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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Pete Rose, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred meet about reinstatement; decision expected this year

Pete Rose has made his case for reinstatement with Commissioner Rob Manfred, who promised a decision by the end of December.

Major League Baseball said the meeting with the career hits leader and his representatives took place Thursday at baseball's headquarters in New York.

"Commissioner Manfred informed Mr. Rose that he will make a decision on his application by the end of the calendar year," MLB said in a statement.

Then Cincinnati's manager, Rose agreed in 1989 to a lifetime ban from baseball after an investigation for MLB by lawyer John Dowd concluded Rose bet on games involving the Reds while managing and playing.

Rose applied for reinstatement in September 1997 and met with Commissioner Bud Selig in November 2002, but Selig never ruled on Rose's application. Manfred succeeded Selig in January, and Rose again applied to end the ban.

Ray Genco, Rose's lawyer, declined comment.

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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

This man needs to be reinstated! All the cheating going on in the last fifteen years..... Pete barely farted in church.

Anonymous said...

Pete bets on baseball...banned for life.....the new England Patriots cheat at every thing......yet nothing happens......

Anonymous said...

He is a pompous jerk and an arrogant fool but you simply cannot ignore what he did on the baseball field. It is a baseball hall of fame, not a character hall of fame. As much as I don't like him, personally, he still should be in the Hall.

Anonymous said...

I agree there is so much cheating in sports its laughable. MLB with ALL the steroid use pretends everything is O.K.; B.S. Pete Rose was the best ball player I have ever seen. NO ONE will ever break his record for the number of hits. What he did on the field surpasses everyone he played with or for. Judge him for his abilities not his personality.

don Skidmore said...

do you think he was the only coach to place bets on his team he always bet for his team,not against it like some coaches that rig the game he,like ollie north, was a scapegoat in the situation

Anonymous said...

Banned for life. The year after he croaks, put him in the Hall posthumously. He cheated, lied, denied, and it all turned out to be true after 25-30 years of lies. Let him continue to hock autographs down the block during the annual HOF inductions, let him continue to be the pariah that he is. He deserves it, because he earned it.

Anonymous said...

If Brady gets away with cheating outright then Pete Rose has been wronged. His accomplishments far outweigh those of Brady . Brady wouldn't make a pimple on Roses butt. Money talks in sports . Always has always will. Just as crooked as the folks in DC. Pete never cheated at his sport nor did he cheat to get his record.

Anonymous said...

Banning him made him more famous than he already was. He's made a ton of dough from it.

Anonymous said...

906-Betting on the game is cheating. He cheated. Plain and simple. Banned for life, and baseball will be better off when he's dead.

Anonymous said...

Don't care what he did. with all the trash in football and baseball, basketball getting away with crimes, assault, who knows what. Pete Rose deserves to be In the Hall of Fame and should never been taken out of baseball to begin with.
I'm sure many people right on this blog gamble illegally. Or legally.
Hypocrites.

Anonymous said...

Just look at the steroid use in baseball...none of those guys banned for life!!! Rose deserves to be reinstated then sue the pants off MLB for loss of income....

Anonymous said...

Any of you who don't think ALL professional sports is corrupt, rigged and choreographed, is a fool.