Kallas: Rob Manfred Ignored Bart Giamatti's Pete Rose DirectiveMaybe someone can send Idelson a copy of Kennedy’s book -- discussing, at length, the sham process -- and tell him about Giamatti’s directive on the day Rose was banished for life.
Kallas: If Giamatti Would Have Let Rose In The Hall, Why Wouldn't Manfred?If Bart Giamatti was OK with it, then it should be OK with Fay Vincent. And Bud Selig. And, soon, Rob Manfred. We’ll see what, if anything, happens in the near future.
Rick Wolff: How I Was Hustled By Charlie HustleThe year was 1989, and I was serving as the editor on Pete Rose’s forthcoming autobiography. But then, as the the manuscript was coming into final form, he was accused of gambling on games.
A-Rod Awaits MLB's Verdict, Pete Rose Keeps Waiting For Second Chance"It's like I'm Al Capone or something," Rose said. "But guys are starting to come back to my side now because they see what is happening in baseball. Guys are doing things that alter records and they get 65 games. I got 24 years."
By The Numbers: 'The Ultimate Blast' — An All-Time Great Home Run DerbySince the Midsummer Classic will be preceded by a home-run contest on the previous day, I offer this fantasy all-time Home Run Derby called “The Ultimate Blast.”
Pete Rose: 'Baseball Is A Better Game If I'm In It'"I gave more to the game than anybody you know. OK?" Rose told WFAN. "I put the fans in front of everything when I played the game of baseball."