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Tweets about Pete Rose follow MLB announcement of Houston Astros punishment

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Pete Rose holding a stop sign: The Enquirer/Sam GreenePete Rose, baseball’s all-time hit king, was ruled ineligible for the Hall of Fame in 1989 for betting on baseball. Reds great Pete Rose holds a star bearing his name before the MLB National League game between the Cincinnati Reds and the San Diego Padres at Great American Ball Park in downtown Cincinnati on Friday, June 24, 2016. © Sam Greene/The Enquirer The Enquirer/Sam GreenePete Rose, baseball’s all-time hit king, was ruled ineligible for the Hall of Fame in 1989 for betting on baseball. Reds great Pete Rose holds a star bearing his name before the MLB National League game between the Cincinnati Reds and the San Diego Padres at Great American Ball Park in downtown Cincinnati on Friday, June 24, 2016.

After Major League Baseball announced Monday that Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch are suspended for a year for their role in using electronic equipment to steal signs and Astros owner and chairman Jim Crane fired both, Hit King and former Big Red Machine great Pete Rose - a Cincinnati Reds Hall of Famer banned in 1989 for gambling on baseball - showed up in a lot of tweets about the punishments handed down following MLB's sign-stealing investigation.

Some suggested that Hinch deserved a lifetime ban.

Some of the reactions:

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Last October, Rose told the No Filter Sports podcast that his lifetime ban from baseball for gambling has cost him $100 million he estimates he would have earned.

In 2018, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred insisted that legalized sports gambling wouldn't change his thinking at all with regard to Rose.

Last season, recently retired radio voice of the Reds Marty Brennaman said the "Hall of Fame will never be whole until the day comes that Pete Rose is in it," adding that Brennaman's "biggest fear is that one day, (Rose) will be in it, but he will be elected after he is no longer with us."

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