Shoeless Joe Jackson
It is time to dismount from your two-faced high horse and open the door for Pete Rose. Shoeless Joe Jackson, too.
Sharon Bowen thought her late husband was a bit crazy for buying a scrapbook filled with black and white photos of Cleveland ballplayers from the early 1900s — but not anymore.
It’s certainly an incomplete Hall of Fame without Rose, but it’s an even bigger travesty and a disgrace of a Hall of Fame without Jackson.
Monday’s decision by baseball Commissioner Bud Selig will define A-Rod’s career, overshadowing his 647 home runs.
In the cases of “Shoeless” Joe Jackson and Pete Rose, each of their well regretted decisions caused an ended career and ban from the Baseball Hall of Fame indefinitely. The question I have chosen to propose is: “Should this ban be indefinite?”
Assembling more than 4,000 autographed baseballs, it turns out, may not have been as tough a task for Dennis Schrader as proving the collection was a world record.