|Posted: 20 January 2020 at 4:44am | IP Logged | 3
Yeah, baseball owners seem to have made "gambling" the one thing they have put their stamp of 100% zero tolerance on.
The Black Sox were all acquitted in a court of law, but since gambling was pervasive for years in baseball Landis set out to send a message to all to clean it up.
Rose, by all accounts, when he did bet on his team, it was to win.
This type of cheating has affected a lot of jobs and confidences. The owners need to get with the Players Union and grow some balls.
Myself, I've been growing farther away from present day baseball since the advent of SABRE metrics, over shifting and specialization to the n'th degree.
Heck, when Miguel Cabrera won the Triple Crown a few years back, there was a movement that said he shouldn't win the MVP because his WAR wasn't high enough.