Thursday, April 23, 2015

Pete Rose will be at Ba All-Star Game in hometown of Cincinnati

Pete Rose, suspended by Major League Baseball for betting on baseball games as a manager with the Cincinnati Reds almost 26 years ago, will be allowed to attend the All-Star Game in his hometown of Cincinnati.

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has stayed that Pete Rose will be allowed to participate in some manner at this year's Mid Summer's Classic in the Queen City on July 14th.

All baseball fans as old as I am...55...have an opinion on Pete Rose.

4,256 hits is a number that's hard to forget, and it's impossible to forget how Pete Rose played big league baseball.

Pete's baseball numbers are amazing, and if it was just about the game played between the lines, well, Peter Edward Rose would've been a first ballot, near unanimous selection into Cooperstown.

I'm gald Commissioner Manfred and MLB are allowing Pete to be included in the All-Star Game, a game he appeared on as a player 17 times.

I won't get into weather Pete should be reinstated by the Commissioner, or if he should be in the Hall of Fame.

That discussion is for another time.

Pete Rose was recently hired by Fox Sports to be a commentator on baseball coverage this season.

That hiring couldn't have come without, I believe,  a conversation between FOX Sports, the Commissioner of Baseball, and Pete himself.

It should be a fun All-Star Game weekend in Cincinnati in July, and it certainly will be interesting to see how Pete does on baseball telecasts this year.

Play Ball!

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