punturere wrote:I was reading the Rose thread and someone said he shouldn't be allowed back because he cheated and lied to baseball fans. And what about Sosa? He should be banned from baseball. I think using a corked bat is worse than betting. However, Sosa got a suspension of a few games and now is portrayed by some part of the media as a victim and the rest of the media seems to have forgotten all about that incident. I don't get it.
A sign hangs in every major league clubhouse. It reads:
"Any player, umpire, or club or league official or employee, who shall bet any sum whatsoever upon any baseball game in connection with which the bettor has a duty to perform shall be declared permanently ineligible."
That's it, short and simple. Pete broke this rule and he's out. Period. There is no such rule for corking a bat.
Eternal vigilance is the price of integrity.