Solving the Pete Rose Problem
3/14/2007 11:32 PM
Major League Baseball has a problem. It's the Pete Rose problem. So people want to dismiss him. But You shouldn't.
Major League Baseball has a problem. It's the Pete Rose problem. So people want to dismiss him. You shouldn't. Because many fans still cares about what happens to him. Others would like to have him shut up. But the one thing they can all agree on, is that he should be in the hall of fame.
And I have the answers to solving the Pete Rose Problem.
Reinstate him, with the provision that he can not be allowed to be hired as a General Manager, Coach or Manager (or player for that matter.) Can he be an adviser to a front office? Yes. Can he be invited to a Spring Training as an instructor? Yes.
If he bets on baseball again... the ban shall be reinstated. No appeals. Nothing.
Pete Rose belongs in the hall of fame. Allowing him in the hall of fame, removes Rose from the discussion. Having the Pete Rose discussion every year is NOT good for baseball. Even if that will be replaced by the Mark McGwire and COMING SOON the Barry Bonds discussion.
Pete Rose's hall of fame plaque SHOULD indicate his ban.
There should be an exhibit at the Hall of Fame that covers the scandals of the game. It should be there to educate the people.
Pete Rose should be hired by Major League Baseball to talk to EVERY minor leaguer, college player, high school palyer, little leaguer, tee ball player about baseball... HOW to play like Charlie Hustle. And how to avoid the problems.
These are fairly simple solutions to the Pete Rose problem. The benefits are many. Pete Rose will be able to be celebrated for his baseball skills. Baseball and Bud Selig will look good (especially if he's on his way out the door.) And we won't have to hear about Pete Rose overshadowing the Hall of Fame every year. We'll leave that to Bonds and McGwire.