Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Come On, Pete Rose!

After years of denial, in January 2004, in his book My Prison Without Bars, Pete Rose finally admitted that he bet on baseball while he was manager of the Cincinnati Reds. Today, on ESPN Radio, Rose told Dan Patrick and Keith Olberman that he bet on the Reds every night.

Come on, man!

You are not helping your case for reinstatement with stunts like this and your 'I'm sorry I bet on baseball' autographed balls last summer.

Note to Mr. Rose: Shut up. Continue your campaign for reinstatement but do it quietly, not with these sound bytes and publicity stunts.

Note to Commissioner Bud Selig: 4,256 hits. Pete Rose belongs in the Hall of Fame. He deserves to have his #14 retired by the Reds. And he deserves the honor of participating when baseball honors its legends on the field. I don't know if he should be allowed to manage or coach again but he does deserve credit for what he did as a player.

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