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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-24-07 02:46 PM
Response to Reply #38
45. It does when it leads fans to think
Edited on Tue Jul-24-07 02:49 PM by Oeditpus Rex
"Is he doping?" when someone has an above-average season.

Edit to add: In contrast, I've never heard anyone say not seriously, anyway "They must've bet against themselves" when a ball club loses a game to an opponent with a lesser record.

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  -Pete Rose vs. Barry Bonds - who committed the worse crimes against baseball LynneSin  Jul-24-07 12:08 PM   #0 
  - I knew I shoulda bought Jiffy Pop stock  Oeditpus Rex   Jul-24-07 12:11 PM   #1 
  - You want to make money - buy the machine!  LynneSin   Jul-24-07 12:12 PM   #2 
     - Then I'd hafta work  Oeditpus Rex   Jul-24-07 12:14 PM   #3 
        - You can set up the profit margin on the popcorn that would allow you to  LynneSin   Jul-24-07 12:15 PM   #5 
           - You seem to know this stuff  Oeditpus Rex   Jul-24-07 12:17 PM   #7 
              - Are you sure you're a democratic?  LynneSin   Jul-24-07 12:18 PM   #8 
  - Pete's ban is right. Bond's lack of a ban is wrong.  JVS   Jul-24-07 12:14 PM   #4 
  - I don't care if Rose can never manage in baseball again  LynneSin   Jul-24-07 12:17 PM   #6 
     - Why Ruth?  Oeditpus Rex   Jul-24-07 12:18 PM   #9 
     - You ain't wrong.  ohiosmith   Jul-24-07 12:19 PM   #10 
     - What rules of MLB did Cobb and Ruth break?  JVS   Jul-24-07 12:22 PM   #12 
     - No arms? Shooting people?  Oeditpus Rex   Jul-24-07 12:34 PM   #21 
        - I thought his mother shot his abusive father  Maccagirl   Jul-24-07 12:49 PM   #27 
     - Pete Rose used performance enhancing drugs as well...  IndianaJones   Jul-24-07 12:23 PM   #13 
        - That was Pete Rose Jr.  LynneSin   Jul-24-07 12:24 PM   #15 
           - Incorrect...Rose admitted in an interview to using amphetamines...  IndianaJones   Jul-24-07 12:26 PM   #17 
              - Anyone who doesn't is pretty ignorant  Oeditpus Rex   Jul-24-07 12:37 PM   #22 
              - Seriously  LynneSin   Jul-24-07 12:40 PM   #23 
              - Why has the use of amphetamine been banned from Olympic competition...  IndianaJones   Jul-24-07 12:45 PM   #26 
              - I will not argue that you are correct about the effects of one being...  IndianaJones   Jul-24-07 12:41 PM   #25 
              - First we're talking baseball - not Olympics  LynneSin   Jul-24-07 12:51 PM   #28 
              - Baseball only recently banned steroids as well as amphetamines as performance enhancers...  IndianaJones   Jul-24-07 12:57 PM   #30 
              - Caffeine in sufficient amounts  Oeditpus Rex   Jul-24-07 01:33 PM   #34 
                 - There are certainly levels to many violations...  IndianaJones   Jul-24-07 02:20 PM   #40 
                    - The question is the one you posed before that  Oeditpus Rex   Jul-24-07 02:44 PM   #44 
                       - But amphetamines are accorded a different penalty system...  IndianaJones   Jul-24-07 03:03 PM   #46 
                          - I'm still waiting for evidence  Oeditpus Rex   Jul-24-07 03:31 PM   #49 
                             - I believe the evidence is easy to find through simple web search..  IndianaJones   Jul-24-07 04:05 PM   #54 
                                - That isn't the nature of the argument  Oeditpus Rex   Jul-24-07 04:29 PM   #57 
                                   - I have acknowledged there are degrees....  IndianaJones   Jul-25-07 08:18 AM   #75 
              - To be completely accurate, ampetamine decrease fatigue, increase concentration...  IndianaJones   Jul-24-07 01:09 PM   #31 
              - A lot of ball players in the seventies were using speed.  driver8   Jul-24-07 08:35 PM   #73 
                 - Not singling Rose out, just comparing the reaction to players...  IndianaJones   Jul-25-07 08:20 AM   #76 
  - I dont give a shit if someone bet  Dragonbreathp9d   Jul-24-07 12:20 PM   #11 
