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The Pete Rose Hall of Fame Ban Continues

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced his decision regarding Pete Rose. After 26 years, the game’s all-time hits leader is still banned from baseball. The debate continues, as people from both sides of the arguments clash, via social media and news outlets. It seems as if the baseball world is divided: let Petey back in, or keep him banned for life.

Reports swirled in 1989, claiming that Rose bet on baseball games. On August 24, 1989, Pete Rose voluntarily accepted permanent ineligibility. Since his ban, numerous reports have come out stating that Rose only placed bets during his management tenure, and only that his team would win. No facts were ever discovered that he placed bets on his team to lose.

The fact that he bet on his team to win, presents a strong argument for the “Pro-Rose” members. Who doesn’t bet on their team to win? Whether the bet is cold hard cash, or just a simple thought to yourself, managers are counting on their teams to win.

On the other hand, the “Anti-Rose” members are outraged that he would commit such an atrocity. Fans felt that he violated their trust, and the morals of baseball. Whether he bet for or against his team, betting was wrong. Some fans feel that he knew it was such a terrible atrocity, since he willingly agreed to accept the lifetime ban. By accepting it, he was silently admitting his crimes, and should therefore stay banned for life.

Aside from these two viewpoints, there is a third group of thinkers. This group wonders what will happen to the players who used PEDs? Will those players, who obtained their records and stats with the help of illegal substances, get to be in the Hall of Fame? Will those players get to be a part of baseball’s highest honor?

No matter what side of the argument you take, the facts still remain the same. Pete Rose is still officially banned, for life, from Major League Baseball. At 74 years old, Pete Rose may never see a commissioner lift the ban in his lifetime. He may literally be blocked from the game for life.

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Major League Baseball's Safety Dilemna

Earlier this week, the Commissioner of Major League Baseball, Rob Manfred, asked for all teams to extend the safety nettings in place. This request comes after a lawsuit was filed, claiming that the league was negligent in not requiring the netting to extend from home plate to each foul pole. Due to the high-profile attention the case is receiving, Manfred issued the request to all 30 Major League clubs.
The request is just that: a request. The commissioner is not mandating or requiring the change, but rather leaving the details up to each individual club to manage. He urges clubs to find ways to make their stadiums safer to all fans who enter, without losing the beloved watching experience they have come to expect.
According to the Commissioner’s Office, they have “retained a consultant specializing in stadium architecture and protective netting,” in order to assist the teams. The statement from the commissioner also includes a section asking teams to further educate fans on the hazards they may face inside the ballparks. Currently, most clubs use fine print on tickets, the occasional announcement and a few signs around the park.
The commissioner stated in an official press release, “Major League Baseball prides itself on providing fans in our ballparks with unparalleled proximity and access to our players and the game taking place on the field.”
While it is highly unlikely that a “perfect medium” between safety and experience exists, the commissioner must get as close to that standard as possible. Failing to find that equality could lead to hazardous consequences for the league.
Major League Baseball has to be careful how they approach this situation. They are walking a fine line, between safety and experience. Should a ball game become too unsafe, a majority of the fans will quit going out to stadiums. However, should the game become less of an immersive experience, you risk the same fate of losing those fans.
With more power hitters entering the league each season, balls are flying off bats at an even faster pace than in previous seasons. The risk of injury from a foul ball seems likely to grow with each season to come.
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