On-line petition to have Bob Hewitt removed from the Hall of Fame

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  1. newmark401

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    "Predatory?" "Indulge in?" Strong language!
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    "... practices still illegal in most of the world..." Have a look here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_by_country_or_territory
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    "...punished by death to this day in many parts o[f] the Islamic world"

    Indeed. I don't think it would be fun to be gay and living in places like Iran or Pakistan. But a lot of people there seem to have strange notions on lots of subjects, not just homosexuality. But given the legal situation(s) in the United States, you could say similar things with regard to homosexuality, although the murder of gay people is not sanctioned by law in the USA, but sometimes happens regardless.
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  2. Moose Malloy

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    Hall of Fame drops Bob Hewitt investigation

    http://www.tennis.com/articles/templates/news.aspx?articleid=17743&zoneid=25
     
  3. Wuppy

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    Oh leave the poor guy alone
     
  4. kiki

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    If that photo is yourslef, you´d become an inmediate target for Bob Hewitt...
     
  5. Wuppy

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    Can't really blame the guy then...
     
  6. Tshooter

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  9. treblings

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    the hall of fame made the right decision
     
  10. hoodjem

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    Convicted by news reports? We do not need a lynch-mob mentality.
     
  11. treblings

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    the hall of fame conducted a thorough investigation and suspended him
    based on their findings not news reports
     
  12. Tshooter

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    This guy was hired to lead the investigation.

    http://www.haslaw.com/michael-j-connolly/

    As someone pointed out earlier, the HOF would not necessarily have the resources or experience for such an investigation. Many law firms would. According to the reports, Hewitt was (unanimously) suspended based on the findings in the report delivered by that attorney.
     
  13. kiki

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    HOF means nothing to tennis.What really is meaningful is the bunch of doubles majors that qualify Bob Hewitt as one of the best ever doubles players.

    As for moral purposes, I can agree with the decision.
     
  14. treblings

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    i´m fairly certain that being inducted into the hall of fame means something
    for those who are inducted.
     
  15. Frank Silbermann

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    I don't understand the reasoning. Isn't infamy also a kind of fame?
     
  16. Moose Malloy

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  17. kiki

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    Did any of you ever watched Hewitt playing doubles?

    i think it´s about time to talk about his game.

    He is the guy I´d pick to pick doubles.if he was not available, then I´d head off for Frew Mc Millan.
     
  18. BTURNER

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    I wish you all the luck in the world, discussing this man's game or accomplishments in this thread. I really do.
     
  19. treblings

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    i just hope Frew doesn´t hear about being second choice:)
    why don´t you start a thread about the legendary partnership of Hewitt/McMillan?
     
  20. kalyan4fedever

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    Where is dexter when we most need him ?
     
  21. Tshooter

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    Yes, but would you pick him to coach your kid ?

    I was actually going to suggest you contact BTurner (but he beat me to the punch) and you two could go out for a beer and reminisce about Bob's career and lament the injustice of the forces that conspired to have Bob suspended from the HOF and, if you are lucky, you can receive BTs due process lecture. And well who knows how the night might go after that....

    Me, I saw Hewitt as a young kid which was about as interesting as a young kid watching [fill in the blank for any doubles team not the Bryans]. And at the time he appeared creepy to my kid eyes and, frankly, so did his partner with the weird (to a kid) hat. As for now, apart from you and BT and maybe Bob though I suspect he's not all that interested in tennis at this point, who gives a rats *** about his playing days ?
     
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  23. kiki

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    I obviously have another opinion.Hewitt was a tennis player and should be enjuiced as such.
     
  24. Tshooter

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    Have fun getting "enjuiced" by Bob Hewitt.
     
  25. treblings

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    interestingly enough, Hewitt concentrates his defense on attacking one of the women, and not all the others. he is obviously picking who he thinks is the weakest link
     
  26. kiki

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    a GOAT candidate for Doubles.
     
  27. Tshooter

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    Keep pushing buttons Kiki. That's what the internet is for.
     
  28. DolgoSantoro

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    You don't just get into the hall of fame for what you've achieved, you get in for what you brought to the sport. In spite of his greatness, Hewitt brought shame to the sport and should be removed.
     
  29. kiki

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    Hewitt record speaks for himself.He may give a damn whether that thing called HOF exist or not.
     
  30. treblings

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    he stated on more than one occassion how much he appreciated being a member. so i would assume his suspension would hurt him. not that he doesn´t have other problems right now
     
  31. sundaypunch

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    This will only be a footnote on his legacy. He's going to be remembered as a disgrace to tennis.
     

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