Nomar4prez wrote:I don't really want to get into this, b/c I know I will never win, but gambling is AN ADDICTION! Its the same as substance abuse. Sometimes, it grows out of a person's control, and they can't handle it. It is impossible to fight it, and these type of people NEED HELP! I have an alcoholic Uncle, and I've seen him want to put down a beer, but instead drink 5 or 6 more. Its sad, and its simply a psycological thing that can't be controlled. Ya, its horribly wrong, and yes, he should be punished, but banned for life? Give me a break!
All opinions are welcomed, and I won't tear you down about it or anything. I do have a question though.
If gambling is an addiction (which I don't believe), why not bet on a different sport? Bets can be placed on anything, so why bet on baseball?
I have said all the way through that he should be out of everything IF
he bet on a team that he was managing or playing for.
The best part about Gambling is winning(which I did last night, winning $23.00 at a local poker game), so why wouldn't you bet on the thing you knew most about, which for Pete Rose, would of been Baseball. I'm not saying its right at all, but, to quote a football head coach, "You play to win the game!...you play to win the game!"