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HELLER: End Pete Rose’s ban, let him enter Hall
Question of the Day
Did somebody mention Mark McGwire, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa and their suspect ilk? Maybe somebody should. As far as we know, they didn’t bet on baseball. Almost certainly, they cheated at it instead.
If and when commissioner Bud Selig or an enlightened successor overturns Rose’s ban, we can only hope Pete is around to see it. Regarding the late Sparky Anderson, his manager during Cincy’s illustrious Big Red Machine days of the 1970s, Rose ripped the Detroit Tigers for waiting until this season to retire Sparky’s number.
“If you’re going to honor a guy, why wait until he’s dead?” No. 14 ranted. “What good does it do Sparky now? He’s [expletive] dead!”
And will baseball grant Rose official forgiveness only after he has passed from this mortal coil?
“I don’t worry about that. I don’t plan on dying in the next couple of years.”
Commissioner, it’s time to restore Peter Edward Rose’s baseball birthright - and let’s hustle it up.
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