If Rose is given a second chance under the league’s new administration, former commissioner Fay Vincent believes baseball’s disgraced hits king will still be shut out of Cooperstown — forever.
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.
Bud Selig said he plans to retire as baseball commissioner in January 2015 after a term of more than 22 years marked by robust growth in attendance and revenue along with a canceled World Series and a drug scandal.
“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.”
“Suspensions and testing and the whole drug program that they’ve got is obviously a failure,” Fay Vincent said. “It’s not working, and something has to be done to keep these guys from doing what they’re doing.”
These days, when so many people seem self absorbed, the push is on to show some manners and kindness to those who need a hand.
Collusion, in the words of Fay Vincent, was “the most egregious breaking of trust in baseball history… it destroyed any chance of civility on the part of the players.”
Commissioner Bud Selig is taking away control of the Dodgers from owner Frank McCourt, whose troubled finances have seemingly paralyzed the once-proud franchise. Sound somewhat familiar?
Starting Monday, a jury will be selected in the very same court house where Barry Bonds testified all those years ago to determine whether he broke the law with four short answers totaling nine words: “Not that I know of,” “No, no,” “No,” and “Right.”
According to former commissioner Fay Vincent, the Mets’ $25 million loan from Major League Baseball raises some serious questions. “Any time a team has to come to baseball for money, it’s a great concern,” Vincent told the NY Post over the weekend.