Nomar4prez wrote:But don't you agree its a little messed up that for betting on baseball, your banned for life, but for driving while drunk you get around 3 months(Maine Law, which have the second harshest(?) OUI laws)?
I agree that some laws and rules don't make sense but it is up to the players to abide by the rules, as stupid as they may or may not be. Betting on baseball and/or on your own team messes with the integrity of the game.
If I take a job and they say that is I get caught wearing black shoes, I will be fired, then I have a choice, no matter how dumb that is. I can either wear another color or I can be fired. Dumb rule but it's my choice. He had a choice. He could either bet on baseball or he could still be in the game. It was determined that he bet on baseball. No matter whether I agree or not, he made that choice.