Rule 21

MAJOR LEAGUE RULES
Rule 21
MISCONDUCT

(d) BETTING ON BALL GAMES. Any player, umpire, or club official or employee, who shall bet any sum whatsoever upon any baseball game in connection with which the bettor has no duty to perform shall be declared ineligible for one year.

Any player, umpire, or club or league official or employee, who shall bet any sum whatsoever upon any baseball game in connection with which the bettor has a duty to perform shall be declared permanently ineligible.

Pete Rose. Wow.

We’re even more enlightened into the background of the whole banning matter from twenty-six years ago through MLB Commissioner Manfred’s decision. But in looking at MLB’s Rule 21— it’s pretty cut-and-dry on the whole matter. He admittedly bet on games that he clearly had a connection where he had a duty to perform.

You should see the official Facebook page of the Cincinnati Reds. All kinds of tumult and upset over there. Folks claiming that they’ve now canceled their many-year season tickets for the upcoming season, and even some who are calling for a new MLB Commissioner now.

He did what he did back in the 80s, but reading the newer findings as indicated in the commish’s report— really shows much hasn’t changed with Rose.

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