Thursday, September 29, 2016

Pete Rose petitions Hall of Fame for inclusion on ballot

Pete Rose petitions Hall of Fame for inclusion on ballot

There is really nothing to be done about Pete's lifetime ban from baseball. He knew the rules on gambling; he knew the penalties; and he broke the rules anyway. Every commissioner to rule on this has done so correctly, because there are only two ways around the ban: either (1) the rule is a bad rule and should be changed; or (2) the rule should apply to everyone in the world except Pete Rose. Neither of those claims can be defended, so the ban must stand.

The Hall of Fame, however, is an independent organization with its own rules. The Hall's directors fairly recently (about 25 years ago) determined that a ban from baseball automatically results in a ban from the Hall. They made the rule AFTER Pete was banned by Giamatti, so it was basically created just for him, and they can just as easily unmake it.

1 comment:

  1. Plus Rose already has a ton of stuff in the Hall. He's got as much stuff in there as almost anyone.

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