Author Topic: Pete Rose: 'I've Been Led to Believe That America Is a Forgiving Country'  (Read 317 times)

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Offline Machiavelli

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Personally, I would like to see the ban against Pete Rose lifted. I would like to see him reinstated. I would also like to see him elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

William Bigelow
Breitbart Sports
August 21, 2014

In a touching interview with Jeremy Schaap of ESPN, Pete Rose spoke of the reasons why he gambled on baseball, acknowledging he made a terrible mistake when he gambled and also erred in signing away his future when he was suspended. Prompted by Schaap, he concluded with a plea to Bud Selig to let him back in the game for which he has such a passion.

Video: Jeremy Schaap interviews Pete Rose on ESPN: Rose Opens Up About Lifetime Ban, Regrets
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Compared to sports figures that were/are wife beaters, rapists, drug users, various cheaters, assorted thugs, Pete Rose's indiscretions were moderate.

I say put him in the Hall of Fame, for his performance in the game itself. Use an asterisk for his personal behavior.

"God must love the common man, he made so many of them.�  Abe Lincoln

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I've never liked the guy.  Never.  But he and Selig need to talk.
For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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