Originally Posted by andylover_16
he was a great player right?..who had problems with gambling..doesnt that run along the line of seperating your personal life from your career as a player..i dont know..is it any different than if you cheated on your wife?
yes, because cheating on your wife doesn't go against the rules of your sport. whereas gambling on baseball is prohibited if you are involved in the baseball team.
I haven't made up my mind on this one (even though there has been plenty of time, lol!) His great accomplishments are still great accomplishments, even with the gambling issue taken into consideration. On the other hand, surely there should be a standard of conduct for professionals in any field...
It will be up to the people in the Hall of Fame to decide. It's as much about their standards as it is about Pete Rose.