In a poll conducted on the ConservativeOpinion.com Facebook page, with over six hundred respondents as of this writing, conservatives indicated by a 92-8 margin that they overwhelmingly support Major League Baseball lifting the ban on Pete Rose.
Rose, the all-time leader in career hits (4,256) and games played (3,562), has been banned from having any involvement with Major League Baseball since his permanent ban 1989 (save for an occasional appearance), resulting from an investigation which revealed he had bet on Major League games while playing for and managing the Cincinnati Reds. But many have been calling for his reinstatement, including, most recently, President Donald Trump.
Readers of ConservativeOpinion.com who support Rose compared his penalty to the rather minor penalties for the players who used steroids, with the general consensus being that whatever sins Rose had committed he had more than paid for. Others did express disagreement, arguing that he knew the rules and broke them for his gain, and that Rose should remain a reminder to anyone else who would think about gambling on the sport. But those voices were in the extreme minority.
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