Rose chose more cumbersome path

Pete Rose is responsible for not taking the steps necessary to make his problems disappear 15 years ago.

Updated: January 12, 2004, 10:21 AM ET
By Jim Baker | MLB Insider
  • Want to know the real sequence of events leading up to Pete Rose's lifetime ban from baseball? Want to know why the situation wasn't resolved at the time? Can you guess who was responsible for not taking the steps necessary to make this problem disappear 15 years ago? Writing in the Washington Post, John Dowd -- the man behind the Dowd Report which found 52 separate incidences of Rose betting on his own team -- tells what happened when Rose and his lawyers were apprised of his findings.

  • Ken Daley of the Dallas Morning News nails the question of Pete Rose for the Hall of Fame. He takes the points made by those who still cling to the notion that this man deserves such an honor and refutes them adeptly.

  • Are the Mets snakebitten? Are they headed in the wrong direction? Former Met pitcher and minor league pitching coach Bobby Ojeda explains why he is walking away from the organization to John Harper of the New York Daily News.

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