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ESPN Has Lost Its Way

Friday, December 14th, 2012

I can remember the day – Aug. 24, 1989 – Pete Rose accepted a place on Major League Baseball  arising from accusations that he bet on baseball. Naturally all the networks, as well as ESPN, covered the event, which was obviously huge at the time.  To be honest, ESPN was the star if the day, […]

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Holding Writers More Accountable for Their HOF Vote

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Barry Larkin was elected to the Hall of Fame earlier today with 86% of the vote. Although he had a tremendous career, I believe Larkin is a very good player that falls short of Hall credentials. It’s now time to put the Hall of Fame debate away for another year, but there is one last aspect […]

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Pete Rose on Shea Stadium

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

I have been meaning to share a bunch of pictures I took from my August visit to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Recently, I posted original scouting reports on Sandy Koufax, Tom Seaver, and Johan Santana. There were some great quotes posted throughout the museum. One of my favorites was by Pete Rose when he was a member of the […]

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Dino Costa With Pete Rose on Sirius

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Pete Rose appeared on the Dino Costa Show on Sirius/XM. He talked about his last meeting with Bud Selig, and the collision between him and Ray Fosse in the 1970 All Star Game. Rose said he met with Selig two years ago and thought he had a chance to be reinstated, but it didn’t happen. “Something changed his […]

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