Originally Posted By: jremas
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What are the opinions on Charlie Hustle?
As far as him managing again I say NO. As far as him having a say in baseball, I say NO. He still gambles because he has an addiction, therefore, he is not "clean".
As far as the Hall of Fame, YES, let him in. What he accomplished as a player was prior to of the issues. He was a fantastic player who has the stats to prove it. Charlie Hustle SHOULD be allowed into the hall of fame without a doubt. Bart G. has since passed and so has the thrill of baseball. Time to move on to a new chapter and let Pete Rose back so he can be inducted into the Hall of Fame. He deserves it.
When he proves that he is no longer a gambler and receives the treatment he needs to come to terms with his addiction, then I would consider letting him back as a manager. Until then, put him in the Hall of Fame where he belongs.
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