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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 3:37 pm
 


stratos wrote:
Okay time for a bit of Black Sox 1919. Read the article and then watch the video. Good Canadian connection mentioned.

http://msn.foxsports.com/buzzer/story/f ... und-050214


Thanks but I was hoping they'd find something that exonerated Shoeless Joe Jackson because from what I can glean he wasn't part of the scandal and just got caught up in it.

IMO he should be in the HOF along with Pete Rose because it should be the you may be a horrible human being but you were a great ball player that makes the decisions final. So, unless they start enforcing their morals on all the inductees past and present it's wrong to pick and choose who goes in based on their digressions and that includes Pete Rose for betting on Baseball, Barry Bonds for juicing which BTW was legal and Joe Jackson for having the wrong friends and teammates.

Hell, if they let Ty Cobb, the greatest player of all time and these guys in why not Shoeless Joe, Pete Rose and even Bonds?

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Ty Cobb is undoubtedly the first and easiest person to look at. At one time Cobb held about forty offensive records in baseball which is no small feat, but that does not mean his life and career are not in question. In 1912 at Hilltop park in New York, Cobb went twelve rows into the stands to beat a heckler with great vigor. It happened the man was handicapped but Cobb continued the attack ever after this was made evident to him. Cobb was suspended indefinitely by then Commissioner Ban Johnson who was in attendance and saw the attack. The indefinite ban only lasted ten days. Love Cobb or hate him, he drew fans and money is the bottom line in business
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And saying Joe and Pete are being kept out because of gambling on Baseball is a load of crap because they let John McGraw in:

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Hall of Fame manager John McGraw of the then New York Giants was involved in a bribery scandal to try to help insure victory over the Cubs in the National League championship. As the story goes he had team doctor Robert Creamer attempt to make a pay off to umpire Bill Klem prior to the 1908 game. Creamer did in fact attempt this and Klem reported it to the commissioner. Creamer was banned from baseball for life, but nobody knows what the truth of the matter was as the almost iconic McGraw went unscathed. The hearing was closed to the public and press and no notes were even taken. As legend has it the trial was actually nothing more than McGraw being asked if he was involved, to which he answered no, ending the inquiry there
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http://mandyf.wordpress.com/2012/08/06/ ... l-of-fame/

So, to keep people out because of their off field antics but let some in even after horrific on field antics is hypocrisy to the highest degree and just to put things into perspective I hate Pete Rose with a pathological passion. :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 7:55 pm
 


stratos wrote:
DanSC wrote:
As long as we don't talk about the sorry state of the Dodgers.


Well they could be Houston. :lol:


Houston :?: :?: where the heck is that problem city :lol: :lol:


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