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I’m a huge fan of baseball, but the MLB came up short again. Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has reportedly upheld Rose’s lifetime ban for betting on baseball as a manager, and reportedly as a player-manager, too.
Sources: MLB informs Pete Rose he will not be reinstated.
— T.J. Quinn (@TJQuinnESPN) December 14, 2015
Manfred recently ruled that Rose would be allowed to participate in baseball events as well as work as an analyst for FOX Sports, and sportswriter after sportswriter have called for his eligibility for the Hall of Fame to be reinstated. Pete Rose is, after all, the lifetime leader in hits, as well as the lifetime leader in plate appearances and games played. AND he broke a guy’s leg in the All-Star Game — that’s how much love he had for the game.
Was Pete gambling on baseball wrong? You bet. Has he paid the price for over 25 years? Certainly. Does it in any way diminish what he accomplished on the field? Absolutely not. I know this is hardly a “hot take,” but for the love of God, let the guy in the hall. There are people in the hall who did far worse things in their lives..
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