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As to gambling, MLB owes Pete a huge apology. In addition to the Bally’s deal, virtually all of the teams have display ads in the stadiums for gambling sites, run gambling commercials, etc.

As to the networks, the model is just broken. Previously everyone (no knitpicking) had cable/DBS and this included the RSN. For which everyone paid. MLBEI was a supplement. Extra. (Same for the NBA and NHL).

Now people can get MLB TV as a primary, which makes following a team other than your own cheeped and easier, which is bad. And people can get a linear TV provider like YouTube TV or Dish, without the RSNs. Again bad.

What they need to do is come up with a one price MLB TV which includes the local team(s).
 

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...but this is OK MLB?

Updated renderings for new Wrigley Field sportsbook



As the Chicago Cubs and DraftKings mark the topping off of a new Wrigley Field sportsbook with the traditional beam-signing ceremony, we have some new renderings to share.


The retail sportsbook, designed by Gensler, will be a 22,350-square-foot space with a planned occupancy of up to 1,000 people and will feature a massive 2,000-square-foot video screen and a scrolling ticker displaying odds, scores and player information. Additionally, the space will be outfitted with betting kiosks, over-the-counter ticket windows, a Jim Beam-branded bar concept and will serve American-style food with a Chicago flair via Cubs concessionaire Levy. Once complete, the DraftKings Sportsbook at Wrigley Field will be open year-round. The general contractor is Pepper Construction with Marquee Development serving as the owner’s representative.
 

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As to gambling, MLB owes Pete a huge apology. In addition to the Bally’s deal, virtually all of the teams have display ads in the stadiums for gambling sites, run gambling commercials, etc.

As to the networks, the model is just broken. Previously everyone (no knitpicking) had cable/DBS and this included the RSN. For which everyone paid. MLBEI was a supplement. Extra. (Same for the NBA and NHL).

Now people can get MLB TV as a primary, which makes following a team other than your own cheeped and easier, which is bad. And people can get a linear TV provider like YouTube TV or Dish, without the RSNs. Again bad.

What they need to do is come up with a one price MLB TV which includes the local team(s).
If you are referring to Pete Rose, he was banned for betting on baseball games, including games involving his own team. It was against the rules then, and it is against the rules today. He lied about it for more than 20 years, and it was only a few years ago that he admitted the truth in the hope of getting his lifetime ban lifted. He got what he deserved and nobody owes him an apology.
 

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Yes I know what he did and how he lied. I was never a Pete Rose fan but you can't argue that he was one of the best players to ever play the game. Still baseball getting in bed with the gambling industry is hypocritical to say the least.
 

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Yes I know what he did and how he lied. I was never a Pete Rose fan but you can't argue that he was one of the best players to ever play the game. Still baseball getting in bed with the gambling industry is hypocritical to say the least.
He never bet on his team to lose, only to win!....Thats very important!....And if any of these fools is going to get better? lol MLB and any other league just opened up a can of stupid....will only take a few years and you will see....A player on drugs falls behind on payment, tells his bookie what day to bet.....It will not end well, mark my words.....MLB made their bed, now they will sleep in soiled sheets!
 

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He never bet on his team to lose, only to win!....Thats very important!....And if any of these fools is going to get better? lol MLB and any other league just opened up a can of stupid....will only take a few years and you will see....A player on drugs falls behind on payment, tells his bookie what day to bet.....It will not end well, mark my words.....MLB made their bed, now they will sleep in soiled sheets!
Agree completely.
 

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He never bet on his team to lose, only to win!....Thats very important!....And if any of these fools is going to get better? lol MLB and any other league just opened up a can of stupid....will only take a few years and you will see....A player on drugs falls behind on payment, tells his bookie what day to bet.....It will not end well, mark my words.....MLB made their bed, now they will sleep in soiled sheets!
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He never bet on his team to lose, only to win!....Thats very important!
As long as he bet on his team every night perhaps that would be a reasonable excuse. But he had insider knowledge and knew when NOT to bet on his team to win. He didn't throw a game to win a bet. But he knew the rules of the game and he decided to violate the rules of the game. He can be the greatest player not in the hall of fame.

Players, umpires, club and league officials are still banned from betting on baseball games. Betting on games they are not involved in will lead to a one year ban. Betting on games they are involved in will lead to a permanent ban. The MLBs efforts to help part their fans from their money by supporting gambling does not change the rule.
 
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I could see CBS or NBC cherry picking a few of them.
 
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