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Undeniably, Pete Rose, one of baseball’s greatest players ever, earned lifetime banishment from baseball. This is unambiguous and incontrovertible, however sincere Rose’s apology may eventually become.
However, did he earn exclusion from the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown? Nothing in Rule 21(d) says this outright, however you want to read “permanent ineligibility.”
To this amateur baseball legalist, one solution repeatedly rears its head: (a) confirm Rose’s lifetime ban from active participation in professional baseball; (b) submit his name for election to Cooperstown; and c) if/when he is elected, grant him his plaque in the Hall, but without a part in any induction ceremony. Case closed.p>The sooner his stellar career gets its shrine in Cooperstown, the sooner this ambiguous and silly state of affairs can end, and the sooner his ugly mug can disappear from our screens. br> —
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online