The 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.
The debate has been swirling now for a number of years. With the recent publication of the book, “League of Denial,” and, more importantly — for our purposes — the “FRONTLINE” documentary of the same name, a more intelligent discussion can be had on the subject.
On Sunday morning, Judge Lipps held that both defendants “are hereby adjudicated delinquent beyond a reasonable doubt on all three counts as charged” — that’s the juvenile court equivalent of “guilty.”
The settlement announced in New Jersey this past week should help move along a complete change to weaker BBCOR bats. Hopefully, someday, we will simply have a return to only wooden bats.
Here is a comparison of Little League’s 2007 rules and its 2011 rules are set forth below. Much still needs to be done by Little League to protect its young players.
Many of you who have listened to Rick Wolff’s “The Sports Edge” over the last few years are familiar with the cases of Steven Domalewski and Brandon Patch…