Why do I feel like Pete Rose never had a shot at reinstatement?
According to a New York Times report, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred reportedly has decided not to reinstate Rose after all these years.
Rob Manfred, the commissioner of Major League Baseball, has decided not to lift the permanent ban imposed on Pete Rose more than a quarter-century ago, meaning the player with more hits than anyone else in the sport’s history will continue to be kept out of the Hall of Fame.
The decision by Mr. Manfred, who succeeded Bud Selig as commissioner last January, has not been publicly announced. But three people familiar with the decision, speaking on condition of anonymity because they did not want to be identified discussing a matter that was supposed to remain confidential, said that Mr. Manfred had made up his mind to keep the ban intact.
The commissioner and Rose met at the MLB offices a few months ago, with Rose seeming to believe that he’d finally have a shot.