It’s been 25 years should Pete Rose’s lifetime ban be reconsidered? (Sunday column)

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In a word the answer to the question is ABSOLUTELY. Pete Rose’s lifetime ban from Major League Baseball and consequently his eligibility for the National Baseball Hall of Fame should be reconsidered.

I’ve always wanted to write a piece on Pete Rose. He’s a complicated character. His exploits are even more complicated and people’s opinions of him range from one end of the spectrum to the other and everywhere in between. He’s hated, he’s beloved, he’s looked down upon, he’s respected. It’s one of baseball’s strangest and most debatable stories.

It’s been 25 years. It really is time to take a look at this situation and do something about it before Rose gets older and possibly leaves this world. Reinstating him posthumously would honor his accomplishments, yes, but who doesn’t want to hear Pete Rose give a speech at his possible Hall of Fame induction. Come on, you know you want to hear some crazy speech from “Charlie Hustle.” I know I do.

Personally I am a firm believer that Pete Rose should be reinstated into MLB and become eligible to be voted into the Hall of Fame. There are so many reasons for and against this argument.

To read about my reasoning for my conclusion regarding Rose’s reinstatement check out my Sunday column:

Pete Rose: Should his lifetime ban be reconsidered?

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