Re: Pete Rose, a block away and impossibly far from the Hall of Fame
I made my first visit to Cooperstown last year. The Hall of Fame is well worth a visit, and Pete Rose is "there." He doesn't have a plaque but (at least last year) Rose memorablia is on display. It is not necessary to induct a player into the HOF in order to remember him there.
Besides, when an institution deems Bowie Kuhn (and eventually Bud Selig) to worthy members of the HOF, the honor has lost some luster.
"Hey...Dad. Wanna Have A Catch?" Kevin Costner in "Field Of Dreams."