Rose deserves to be in the Hall ... despite his faults

Putting his faults and shady actions aside, it's time for Pete Rose to become a member of the Hall of Fame.

Originally Published: August 13, 2003
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

A friend of mine cut through all the accumulated flotsam on Tuesday and asked me a simple question: "If you were the Commissioner, what would you do?"

For a long time, my answer would have been, "I would re-open the investigation of Pete Rose's illegal gambling, and I would present all of the evidence to the public."

Nobody cares, though. Nobody cares if Pete Rose really did bet on Reds games. Most of the people probably think he did bet on Reds games, but that he should be ...

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