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SHOULD PETE ROSE BE REINSTATED?  

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  1. 1. SHOULD PETE ROSE BE REINSTATED?

    • YES
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    • NO
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    • YES...but only after he admits to wrongdoing
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Proposals exchanged, but many hurdles still remain

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ESPN.com news services

Pete Rose has met with commissioner Bud Selig in Milwaukee recently to discuss Rose's possible reinstatement to baseball, sources close to the situation told ESPN.com's Jayson Stark.

The sources said nothing has been agreed to at this point -- including whether or not Rose will be reinstated or regain eligibility for Hall of Fame induction.

The meeting between Rose and Selig two weeks ago came 13 years after Rose, then the manager of the Cincinnati Reds, agreed to a lifetime ban from baseball following an investigation into his gambling.

Baseball's career hits leader has lobbied since then for reinstatement. Selig had previously made clear numerous times that he had no intention of lifting the ban.

Since the meeting, there have been subsequent conversations between representatives of Selig and Rose, and proposals have been exchanged.

Rose wasn't shedding much light on his talks with Selig.

"There are a lot bigger people I'm obligated to answer to first," Rose told Cincinnati television station WXIX through a personal friend on Monday night, "so my official comment is 'no comment.' "

There is still great disagreement, both within the baseball establishment and among living Hall of Fame players, about how much Rose should have to admit about his gambling and to what extent he should be reinstated.

It is regarded by the sources as all but certain that Selig will insist that Rose will have to admit in some fashion that he bet on baseball.

If the terms of Rose's mea culpa are agreed to, there would be a probationary period before he is eligible for the Hall of Fame and before he would be reinstated and allowed to work again in baseball.

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I think Pete Rose has served his pennance at this point. Everyone knows what he did, so there's no real reason to apologize for it anymore.

As for Shoeless Joe, he should stay banned. Throwing a World Series is a totally different story than betting for your team to win. Besides, people will remember Shoeless Joe whether or not he gets into the hall of fame...

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Originally posted by brickhouse

As for Shoeless Joe, he should stay banned. Throwing a World Series is a totally different story than betting for your team to win. Besides, people will remember Shoeless Joe whether or not he gets into the hall of fame...

yea but he wasnt even as involved as the other guys...i mean they showed his stats for that world series...it was still sick...if he shaved any points, u couldnt tell...they other guys on the other hand were 1000 times worse...Shoeless Joe was guilty by association...

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