Coming Culture Shift? Legalized Gambling in Baseball? - A Whittle Bit of Commentary 6/29/15

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With the quick evolution of the American culture, I would not be surprised if sooner rather than later gambling is legalized for fans. New baseball commissioner Rob Manfred hinted recently that it’s a possibility that MLB would support the legalization of gambling. He stated the ban on players betting would still be illegal, so sorry Pete Rose. His reason for the change in tone is because society’s views on the issue have changed. My thought is that if players including Rose, and I am sure there have been others that have gambled on games while it’s illegal, what makes MLB think more players wouldn’t do it when it is legal? I see this hurting the game, more than helping. I’m Chad Whittle on A Whittle Bit of Commentary. © 2015 Chad Whittle

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Posted on June 28, 2015 .