Does it really matter if Pete Rose betted as a player?

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Does it really matter if Pete Rose betted as a player? 

Post#1 » by DanielSan » Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:10 pm

We know he betted as a manager, & we found out he did also as a player. But guess what? At the end of the day - WHO THE F**K CARES!?

That's nothing compared to how many number of players are juiced up with HGH & other steroids time & time again (*cough* A-Rod *cough*) & they are still playing. Why don't we just "forgive 'n' forget" & bring back Rose into baseball (& have him enshrined for the HOF), cause he did NOT embarrass the sport as much as he embarrass his own self.
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Re: Does it really matter if Pete Rose betted as a player? 

Post#2 » by Arda K » Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:11 am

league has a long dirty history with gambling, i am sure they care.
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Re: Does it really matter if Pete Rose betted as a player? 

Post#3 » by Higga » Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:05 pm

Yes of course it matters. You bet on your team to lose, you're going to throw the game, manipulating the outcome...you don't see how that couldn't be disastrous?

I think the big thing is, he kept denying it and lying about it for years. If he had just flat out come out and admitted his mistake when it first came out(in the 80s), by now he'd have long been forgiven and probably had his ban removed.
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Re: Does it really matter if Pete Rose betted as a player? 

Post#4 » by Mr. E » Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:43 am

Higga wrote:Yes of course it matters. You bet on your team to lose, you're going to throw the game, manipulating the outcome...you don't see how that couldn't be disastrous?

I think the big thing is, he kept denying it and lying about it for years. If he had just flat out come out and admitted his mistake when it first came out(in the 80s), by now he'd have long been forgiven and probably had his ban removed.


Higga has the right of this.

If he bet on games as a player then it is game over. He bet on his own team. The opposition argument would be that he never bet against his team...but did he bet on his team every game? Did he not bet on his team when he didn't think that they could win?
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Re: Does it really matter if Pete Rose betted as a player? 

Post#5 » by smallgains » Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:28 pm

Even betting on your own team can hurt the team. Trying to stretch a single or a double because of pressure to cover the bet when he could take the safer choice.

It's really a bad idea all around.

A lot still do it, they just use a friend or family member to place the bet. It's naive to think otherwise.
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Re: Does it really matter if Pete Rose betted as a player? 

Post#6 » by Bricks » Mon Feb 1, 2016 9:56 pm

HGH and other enhancement products are used to help win... If 100% of his bets was for the Reds to win than I wouldn't have a problem with his history.
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Re: Does it really matter if Pete Rose betted as a player? 

Post#7 » by Luv those Knicks » Thu May 12, 2016 8:03 am

It's clearly a bad idea. Do I care, personally, no, and should he be forgiven, I think so, but baseball wants to make a tough stand and I get that.

It's kind of a big deal and I get that, but I think what the Cards did spying on the Astros was worse. Stealing signs using a guy with binoculars calling the dugout is worse and nobody's been banned for life over that. Certainly the collusion the owners did to not pay free agents too much - a million times worse than placing a bet on your team. So, I get it, he was in the wrong but my personal feeling is that enough time has passed, let it go. Elect him to the hall and let him back in baseball.
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Re: Does it really matter if Pete Rose betted as a player? 

Post#8 » by ErnieDiGregorio » Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:28 am

no,it doesnt matter

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