Baseball has taken a harsh stance on players betting and for good reason.
Still Rose never bet against his own team and he always gave it all he had. Yes kick him out of the game but leave his records, he earned them fair and square.
Pete did not use drugs. It was all heart.
If only Pete had been a Democrat politician he would not have had any problems. I think he has been punished far beyond his crimes.
After Rose is dead, the rehabilitation will start.
Seeing Pete selling his wares at a sports store on the Vega$ strip is sad enough. But this is just too much. Charlie Hustle played the game the way it was supposed to be played.
Fans should decide, not Topps.
Rose’s records are legitimate and shouldn’t be ignored. There is a case to be made for his exclusion from the Hall, but even the Hall of Fame lists his records and achievements, he just isn’t enshrined.
...and as time has passed, IMHO, the veteran’s committee should consider him in light of the steroid era.
Look. We all know that Pete Rose is an asshole. But we all also know that he belongs in the HOF. Cut the sanctimonious bullshit and put him there.
This is all going to make Pete rose’s cards worth more than all the rest combined.
These idiots must have been educated at the same University (Wisconsin Superior) that feels it’s unfair to be white.
Anyone with a Pete Rose card, your wealth has been increased by these idiots.
This is all about race.
Good God! All the man did was gamble, it’s not like he murdered anybody.
TOPPS, MLB, need to get a life.
Well I hope for his sake he gets in to the HOF. Everytime I am in Vegas he is doing autograph sessions at either Caesars or like 20 minutes ago when I waved at him at Mandalay Bay. He was by himself and did not look happy at all.
You would think he punched Rihanna or something.
Sad state of affairs when you can't bet on your own team to win !
Exactly. Something stupid that he did as a coach should not erase his records as a player. The fact that the hall of fame will never touch him and his caricature of a public image is punishment enough.
For crying out loud, he bet on baseball, he didn’t bugger the commissioner’s pet goat.
Leave him alone, he’s paid enough.
Just makes his cards all the more valuable.......