Rose to the Hall?

Rose to the Hall?

Pete Rose was one of the greatest players to ever play the game of baseball. Growing up on the west side of Cincinnati and attending Western Hills High School he is truly a hometown favorite. What many fans do not understand is how is the “Hit King” himself not in the Hall of Fame yet.

He has 4,256 hits in his career and was is one of the toughest players to play the game. He played balls to the walls every game and he loved what he did. He never took any plays off and always played for the love of the game of baseball.

With the new commissioner of baseball, Rob Manfred being appointed, Pete Rose may have a chance to be reinstated to baseball and have a shot at potentially getting elected into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

Manfred has made comments about betting on baseball being worse than using steroids. But in my mind I see using steroids as worse because it is enhancing your performance greatly while betting does not enhance but could only make you’re playing of the game worse.

Rose bet on the Reds to win not when he was a player but when he was the team’s manager. He bet on them to win not to lose so the play of the players of his affect as the manager was not affected at all.

Even though Rose bet on his team every game this was still illegal and clearly in the rules of Major League Baseball. It didn’t matter how much he bet it was still wrong he must face the consequences.

The Commissioner should really look into this case, Pete Rose has an enormous impact on the game of baseball that still echoes throughout the game today. With the All-Star game coming up and this year it is in Cincinnati it is a very big deal.

To have Pete Rose around for this weekend and even honor him would mean a lot of the fans of the reds and the fans of Pete Rose. Rose has served his time and it is time they pay tribute to one of the greatest and most hard working players in the league.