Betting on baseball as a manager is a really bad idea and the guy should be banned.
Say you bet on the game and you are down 4 runs in the 7th inning. Are you still going all out and pitching your best guys or are you throwing the end of the bullpen to get you through and onto the next game Like a normal manager? There are so many decisions that a normal manager would make differently that if the manager has big money on the game.
Now where it gets really bad. What if Rose started losing and owing the bookie favors? Maybe he doesn't bet against him but he needs to take a dive to get out of a hole with the bookie.
As for HGH and steroids in baseball. Nobody cared. Absolutely nobody cared. http://content.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1881350-2,00.html
Here is the basis of the article
Baseball was awash in goodwill, national attention and money like it had not seen in many years. The Los Angeles Dodgers garishly flaunted such largesse after that season by giving Kevin Brown, a pitcher soon to turn 34 years old, an age when players traditionally had neared retirement as their bodies gave out, a seven-year contract worth $105 million, sweetening the deal with private jet service back and forth from his Georgia home.
That same winter, with the party raging at full throttle, one man rose up and basically announced the whole damn thing was a fraud. Rick Helling, a 27-year-old righthanded pitcher and the players' representative for the Texas Rangers, stood up at the winter meeting of the Executive Board of the Major League Baseball Players Association and made an announcement. He told his fellow union leaders that steroid use by ballplayers had grown rampant and was corrupting the game.
"There is this problem with steroids," Helling told them. "It's happening. It's real. And it's so prevalent that guys who aren't doing it are feeling pressure to do it because they're falling behind. It's not a level playing field. We've got to figure out a way to address it.
"It's a bigger deal than people think. It's noticeable enough that it's creating an uneven playing field. What really bothers me is that it's gotten so out of hand that guys are feeling pressure to do it. It's one thing to be a cheater, to be somebody who doesn't care whether it's right or wrong. But it's another thing when other guys feel like they have to do it just to keep up. And that's what's happening. And I don't feel like this is the right way to go."
What Helling had just done was the equivalent of turning up all the lights, clicking off the music and announcing the party was over. "He was the first guy," David Cone said, "who had the guts to stand up at a union meeting and say that in front of everybody and put pressure on it."
There was only one way for baseball to react to this kind of whistleblowing: Crank the music back up and keep the party rolling.
The union was having too much fun and making too much money to pay much attention to Helling's warning. It was far easier and financially prudent to ignore the issue, to assume that Helling was an alarmist prone to exaggerating, and to make sure everyone involved knew as little as possible about players injecting hard-core steroids into their asses. Don't ask, don't tell and don't care was the unwritten code of the day.
"What really bothered me was there were plenty of good guys, good people, who were feeling the pressure to cheat because it had become so prevalent," Helling said. "I firmly believed at the time that it was an unlevel playing field. I was trying to find a way to do something about it. Make it as fair of a game as possible. Play it the right way.
Everybody points to Bonds as the face of the steroid era but he did not even use them until after Rick Helling stood up at a winter meeting executive board and stated that Steroids are out of control and they need to be stopped. To which the executive board brushed him aside and told him to shut up.
Bonds seeing everyone else use steroids and knowing he is the the better player basically looked at all the chumps using steroids and said "hold my beer and watch this" .
I think it is outrageous that the media and ownership that profited from the players doing steroids and promoted them even as McGwire had them noticeably in his locker during interviews are now keeping those same players that brought the game back and made them so much money out of the Hall of Fame.
If you don't want players doing steroids and going to ruin the players legacy do it in real time. Not 15 years after the fact when the biggest dick head in the game demolishes every record you hold dear.