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BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Should Pete Rose be in the Hall of Fame?


Instead, watch this video of Barry Bonds (150 pounds less before steroids) and Deion Sanders (pre-corrupt charter school founder) attempt to dunk a basketball like me and Drew Franklin would.

But if you want to talk about Pete Rose breaking the most straightforward rule in baseball, go ahead slackers.

Article written by Bryan the Intern

18 Comments for BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Should Pete Rose be in the Hall of Fame?

  1. dd
    9:13 am June 23, 2015 Permalink

    best BTI post in a while

    • Sylvar
      10:42 am June 23, 2015 Permalink

      No lie. this may be his best work ever.

  2. CatsBy80
    9:26 am June 23, 2015 Permalink

    i expect a plethora of comments on this post today… for the record, i think Pete should be in the hall, but I don’t think he ever will.

  3. lexslamman
    9:29 am June 23, 2015 Permalink

    I’m still a proponent of putting Rose in the Hall, along with McGuire, Bonds, Sosa, and whoever else is worthy of the asterisk era. Their serious mistakes don’t diminish their accomplishments.

  4. Dusty Baker
    9:31 am June 23, 2015 Permalink

    An argument can be made that he broke the rule while managing which should not keep him from being inducted in the hall as a player. Should Hall of Fame managers not get inducted if their playing careers werent worthy of the hall of fame?

  5. CatsfaninFL
    9:42 am June 23, 2015 Permalink

    He pretty much broke a rule that says ‘if you do this you’re blackballed’. I know gambling can be an addiction, but it’s not like he broke some questionable gray-area rule. If you’re going to go back on it and put him in, do it after he is dead. He still gets recognition but his penalty is never getting to see it happen.

  6. DavidPat
    9:42 am June 23, 2015 Permalink

    Oh ye without fault be the first to throw the curve ball!

  7. 450 lb Cat
    9:47 am June 23, 2015 Permalink

    BTI always great to hear you on the radio with Lachlan

  8. cracka
    9:53 am June 23, 2015 Permalink

    here’s a thought: let’s pretend Richie Farmer was a really good basketball player … then he became a corrupt politician (this you don’t have to pretend) … do you want his jersey hanging from the rafters?

    • millwooded
      1:41 pm June 23, 2015 Permalink

      if his transgressions happened while he was playing the game, of course i would want his jersey yanked from the rafters. OJ is still in the HOF , but it would never have happened if he committed his crimes while he was playing…rose, on the other hand, was caught while he was still active in his sport as a player/manager.

  9. Cary harrison
    4:39 pm June 23, 2015 Permalink

    There is something called “the integrity of the game”…….if you let Pete in……you have to let in every lying cheating steroid eating pretender that’s out there. If you want Pete in then you should examine your own character because then cheating is ok with you……….then the game is done as “America’s game” …..and I think it still is America’s game.
    If you let Pete cheat…….let them all cheat.

  10. Cincyfan
    5:09 pm June 23, 2015 Permalink

    I am a Pete Rose Fan, he is in my Hall of Fame could care less what MLB thinks. I just can’t like the MLB business model and won’t support them in anway way.

  11. chief_cat
    5:25 pm June 23, 2015 Permalink

    The ironic thing to me is that most who argue for keeping Pete out always cite “the integrity of the game” but that went out long ago. From the 1908 John McGraw bribing of an umpire (the team doctor took the blame and the lifetime ban) to the 1998 Sosa-McGwire homerun season, baseball has been riddled with cheaters. The integrity ship of MLB left the port long ago. The Pete Rose ban was the correct decision if looked at through a narrow lens, but it is selective punishment when you consider how many players/managers/owners have been able to escape the MLB “death penalty” despite their repeated transgressions.

    Drop the integrity garbage and put Pete in the HOF for his on field performance, which is among the best ever on the diamond. Otherwise, start cleaning house in the HOF and oust a good number of players who were superb on the field but “lacked integrity” off the field.

  12. catdaddyd
    6:45 pm June 23, 2015 Permalink

    There was an article in Penthouse years ago, I believe 1989. Blew the lid off of the Rose issue. Said he bet on Red’s games etc…Wanted to start dealing coke in an effort to make more gambling money.

  13. Bob
    6:53 pm June 23, 2015 Permalink

    Pete should have been in the hall of fame years ago. Pete was one of the best to ever play the game and he is special he played for my 2 teams Reds and Phillys. He is in my Hall of Fame and to me that’s all that matters .Think if he had been an drug abuser he would be in already? If i could pick out an all time all star team Pete Rose would be on my 1st base playing. he’s the best.