Baseball’s hit king could be receiving a second chance in the eye of the public. America is a nation that loves second chances, just ask Mike Vick. One of baseballs biggest legends may have an opportunity to return to glory.
Pete Rose is back in the spotlight courtesy of Fox Sports. Rose gives his take as analyst for fox coverage of Major League Baseball. Pete Rose comes off as a crotchety old man, that most find humorous.
Controversy has surrounded Rose for most of his life. After fifteen years of denial, Pete Rose admitted in 2004 that he had bet on baseball. Documents were found that proved Rose had bet on games he both played in, and managed. Rose’s actions have disgraced his legacy more than even he could have imagined.
Former commissioner Bud Selig placed a lifetime ban on Pete Rose from the game of baseball. Rose’s action were deemed unforgivable by the man in charge during that time. Selig retired in 2014, and in 2015 Pete Rose has appeared on television sets at major baseball events.
New Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is trying to modernize America’s past time. We have seen pace of play initiatives go into affect to try and make games move quicker. We have also witnessed a new home run derby format, which turned out to be highly entertaining. Manfred is also a supporter of sports betting.
“Gambling in terms of our society has changed its presence on legalization, and I think it’s important for there to be a conversation between me and the owners about what our institutional position will be,” Manfred said in an interview with outside the lines.
Manfred has had hearings regarding the punishment handed down to Pete Rose. Rose could be reinstated after years of being banned from the game he loves. Pete Rose is undoubtedly a hall of famer. His numbers speak to how great he was. If reinstated, Pete Rose will be immortalized, after being dead to many of his peers.