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If Pete Rose can't be in the HoF why can Bonds?

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Re: If Pete Rose can't be in the HoF why can Bonds?

Postby bigh0rt » Sun Jul 08, 2007 1:21 pm

Because Pete Rose bet on baseball and Barry Bonds didn't?
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Re: If Pete Rose can't be in the HoF why can Bonds?

Postby bdrotoronto » Sun Jul 08, 2007 1:26 pm

I think it is because Rose broke the letter of the rules, whereas Bonds only broke the spirit of the rules.
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Re: If Pete Rose can't be in the HoF why can Bonds?

Postby YerInUrine » Sun Jul 08, 2007 1:43 pm

I didn't know Rose banned himself, looking back when I was younger it looked as if Rose was crying, trying to get into the HoF. What was all the controversy about a few years back?... It shouldn't have even been a topic if he took himself out of the race.
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Re: If Pete Rose can't be in the HoF why can Bonds?

Postby Tavish » Sun Jul 08, 2007 2:07 pm

YerInUrine wrote:I didn't know Rose banned himself, looking back when I was younger it looked as if Rose was crying, trying to get into the HoF. What was all the controversy about a few years back?... It shouldn't have even been a topic if he took himself out of the race.


Rose had the opportunity to apply for reinstatement. His crying is because his appeal was and continues to be denied.
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Re: If Pete Rose can't be in the HoF why can Bonds?

Postby PlayingWithFire » Sun Jul 08, 2007 2:14 pm

kentx12 wrote:I have compared Bonds to Rose a few times. I believe there situations will be similar. Bonds IMO will never get into the HOF as well he shouldnt and I dont believe Rose will ever get in either at least I hope not. So in a perfect world when people travel to Cooperstown NY. to see the HOF inducties each year they will pass the 2 most pathetic figuers in MLB history sitting in a little booth selling autographs thinking to thereselves what if we had of only done it the right way.


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Re: If Pete Rose can't be in the HoF why can Bonds?

Postby HOOTIE » Sun Jul 08, 2007 3:40 pm

kentx12 wrote:So in a perfect world when people travel to Cooperstown NY. to see the HOF inducties each year they will pass the 2 most pathetic figuers in MLB history sitting in a little booth selling autographs thinking to thereselves what if we had of only done it the right way.


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Re: If Pete Rose can't be in the HoF why can Bonds?

Postby BravesGuy » Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:34 am

Oatsdad wrote:Betting in baseball is the MAJOR sin - they regard it as the worst possible offense. You do that, you're gone - no ifs, ands or buts.

It shouldnt be. Taking steroids should be the MAJOR sin.

Pete just has more balls than Bonds and was man enough to admit his mistakes.
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Re: If Pete Rose can't be in the HoF why can Bonds?

Postby mweir145 » Mon Jul 09, 2007 1:08 am

BravesGuy wrote:
Oatsdad wrote:Betting in baseball is the MAJOR sin - they regard it as the worst possible offense. You do that, you're gone - no ifs, ands or buts.

It shouldnt be. Taking steroids should be the MAJOR sin.

Why? You think betting on their own sport is something the pros should be doing, specifically in games involving their own teams? That would be chaos, and I would question the legitimacy of the league itself. I've also tried to understand how what Pete Rose did is generally accepted by baseball fans right now, while PED use (a constant in baseball for 50 years) is hugely frowned upon. Could you explain that to me?

And if PED use ever became a "major sin" in the game, then you'd have to pull a ton of games out of the HOF right now. Do you really want to open that pandora's box?

Pete just has more balls than Bonds and was man enough to admit his mistakes.

Yeah, that Pete Rose, he's all guts. What with denying what he did for 15 years, and then changing his story on a book publicity tour to make some money.
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Re: If Pete Rose can't be in the HoF why can Bonds?

Postby Ender » Mon Jul 09, 2007 1:13 am

If all else fails there is that small detail that Rose was caught and Bonds really hasn't been yet. While anyone with even an ounce of honesty knows Bonds did steroids there still hasn't really been conclusive public proof that he did it.
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Re: If Pete Rose can't be in the HoF why can Bonds?

Postby CadensDad » Mon Jul 09, 2007 5:56 am

I thought this was America....... Innocent until proven guilty..... Besides we want to start really digging at people? Let's search Roger Clemens and some other of our favorites. the truth hurts so lets not go there
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