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Old 08-22-2007, 07:12 PM   #1
mlh1981
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Default should Pete Rose be in the hall of fame?

I was driving home and I heard him on a radio interview. Makes me wanna raise the issue to ISH posters. Does he/does he NOT belong in the hall? I personally feel he does. His accomplishments on the field cannot be disputed. His character and integrity can be questioned all day long, but between the lines? Simply one of the greatest of all time. Isn't that what the baseball hall of fame is all about? It's isn't the hall of "ethics and morals." If that were the case, you could remove half the people. Yes, I realize that betting on baseball is a very serious crime, more serious than just about anything in the sports world, but these acts were committed when he was a manager. A lifetime ban from the game for these acts I feel is fair, but not a banishment from the hall of fame.

Thoughts/opinions?
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