While it was good to see and hear the raucous fans at Great American Ballpark welcome Pete Rose as he walked onto a Major League venue for the first time in many years, he should never be seen again on a Major League diamond.
He gambled on baseball games he was either playing in or as a manager. In all of sports, that is a cardinal sin and for that he should be “banned from baseball”.
Having said that, my previous post holds true. He belongs in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Because no matter what he still has the most hits of anyone who has played the game. And that has nothing to do with his character. It only has to do with a man hitting a baseball with a bat.