Report: Selig unswayed by Aaron
Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig told fanhouse.com "nobody has lobbied me" regarding the possibility of reinstating all-time hits leader Pete Rose.
The New York Daily News reported Monday that Selig was taking a new look at Rose's ban.
Hank Aaron's support for Rose's Hall of Fame inclusion, which he mentioned at last weekend's ceremonies in Cooperstown, N.Y., is a strong indication of Selig's possible action, the Daily News reported.
"I love Hank. I have enormous respect and affection, and whatever opinions Henry has, he has," Selig told fanhouse.com. "In the end, I have to do what I think is right, but I will say this to you. I talk to Hank about a lot of things, and Hank has a lot of common sense. He's very level-headed, but I'm not going to comment on any of these things."
Selig said his stance on Rose is unchanged.
"What I said at the All-Star Game two weeks ago is my stance," Selig told fanhouse.com. "I agree to review [the possibility of reinstating Rose]. We are reviewing it, and nothing has changed. And that's what I said in St. Louis, and I will tell you that today."
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