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Rose & McGwire - Double Standard?

Discussion in 'Colosseum' started by Blades of Vanatar, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. Aldeth the Foppish Idiot

    Aldeth the Foppish Idiot Armed with My Mallet O' Thinking Veteran

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    If it isn't tested for, there was no "proof" that any individual player did it. Yes, the bulging muscles of McGuire, Sosa, Bonds, et al, were all signs, but it's hard to ban or suspend someone based on suspicion alone.

    OTOH, betting on baseball is like the #1 rule in the sport. If you do that, you're done. You have every right to disagree with the way that rule is handled, but it's not "new" in any sense of the phrase.
     
  2. Blades of Vanatar

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    The proof is coming out now. They have test results of many players that tested positive. And the PEDs were a prohibited substance when they wre tested, testing just wan't a mandatory thing at the time. Many speak of Integrity when it comes to betting and that is the main reason Rose is out. That standard should also be applied to the PED users. Bottome line, they destroyed the Integrity of the game for all time. Pete didn't.
     
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    But the punishment for betting on baseball is banned for life. The (current) punishment for taking PEDs is a suspension. It's fine to say you think those who took PEDs should also be banned for life, but that in no way excuses Rose.
     
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    IT's not an excuse for Rose, I am advocating that his punishment is too harsh. It's time to change it. Throwing games to make money on them is what should get a player banned, not betting on your own team. You can't insure a win for your team. If you could, you would be the greatest baseball mind ever. It's not a well-thought rule and needs to be changed.
     
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