The Cincinnati Enquirer has an editorial this morning in which they take a courageous stand, saying that Pete Rose should be admitted to the Hall of Fame. I’m sure their subscriber base agrees with that sentiment at a rate of 10-1. That is, if they have any subscribers left.

I think ol’ Bud should probably reinstate Pete with the condition that he can’t have a job in baseball. That allows him to be inducted into the Hall of Fame at some point.

Like many of you, I tire of discussing Pete Rose. If reinstating him gets him out of the headlines, bring it on.

13 Responses

  1. james

    Bud is worried that if they reinstate Pete Rose to baseball he’ll be signed to lead-off for the Reds. And hey even at Pete’s age, he still would be able to hit better than Willy Tav.. ooops sorry just threw up in my mouth a little. 😀

  2. GregD

    Selig should just make a decision and get it over with.

    I was hoping the Enquirer would have had some game photos of Rose last night, but I don’t see them on their website. He was dressed spectacularly!

  3. RedBlooded

    How is taking a stand that your readership is 10 to 1 in favor of, courageous?

  4. shane

    Selig should just make a decision and get it over with
    He’s made a decision, several times. His decision is “no”
    People just keep wanting him to change his decision

  5. Chad Dotson

    That’s not true, actually. Rose’s application for reinstatement has sat, unacted upon, on Selig’s desk for years now.

    And that was a clumsy attempt at sarcasm, RedBlooded.

  6. Matt Steele

    Selig will not be the commissioner that reinstates Rose. When he’s gone, maybe someone else will but it won’t be Selig.

  7. GRF

    Indians traded Cliff Lee in what is widely being called a salary dump due to the ownerships financial problems. After the trade, they have a glut of infielders We with Cabrera, Valbuena, Barfield, Marte and Donald (the guy they picked up in the trade). Granted none has proved he can hit MLB pitching, but that is not out problem.

    Assuming they have financial issues and given all the infielders they have on the 40 man, what about calling them about Peralta? He was an ok, although certainly not great SS and is also insurance at 3b if something happens with EE. He is signed through 2010 at a reasonable rate with an option in 2011 that I think is like 7 million. He is not perfect, but he is worlds better than anything else we have and if the Indians financial problems are as bad as reported, he might be available for a couple of the second line pitching prospects. If he doesn’t pan out, we decline the 2011 option and we have a stopgap through next season.

    Sorry for the threadjack, but wanted to see what people thought of this.

  8. GRF

    All right, I know I floated the idea of picking him up, but at the cost of Manuel??

    Ed Price of AOL FanHouse reports that the Reds acquired Wladimir Balentien from the Mariners for righty Robert Manuel, who was’s right-handed reliever of the year in Double A last year, as Jonathan Mayo points out. The Mariners designated Balentien for assignment over the weekend.

  9. GRF

    Well, one other SS option is gone:

    Kovacevic says the Mariners acquire Wilson and Ian Snell for Clement, Ronny Cedeno, Aaron Pribanic, Brett Lorin and Nathan Adcock.

    I vote we free Peralta now. It worked once before with Phillips

  10. shane

    Chad, to me thats a decision. it’s not a stated decision, but a still decision. Deciding not to act on it is saying that he doesn’t want him reinstated.

  11. shane

    Of course thats just my opinion and my interpretation

  12. Dick Bronson

    The only good thing that can come from renewed Pete Rose discussion is maybe ESPN will replay “Hustle”….

  13. Chris Garber

    My brother sent me a text during last night’s game – something to the effect of: “Every summer when the Reds’ fortunes fade, talk turns to the all-time Hit King.”

    I don’t know if there’s a causal relationship, or if the Reds just seem to hit the skids around Hall of Fame induction weekend. Either way, I’ve had enough of the Chess King.