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43 minutes ago, DrungoHazewood said:

Stealing signs with a video camera is worse than betting on your team's games?  I'm going to disagree there.  A lot. 

OK, fine. The point remains valid, and as I said I would not reinstate Rose, but he has an extremely valid point

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4 hours ago, DrungoHazewood said:

Pretty hard to find data because we only know of a few instances.  But we can certainly see negative impacts of the 1919 White Sox and the 1877 Louisville team.  And it's logically sound to assume betting on your team to win as a manager would cause you to pick short-term strategies that risk negative impacts over the rest of the season.  Such as using your closer on short rest, or pinch hitting someone who needs a couple days to rest an injury. 

Not familiar with 1877, but the 1919 White Sox certainly did not net on themselves, so0 that is not an example.

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5 minutes ago, Number5 said:

Not familiar with 1877, but the 1919 White Sox certainly did not net on themselves, so0 that is not an example.

I'd feel a smidgen better about what Rose did if he had always bet on his team to win.

But he didn't.

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4 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

I'd feel a smidgen better about what Rose did if he had always bet on his team to win.

But he didn't.

He was Godfather to a college teammate of mine. He relayed the story of Rose coming to town (Los Angeles) to bet the ponies. He bragged about dropping $25k at the track that day. I just shook my head.

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9 hours ago, Can_of_corn said:

I'd feel a smidgen better about what Rose did if he had always bet on his team to win.

But he didn't.

I wouldn't.  He was still beholden to bookies, and managing the Reds not for their best interest across the season and his players' best interests but instead for Pete Rose' wallet.

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10 hours ago, Number5 said:

Not familiar with 1877, but the 1919 White Sox certainly did not net on themselves, so0 that is not an example.

The conversation went like this:

On 2/21/2020 at 5:45 PM, DrungoHazewood said:

Making decisions based on bets usually is detrimental to the team, either in the short or long term.

Is there any data on this?  How usual is it?

That's the context I was responding in.  No mention of which way the bets went, just that they were placed.

If you're interested in the '77 Grays scandal some details here.  Short summary is they took money to throw games, they blew a big lead in the pennant race, four players were banned for life, and the franchise folded.

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