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Monday, February 15, 2016

OTP - 2016 February 15: Politics and Baseball

I think what is most interesting about this development is that it comes on the heels of two terms with a particularly modest center-oriented president. Historically, this kind of revolutionary rancor is a response to executive radicalism, or ineptitude and malfeasance. Barack Obama may be many things, but only his most ridiculous critics would call him radical and inept. Of course, the same cannot be said for Washington as a whole. So maybe that is where this transformational ardor is coming from. We may blame the president, but that’s really only because he is the face of the entire system.

So yeah, politics is like baseball, and politicians are like baseball players.

Bitter Mouse, Space Tyrant Posted: February 15, 2016 at 08:30 AM | 2507 comment(s)
  Beats: pete rose, politics

Monday, February 08, 2016

OTP - 2016 February 8: There’s baseball, politics … and real problems

Instead of wasting the time and effort thinking about baseball, wouldn’t it be more productive for our elected representatives to concern them with one of this state’s biggest problems? Water quality.

How many cities and towns have problems like the lead levels found in Sebring, Ohio? And how many draw their water supplies from lakes containing massive amounts of toxic algae, like Toledo and Celina?

Conservation groups around the Great Lakes region are calling for states to become more active in cleaning up lakes, especially those used for drinking water. As one group told the governor of Michigan, they’re tired of reading about plans; they want to see some action.

Bitter Mouse, Space Tyrant Posted: February 08, 2016 at 01:16 PM | 2507 comment(s)
  Beats: pete rose, politics, water quality

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Pete Rose to be inducted into Reds Hall of Fame

Pete Rose is going into the Hall of Fame.

No, Rob Manfred hasn’t had a change of heart. The all-time hits leader will be honored as a member of the Reds Hall of Fame.

“Inducting Pete into the Reds Hall of Fame will be a defining moment in the 147-year history of this storied franchise,” team president Bob Castellini said Tuesday (via WXIX-TV) in a prepared statement. “He is one of the greatest players to ever wear a Reds uniform and it will be an unforgettable experience watching him being honored as such.”...

A ceremony to honor Rose is scheduled to take place during the 2016 Reds Hall of Fame Induction Weekend, June 24-26.

This will tarnish the great institution that houses Chris Sabo!

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 19, 2016 at 08:52 AM | 85 comment(s)
  Beats: pete rose, reds

Monday, December 14, 2015

Pete Rose to Remain Barred by Baseball, Sources Say

It was a sucker’s bet.

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.

Mr. Manfred’s decision comes less than three months after he met with Mr. Rose, 74, at Major League Baseball’s headquarters on Park Avenue in Manhattan.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 14, 2015 at 12:03 PM | 186 comment(s)
  Beats: banishment, pete rose, rob manfred

 

 

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