From SABR member Rob Neyer at Fox Sports on December 14, 2015:
Really, this is all we ever wanted.
Truly reasonable people have never been able to definitively argue that Pete Rose deserved reinstatement by Major League Baseball, and truly reasonable people have never been able to definitively argue that he didn’t deserve it. For the simple reason that very few people, reasonable or otherwise, have had enough information.
Reasonable people — and yes, of course I consider myself reasonable – could only hope that someone would reopen Rose’s case, looking at all the evidence that was available 25 years ago and all the evidence that wasn’t but is now. Along with a fair take on the Pete Rose of today, who is (it’s worth saying) now 74 years old.
Originally published: December 15, 2015. Last Updated: December 15, 2015.