Re: Selig mulling pardon for Rose
Go ahead and reinstate him. Let McGwire and Bonds in. Build an exhibit on to the Hall and call it "Black Eyes on America's Past Time".
Seriously, I like the suggestion that his plaque should explain his achievements, but should also explain that he was banned from baseball for betting on the game. The story of Pete Rose is a rags to riches to strange curiousity and cautionary tale that should be read by all baseball fans.
As to Pete managing, no way. He's a gambling addict who has never dealt with his problems. He's not aiming to get reinstated to manage, anyway. He just wants this "closure" story to get underway so he can find a new revenue stream to fund his habit.
Dusty Baker, second shooter. --Confirmed on Redszone.