Pete Rose Denied Reinstatement
Pete Rose the player should be in the Hall of Fame. Pete Rose the player should be the blueprint of what all players should be like. But he's not.
And on Monday, we found out that he likely never will.
Rose's appeal attempt to be reinstated to baseball was shut down by new MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred.
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But the bottom line is this: Pete Rose bet on baseball as a player and a manager. He lied about it for more than 20 years, and still wasn't consistent with his story in his conversations with Manfred recently. He still bets on sports -- and still bets on baseball.
I believe Pete Rose the player should be in the Hall of Fame. He was one of the best all-time. But, the fact that he hasn't "reconfigured" his life, and that he bet on baseball while still playing? That's a deal breaker for me.
He should be in the Hall -- but not reinstated to baseball as a whole.