Bud Selig, it's Time to Man Up!

>> Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Commissioners in today's sports world seem to relish in their suspension power (i.e. Roger Goodell) and Bud Selig is no different than the rest of the power hungry dictators. Selig continues to punish one of the greatest players the game of baseball has ever seen, even a couple of decades later!

Sure, gambling on sports is a heinous offense, but it happens everyday and goes UNNOTICED. You think Pete Rose was the first or the last to ever bet on sports while playing? Doubtful. The man has apologized and omitted to his offenses and its time he has his statue bronzed and placed in its rightful location, Cooperstown.

Quit being a punk ass bitch, Bud. Man up. Let Pete in the damn Hall of Fame!


Varney July 28, 2009 at 8:06 PM  

Well I agree and disagree with you Lux. I do agree that the commissioners are power hungry and love dishing out what they can. And I agree that betting in sports goes unnoticed more than we can imagine. Though Rose did admit it and the book he put out a few years ago just to make more money is what's really shooting him in the foot. I don't believe the veterns would vote him in since that would be the vote instead. He does have some friends like Hank Aaron that would vote for him, but I'd say your looking at most would vote to keep him out...just an opinion.

Brett July 29, 2009 at 9:34 AM  

If Pete Rose isn't in the Hall of Fame, there is no Hall of Fame in my mind. I have personally driven by the HoF in Cooperstown, NY at least three times in my life. I would love to go in, but it's my own personal vendetta against the power hungry HoF committee, and that SOB Bud Selig. Needless to say, I just drive by wondering if I'll ever see the day that the HoF will be whole. They've let George Brett(Pine Tar) among others with all kinds of personal issues. I'm with Pete, give me 200 on the Reds.

Derrick July 29, 2009 at 4:15 PM  

I have to disagree, Varney. You know I'm not a huge baseball fan, but I do still keep up with the ins and outs, and I just don't see how they could keep him out. Eventually, you're going to see people grow lenient on the steroids issue and those players will begin to get in, but are we still going to keep Rose out then?

Put him in, put an asterisk beside his name and tell his story about how he bet on baseball. You could have a whole damn exhibit on the workings of Mr. Rose.

Varney July 29, 2009 at 6:44 PM  

I just can't see them letting him in...I think if he is reinstated and becomes eligible then he doesn't get a regular vote like they go through now. On steroids, I don't know that your going to see a huge number get in, should McGuire? Bonds? hell even A-Roid when his time comes and they are gonna find reasons to argue why each should or shouldn't get in.

And, not that im defending the man, but Selig didn't ban Rose, the outgoing commissioner did in '89. He did agree to the ban of permanent ineligibility...but again you can make the arguement that he said he didn't bet on the reds. In the end there is no gray area...