  - I don't care if he bet on his team to WIN  JustABozoOnThisBus   Jul-24-07 01:55 PM   #37 
     - There is still a conflict of interests  JVS   Jul-24-07 03:36 PM   #50 
        - Same point I was going to make  pokerfan   Jul-24-07 05:02 PM   #63 
  - Why do you not include Rose's use of amphetamines as a performance enhancer? nt.  IndianaJones   Jul-24-07 12:24 PM   #14 
  - Because Pete Rose is white  JVS   Jul-24-07 12:25 PM   #16 
  - If this was Mark Magwire chasing the record I'd have the same exact issue  LynneSin   Jul-24-07 12:41 PM   #24 
     - I was joshing Lynne  JVS   Jul-24-07 03:16 PM   #47 
  - What - for taking what he thought was diet pills  LynneSin   Jul-24-07 12:26 PM   #19 
     - So Rose's claims of ignorance in taking a performance enhancing drug...  IndianaJones   Jul-24-07 12:29 PM   #20 
  - Both are valid...and I never thought I'd say it, but the one that's worse  reyd reid reed   Jul-24-07 12:26 PM   #18 
  - much as i don't want bonds to break the record, i have to say rose  bertha katzenengel   Jul-24-07 12:52 PM   #29 
  - Rose wasn't a cheat  LostinVA   Jul-24-07 01:10 PM   #32 
  - Oh but he took DIET PILLS  LynneSin   Jul-24-07 01:22 PM   #33 
  - Actually he took amphetamines, prescribed illegally by a doctor...  IndianaJones   Jul-24-07 02:22 PM   #41 
  - Yes, he was  Oeditpus Rex   Jul-24-07 01:48 PM   #36 
     - And aside from the cheating issue, which I think is sufficient to keep him out of the hall...  Shakespeare   Jul-24-07 04:14 PM   #55 
        - Fosse was blocking the plate without the ball  Oeditpus Rex   Jul-24-07 04:25 PM   #56 
           - Not only do people get hurt in sports, they get banned and that's fucking life  JVS   Jul-24-07 04:32 PM   #58 
           - Wow, harsh much? Every catcher doing his job blocks the plate.  Shakespeare   Jul-24-07 04:33 PM   #59 
              - I hope the next baseball commisioner ends this controversy by shooting Rose...  JVS   Jul-24-07 04:35 PM   #60 
              - It's against baseball's rules to block the plate without the ball  Oeditpus Rex   Jul-24-07 04:48 PM   #61 
                 - I'm well aware of the rules of baseball.  Shakespeare   Jul-24-07 04:58 PM   #62 
                    - Obviously, we have differing opinions on how baseball is supposed to be played  Oeditpus Rex   Jul-24-07 05:15 PM   #66 
                       - Understood, and I have no problem with that.  Shakespeare   Jul-24-07 05:19 PM   #68 
  - Here's the answer...  madinmaryland   Jul-24-07 01:47 PM   #35 
  - I'm gonna fix DE tolls so you have to pay TRIPLE just for that damn picture  LynneSin   Jul-24-07 02:03 PM   #39 
     - Heh heh heh!!1!! ....  madinmaryland   Jul-24-07 02:36 PM   #42 
  - As the NBA ref betting on games shows, gambling calls into  chieftain   Jul-24-07 02:03 PM   #38 
  - It does when it leads fans to think  Oeditpus Rex   Jul-24-07 02:46 PM   #45 
  - I was going to say Rose because of his hair. But by your criiterion, it's Bonds. Clearly.  Rabrrrrrr   Jul-24-07 02:40 PM   #43 
  - The single worst crime was committed by Bill Buckner.  flvegan   Jul-24-07 03:19 PM   #48 
  - I have to go with Bonds on this one.  EOO   Jul-24-07 03:40 PM   #51 
  - Las Vegas has a professional baseball team  Oeditpus Rex   Jul-24-07 03:51 PM   #52 
  - Pete Rose, for two things  Ikonoklast   Jul-24-07 03:58 PM   #53 
  - 'Meaningless' to you, perhaps  Oeditpus Rex   Jul-24-07 05:24 PM   #69 
     - Maybe, maybe not  Ikonoklast   Jul-24-07 07:51 PM   #71 
  - other  hfojvt   Jul-24-07 05:08 PM   #64 
  - neither  sniffa   Jul-24-07 05:11 PM   #65 
  - I'm sorry.....  FredScuttle   Jul-24-07 05:19 PM   #67 
  - rose absolutely positively knew  conscious evolution   Jul-24-07 05:49 PM   #70 
  - For me it's Rose by such a hell of a long shot it isn't even close.  jobycom   Jul-24-07 08:32 PM   #72 
  - I'm going with Rose  jmowreader   Jul-25-07 01:13 AM   #74 
  - Bud Selig.  whoisalhedges   Jul-25-07 09:20 AM   #77 

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