Pete Rose says he should have been an alcoholic or beat his wife

Pete Rose is once again whining about something that is completely his fault

8/12/13 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

Blog Photo - Pete Rose says he should have been an alcoholic or beat his wifeOnce again, Pete Rose is whining about the fact that he received a lifetime ban from baseball, despite breaking the sport's cardinal rule AND agreeing to the ban.

On a recent radio appearance, Rose bemoaned the fact that he chose the wrong vice:
 
"And to be honest with you, I picked the wrong vice. I should have picked alcohol. I should have picked drugs or I should have picked up beating up my wife or girlfriend because if you do those three, you get a second chance. They haven’t given too many gamblers a second chances in the world of baseball."

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to poke holes in Rose's logic.

I wonder if Pete realizes it's possible to be a Hall of Fame caliber player without any of those vices.

Sure, there are alcoholics, drug abusers, and wife beaters in the Hall of Fame. Of course no one would ever justify those actions. That still doesn't really relate to Rose's situation in any way, shape or form.

The thing is, there was already a precedent for gambling in baseball. The players involved in the Chicago Black Sox scandal were all banned for life, and even Joe Jackson, who didn't participate yet knew about the scandal, is still banned years after his death.

So Rose should have known before he ever placed a single bet that this could potentially be his fate.

Choosing a different vice wouldn't make Rose any better of a human being. Even if he were to have beaten his wife or girlfriend instead, that Hall of Fame plaque wouldn't make him a better person.

It's time for Rose to just suck it up and disappear into oblivion. The more he speaks, the less sympathetic of a figure he becomes.
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8/14/13   |   VolcomSteel   |   10 respect

He is a moron, hes like the black sheep of baseball

8/12/13   |   ML31   |   3671 respect

What Rose and other Rose apologists also seem to be oblivious to is that Rose would be in the Hall today even WITH gambling on MLB games had he simply not done one thing...  NOT BET ON REDS GAMES HE WAS INVOLVED IN!!!!!!!!

He could have wagered on any other game and received a mere one year suspension.   Which makes him even more of an idiot.