Sunday, April 12, 2015
Pete Rose - Should he be reinstated?
Rose is no saint. He has hurt himself quite a bit during the whole process. He lied for decades before finally admitting to what he did. One of my biggest issues I've had with him was when he hocked his book at Cooperstown the weekend Dennis Eckersley and Paul Molitor were inducted (2004). This was classless and took away from two deserving stars in their finest hour. He has definitely not helped himself but still it seems time. He isn't as bad as anyone makes him out to be and not as good as those who defend him claim. But he is in the twilight of his life and I believe now is the time to allow him to enjoy some of the fame he is due because of his on the field skills. I don't know how long Rob Manfred will take to make a decision but hopefully it won't take too long. I look forward to seeing what is decided.