To paraphrase Ralph Kramden, I've seen some hypocrites in my day, but the major sports leagues are the hippiest critics I've ever seen.
In his autobiography, Lenny Bruce wrote, "There are some people who sell themselves for money. That 'some' constitutes 90 percent of the people I've known in my life, including myself. We all sell out some part of us."
Count Major League Baseball among the guilty parties, because when it comes to gambling, baseball wants to play both sides against the middle.