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Show Of Hands December 7th, 2012 12:00am

Should Pete Rose be in the Baseball Hall of Fame?

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JackTorS Rest in peace my friend
12/12/12 3:12 pm

Bonds took drugs that artificially enhanced his performance on the field. How many of his stats are earned honestly? Charlie Hustle did everything naturally and there is no disputing his achievements.

12/11/12 8:58 pm

They both jeopardized the integrity of the game. Bonds with steroids and Rose by betting on games(some on the Reds). As manager, he made decisions to enhance his chances of winning. So while he didn't use steroids, he still brought a negative light to baseball.

12/11/12 2:40 pm

Because Bonds took steroids, Rose didnt. It's completely different.

12/10/12 9:23 am

If Bonds shouldn't be allowed in, then why should Rose?
As much as I like Pete, there can't be a double standard.

12/10/12 9:10 am

So what pro players shouldn't be role models

12/10/12 9:09 am

Yeah he was. Bad coach anyway

winterover McMurdo Station
12/10/12 7:26 am

He agreed to the ban to avoid further investigation.
Done deal!

12/09/12 9:41 pm

Yea what?! You obviously don't know what this topic is really about (not PEDs...)

timeout Boston Strong
12/09/12 8:48 am

Nobody played this game harder than Pete Rose. One one the best catchers on all time. He has been vilified long enough. Let him in.... He was wrong, he admitted it but doesn't deserve this punishment.

susanr Colorado
12/08/12 10:53 pm

Pete Rose kissed my mother once.

bu45 Ohio
12/08/12 9:44 pm

he should be inducted as a player, not a coach

ronfromcny New York
12/08/12 9:06 pm

Never. He deserves NOT to be in the Hall of Fame. He brought that on himself; no one forced him to trade away his honor.

dogsaver new Jersey
12/08/12 8:17 pm

He is not a good role model for kids.

sublemon California
12/08/12 7:52 pm

Do you even know what he did? I don't think you do.

DavesNotHere where am I
12/08/12 6:52 pm

He's been punished enough. He didn't kill anyone, didn't molest kids, he didn't take steroids. He screwed up big time as a manager, but as a player he personified hustle and winning!

12/08/12 5:44 pm

He knew the potential consequences, and bet illegally, if caught and he was he suffers those consequences. OJ while he is scum, earned that before he became a criminal, Rose was not awarded an award and then had it taken away

MrWolfe Nashville
12/08/12 5:35 pm

Well said. OJ was convicted of wrongful death in his civil case, yet I don't believe he had to give back his Heisman nor be removed from the NFL Hall of Fame.
If these type honors are for on-the-field performance; Rose should be in.
Let's not forget that Ty Cobb was purportedly a flaming racist.

malibog 12309
12/08/12 4:53 pm

He did nothing to enhance his on field performance.

He bet on his team to win, and he would have been a crap manager if he wasn't expecting his team to win.

If juicers get in so should the hit king ( UN juiced ).

cato Santa Barbara, California
12/08/12 4:41 pm

Nope he is a confirmed cheater.

12/08/12 4:15 pm

My take is that a hall of fame is for achievments in sport and nothing else. Only behavior that influences your performance illegally - doping - should bar you. I'd keep a person convicted of a heinous crime in as long as they were excelling in their sport.

12/08/12 4:07 pm

It was a dumb thing to do, but not something that keeps him from the Hall of Fame.

12/08/12 4:05 pm hurts people's feelings. Hahahaha.

yepnope Maryland
12/08/12 3:52 pm

He only betted on his own team and I see nothing wrong with that... It will make him try harder if anything

fergie Ohio
12/08/12 3:48 pm

The Hit King, Charlie Hustle, Mr. Baseball. Let Pete in!

12/08/12 3:04 pm

No, they should just close it down because baseball sucks

mem85 West Norriton PA
12/08/12 2:57 pm

He broke the only rule you can't break. He could've killed hookers and stacked them like cord wood and gotten in. I loved watching him play, but he broke the unbreakable rule.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
12/08/12 2:53 pm

Well, I take it that he gambled? That's where the debates comes in then.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
12/08/12 2:52 pm

Sure, why not. Who's Pete Rose?

12/08/12 2:26 pm

Look people, it is posted in EVERY clubhouse from rookie ball to the big leagues. NO GAMBLING! If you do you are banned. Yes he belongs in the HOF. Does he deserve it? NOPE. He made a choice and now he can die with it. Hang with em.

jimmyjelly BFE, PA
12/08/12 2:05 pm

You should be aloud to gamble your entire pay on your OWN team. If you bet against. That is another story.

PartyFree Nowhere in Particular
12/08/12 2:04 pm

However, my understanding is that the HOF ruled that anyone receiving a lifetime ban from baseball would be permanently ineligible for induction into the HOF. That would mean Pete Rose would still be ineligible after his death.

jimmyjelly BFE, PA
12/08/12 2:03 pm

You liked yourself. You suck.

jimmyjelly BFE, PA
12/08/12 2:02 pm

He never bet against his own team right? That would be unacceptable.
Let him in.

Weave77 Indianapolis
12/08/12 2:00 pm

You get elected to the Hall of Fame based upon how good you were as a player (or manager), not your extracurricular activities. I'm sure many players who did illegal/unsavory things are enshrined in the Hall. His numbers & accomplishments speak for themselves and more than qualify him... let him in.

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
12/08/12 1:16 pm

Nope. Not real. He should be banished. Cheaters don't count.

fmm Philadelphia suburb
12/08/12 1:12 pm

his accomplishments warrant being in the HOF ...... his ban is a LIFETIME ban, not a ban for all eternity

12/08/12 12:59 pm

Pete Rose should be in the All as a player not as a manager.

mstar1 Saint Cloud
12/08/12 12:51 pm

Unlike Bonds who juiced to be good, Rose did it on skill and merit, and as such he deserves a hall of fame induction. Had he cheated to get the stats, I'd say no way, but he didn't. His poor morals and ethics don't negate his pure talent for the game and he should be recognized for it.

mstar1 Saint Cloud
12/08/12 12:49 pm

Induction into the Hall of Fame is based on your accomplishments & contribution to the game of baseball. He was an amazing player who achieved greatness on the field. He deserves to be in the Hall of Fame because he was one of the best to ever play the game. He didn't cheat to win or be great.

DunkinFrunk Austin area, Texas
12/08/12 12:22 pm

I just mentioned Pete in the Barry Bonds post

12/08/12 12:16 pm

Nothing he did was real? Seriously? So the Major League leading 4,256 hits, 3,562 games played, 14,053 at bats, 3 World Series rings, three batting titles, one MVP, 2 gold gloves, rookie of the year award, and 17 all star games weren't real? You're an idiot.

TheOnEdgePro Area 52
12/08/12 12:10 pm

Well... Technically.... He is FAMOUS because of his baseball career. So maybe he should be imducted into the hall of FAME.

ladyniner81 I hate people
12/08/12 12:06 pm

isn't there alcoholics, drug addicts, juicers, and other sorts of criminality in there? besides Rose was one of the best players out there..

Malekithe Lets go Rangers
12/08/12 11:47 am

He broke the rule that cannot be broken.