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Let the punishment fit the crime

The Hall of Fame is a museum to chronicle the history of baseball, not a place for moral judgments.

Originally Published: January 6, 2004
By Rob Dibble | ESPN.com

Pete Rose belongs in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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My opinion in no way defends Rose's off-the-field actions. Betting on baseball, as a player or a manager, is wrong. There is no denying that. But the Baseball Hall of Fame is not a place for patron saints to rest. It's not a church or cathedral or, contrary to what many die-hard fans might believe, a place of worship.

If it were, it'd be a very lonely, hollow space.

The Baseball Hall of Fame is a museum. A place ...

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