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Major League Baseball and its discipline

Posted: August 13, 2013 2:00 a.m.
Updated: August 13, 2013 2:00 a.m.
 

I am not a real big fan of baseball (NFL yes), and I have to comment on its convoluted disciplinary form of punishment for all of the dopers being suspended recently and the suspensions the MLB is handing out currently and in the past.

For all of the doping scandals and suspensions handed out in the many years that they have been testing for foreign substances, I find it to be a very wide double-sided sword.

Pete Rose placed some bets while he was playing (and not even on his own team) and they slapped him with a lifetime suspension.

Now, with all of the doping going on, Major League Baseball gives players — or at least some of them — two and sometimes three or four chances to square themselves away.

It keeps slapping them on the rear end and saying they are bad boys and please don’t do it again — while Pete Rose placed a few bets, has so many thousands of fans, and what does he get? A lifetime suspension.

Sounds like favoritism and politics to me.

Dopers are the worst of the worst as far as I am concerned. I am not saying that Pete Rose should not have been punished, but a lifetime suspension?

His was truly a case where they should have patted him on the rear and said, "Pete, you were a bad boy, go forth and don’t do it again or we will really come down on you the next time" — as they do with most of the dopers.

Put Pete Rose in the Hall of Fame and send the dopers packing.

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