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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Manfred, the A-Rod Slayer, why even consider changing the lifetime permanently ineligible status of Pete Rose?

It's a tale of two commissioners:

Manfred on Track for Rose Decision Before End of Year

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred remains on track to decide Pete Rose's application for reinstatement by the end of next month.
Then Cincinnati's manager, Rose agreed in 1989 to a lifetime ban from baseball after an MLB investigation concluded he bet on games involving the Reds while managing and playing. Rose applied for reinstatement in September 1997 ...

shall be declared permanently ineligible.

William D. Cox, 79, Team Owner Who Was Banned From Baseball

William Drought Cox, a former owner of the Philadelphia Phillies who was banned from baseball after he admitted betting on his team in 1943, died ...
Friends of the deposed manager (Bucky Harris) told the baseball commissioner, Kenesaw Mountain Landis, that early in the season, Cox had been betting on Phillies games.
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I doubt that Pete Rose read the New York Times but that story was reported March 30, 1989.  Rose managed the first 125 Reds games in 1989.  In addition to the admonition against gambling being posted in clubhouses for decades, that story about the banned owner must have reached Rose in 1989.

Rob Manfred has been quoted as stating that fantasy baseball is not gambling.  New York State and Nevada disagree.

Landis had his faults but his position on gambling was not one of them.

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