baseball_playa18 wrote:betting on the game is wrong, but so is doing drugs, domestic abuse and things of that nature which have been committed by other members of the Hall. Pete is no worse and is actually a lot better than a lot of the player in it
I should really dig up our old arguments about this.
Yes, in the grand scale of things, Pete Rose is not worse than a man who beats his wife.
However, as far as baseball is concerned, the greatest sin is gambling on the game. And gambling on your own team when you have inside knowledge, the power to affect your team's performance? That's why it's different.
It is baseball's greatest sin, not humanity's.