Sunday, July 20, 2003

Pete Rose redeemed

Nice article in Slate this week about an ESPN television special in which Pete Rose gets his day in court.
The final verdict was 8-4 in favor of Rose. I don't think there should be any question that Pete Rose belongs in the Hall of Fame. I don't care if he gambled on baseball or anything else while he was managing the Reds. He got his due punishment - jail time, a fine, lost his managing job - so why do people insist on banning him from the Hall of Fame on top of all that?
Until Pete Rose is enshrined at the Hall of Fame it will always have an asterisk next to it noting the fact that the all-time hits leader is left out. And I won't waste my time or money on the place.

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