MLB  > Cincinnati Reds  > Pete Rose needs the fans to get him into the Hall of Fame
May 3, 2009, 09:04 PM
On September 11, 1985, Rose broke Ty Cobb???s all-time hits record with his 4,192nd hit, a single to left-center field off San Diego Padres pitcher Eric Show.

Why don't Reds fans boycott baseball on September 11th this year for one week in support of getting Pete into the Hall of Fame where he belongs? This would get the attention of the owners and everyone else. This has gone on long enough, the Hall of Fame inducted Gaylord Perry who admittedly cheated throughout his career.

Next year, Roberto Alomar is on the ballot and he spit in the face of an umpire and MLB has no problem with that?

If the writers were to extensively investigate gambling amongst major leaguers the way they have steroid usage, I have a hunch Pete would have company.

Great to see ML Baseball doing NOTHING to AROD for his cheating, but Pete's punishment is forever.

The best way for the fans to be heard will be by not being seen the week of September 11th. The owners will hear the fans voices the minute their bottom line is affected.
 
April 18, 2012  09:57 AM ET

I AGREE EXCEPT FOR ONE THING. BOYCOTTING BASEBALL FOR 1 DAY WON'T HAVE MUCH OF AN IMPACT. I THINK AMONTH LONG BOYCOTT WOULD BE MUCH MORE EFFECTIVE. IT'S TIME TO GIVE CHARLIE HUSTLE HIS DUE. IT'S TOO MUCH OF A DOUBLE STANDARD. IT REALLY DEPENDS ON WHETHER THE MEDIA LIKES YOU OR NOT. I HAVE A MAJOR PROBLEM WITH BASEBALL WRITERS DECIDING WHETHER YOU ARE VOTED IN OR NOT. OF COURSE IN PETE'S CASE THE POWER IS IN THE HANDS OF THE COMMISSIONER. GOOD LUCK WITH THAT ONE. HE'S THE WORST COMMISSIONER IN THE HISTORY OF THE GAME IN MY OPINION. NOT ONLY THAT BUT HE SHOULD ALSO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ALLOWING THE STEROID CONTROVERSY TO MORPH INTO WHAT IT HAS. YOU CAN'T TELL ME THAT HE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON. HE SIMPLY TURNED HIS HEAD AND WENT ALONG BECAUSE HOME RUNS WERE WHAT BROUGHT BASEBALL BACK FROM THE DARLK DAYS OF THE STRIKE IN THE 1990S. YOU CAN THANK MCGUIRE,SOSA AND YES BB FOR THAT . YOU HAVE SOME GUYS WHO ADMITTED TO CHEATING SUCH AS AROD AND CANSECO. YOU HAVE MCGUIRE WHO BASICALLY PLEADED THE FIFTH BEFORE CONGRESS YET HE WAS ALLOWED TO RETURN. ALSO I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THAT LIST OF 100 PLAYERS THAT IS BEING KEPT UNDER ALOCK AND KEY. WHY ARE THEY HIDING IT. THE FANS OF MLB HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW.

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