after he retired as an active player, Rose agreed to permanent ineligibility from baseball amidst accusations that he gambled on baseball games while playing for and managing the Reds; some accusations claimed that he bet on the Reds. In 2004, after years of public denial, he admitted to betting on baseball and on, but not against, the Reds.
StraddleMyNose

Jul 31 @ 6:07PM  
Nope.
Bruce, I see your Rangers are making a run for the playoffs this year. Now I'm going to have to curse them (but then I think the Rangers have always been cursed).
flavorbuster

Jul 31 @ 6:22PM  
All Pete had to do was get the 1-800 # off the back of a scratch off & call it to prove to everyone he's getting help for his gambling problem. If it wasn't a problem then at least it might have got some people off his back.
Wordsofwit

Jul 31 @ 6:27PM  
Bruce, I see your Rangers are making a run for the playoffs this year. Now I'm going to have to curse them (but then I think the Rangers have always been cursed).

That is probably true. What can you say about a team that has won only one solitary playoff game in its history.
NightOfOld

Jul 31 @ 7:00PM  

Hell yes; He didn't do anything the others weren't doing. he just got caught.
And many of them have done much, much worse.
Dione

Jul 31 @ 9:59PM  
Nope.
In this cas, I must agree with "nope."
somnium

Jul 31 @ 10:25PM  
To answer your question(s)- no, no and no! The one important factor that no one has mentioned yet, is the fact that he was a pro! For the pro baseball, football, basketball, hockey, boxing sports- all are pro sports figures, that the the younger fans look up to! What does it say to them, when pros break the rules and/or laws with respect to gambling, taking steroids, drugs in general, skirmishes leading to someone being harmed or worse, rape and other crimes??

If you're irresponsible and break the rules and/or the laws, you suffer the consequences- they're big boys, they know what is right and wrong! 20 years is a long time to pay for his antics but he's not in jail, he's just banned from the game and being inducted in the Hall of Fame!

My 2ยข worth!

Jumpback

Jul 31 @ 10:44PM  
Some one brought up Micheal Vick. If Pete Rose could still play and sell tickets, he would be reinstated. Unfortunately, he will only be elected to the Hall of Fame by the sportwriters (who NEVER bet on a game ) after he is dead.
rnj1013

Jul 31 @ 11:55PM  
Pete Rose should be in the Hall Of Fame....no ifs, ands or buts about it. Yes he bet on baseball. Did that change the fact that he was the greatest hitter to ever play? Absolutely not. As for Shoeless Joe Jackson....all of his teammates have said that he had nothing to do with that scandal but the story is so old in ingrained in people's minds I doubt that will ever change. I'm afraid the same will happen to Rose before long and that is just a shame. The all time hits leader not in the place that was established to recognize accomplishments such as those. Never, ever let him back in baseball for what he did but do NOT keep him out of the Hall Of Fame for the same reason!
shewolf53

Aug 1 @ 12:28AM  
No, you break the rules and you are out of there. They should never reinstate any players because they know better than that. These are not kids they are suppoed to be grown men. As far as Vicks, his ass should still be sitting in jail. If it were you and me we sure would be.

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Should Pete Rose be reinstated?