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.
Can you imagine the conundrum of ridicule from Met fans and the the N.Y. media if the team played in the American League and they had to field a DH every day from their regular roster of .150 hitters………
How do you explain a Cy Young winner of last year owning a 3-9 record this year while his team is 3-13 in games he’s started……….Did Cory Kluber wake-up one morning and forget how to pitch…….not likely but you have to wonder
Don’t you get the feeling that the Giants are just playing with the Dodgers until September rolls around…….
Based on the proven record of his betting on baseball, Pete Rose should never be allowed to have a formal association with Major League Baseball. But he should be elected to the numbers driven Hall Of Fame. His record of most career hits is not likely to be broken by another player in a era when high salaries negate the need to play the twenty years it would take to challenge this phenomenal stat.
Although I consider myself a fan of the Yankees, I have to admire the way Buck Showalter and the Baltimore Orioles play baseball day in and day out.
If you are wondering where the Minnesota Twins came from this year, look no further than the signing of Torri Hunter. Not only is he on target for 25 home runs and 90-100 RBI, he is also the go-to guy in the clubhouse. We might also be seeing a manager in training too……
Did you hear the Secret Service caught another man trying to scale the wall at the White House…….They had to tell him “I’m sorry Mr. President, you have another year and a half to go in your term”.
Phone lines are buzzing everywhere as we move towards the July 31 deadline. Who are the buyers and who are the sellers………Who is able to land the one or two guys that brings their team over the top. Who overpays and who robs the bank netting the under the radar player who makes it seem like a no-brainer to everyone else. Johnny Cueto isn’t that under the radar guy but he is certainly underrated. Someone needs to go get him……now!
And finally, Happy Birthday America!
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