Friday, January 09, 2004

Sports: The Last Word

Tony Kornheiser of the Washington Post and ESPN says Pete Rose should be inducted into the Hall of Fame, but Rose's plaque should note his lifetime ban for gambling on baseball. Tony argues that the Baseball Hall of Fame is "not like winning the Nobel Peace Prize." That's an odd comparison. Yasir Arafat, a once and current terrorist, won the Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel Committee rarely looks at personal integrity. The Baseball Hall of Fame, in contrast, cites integrity and sportsmanship as grounds for admitting players. If anything, baseball has higher standards than the Norwegians.

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