Thursday, Dec. 12
Over the last two days I have read and heard inaccurate reports about the meeting between Pete Rose and Bud Selig. The one that disturbs me the most is that the Hall of Famers were involved in trying to get Selig to reinstate Pete. That is untrue.
Here is the truth: Within the last year, I asked Selig for a favor. I never asked Bud to reinstate Pete. I asked him to meet with Pete and evaluate him on his own -- where he is today compared to where he was 13 years ago. Bud granted me the favor, met with Pete sometime before Thanksgiving, and is now evaluating the meeting.
It's Bud's decision whether or not to reinstate Pete. I don't know enough about the Dowd report to ask for anything other than a meeting with Pete.
I'm disappointed that information about the meeting was leaked to the press. The leaks had to come from someone at the meeting. I wasn't at the meeting, but whoever leaked it has not helped the process.