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    Mar 2001
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    Aaron: It's Rose's time

    from tonight's Cincinnati Enquirer page::
    "PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Hank Aaron wants the list of players who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003 to be released.

    In a wide-ranging interview Tuesday night with The Associated Press, the Hall of Famer said releasing the list would help Major League Baseball get past the so-called "Steroid Era." The list was supposed to remain anonymous and is now under court seal, but big names have continued to leak out.

    "I wish for once and forever that we could come out and say we have 100 and some names, name them all and get it over and let baseball go on," the former home run king said. "I don't know how they keep leaking out. I just wish that they would name them all and get it over with."

    Aaron also wanted to make a few other things clear.

    No, he has not spoken with commissioner Bud Selig about banned Pete Rose being reinstated in baseball. But he does think it's time Rose, the career hits leader, be reinstated and voted into the Hall of Fame.

    Rose agreed to a lifetime ban from baseball in 1989 after an investigation concluded he bet on the Cincinnati Reds to win while he was manager of the team.

    "How long does a person have to die?" Aaron said. "I think the thing that bothers me is that he is missing out on a lot of things. He made a mistake. I don't know what else can be done, or what else can be said. I just think at some point he needs to start enjoying being a Hall of Famer."

    Aaron spoke to the AP before a banquet for the 17th Annual RBI World Series. The program is designed to increase participation and interest in baseball for youths and minorities -- one of the primary issues Aaron is working on.

    With the number of blacks in the majors dwindling in the past few decades, Aaron said MLB -- and everyone -- could do more to curb the numbers.

    "You always think that a program needs to do more, no question about it, if you have the funds," Aaron said. "We all need to do more. I think we all need to do more to help."

    However, since steroids have come become one of baseball's biggest problems, the thought that the game is still tainted doesn't sit well with Aaron, who held the home run record with 755 until Barry Bonds broke it."

    The way the Reds are lacking of hustle he would not tolerate what this team is doing, PLUS have a voice in BOB's ear to get the better players.. just my feeling.. others dont want him back on the field, but geesh after watching this team, something to bring a change to the team.. I am for it.. losing sucks!

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    Re: Aaron: It's Rose's time

    You can't "move on" past steriods and other PEDs until you have a SERIOUS testing program in place.

    No more "pee-pee". We want BLOOD!
    "A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals and you know it."


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