Monday, August 27, 2007

Huard, Rose Proven Winners in Own Regard, Same Style

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball
Allan H. (Bud) Selig, Commissioner
245 Park Avenue, 31st Floor
New York, NY 10167
(212) 931-3800

Dear Mr. Commissioner:

The Kansas City Chiefs made the right decision. They’ve announced they’ll go, at least for the September 9 opener in Houston, with the veteran guy, Damon Huard. Head Coach Herman Edwards indicated that Huard gets the nod, because he’s the proven winner. The proven winner.

Three championships and the title as the hit king also, in my book, qualify Pete Rose as a proven winner. Only he gets no official acknowledgement of these accolades due to a ban put on him by a guy who held office for a miniscule fraction of the time Rose played professional baseball.

The continuation of the ban is a travesty. Can we at least put some feelers out there, an official statement from your office perhaps, that asks what baseball fans think? We know what a lot of them thought four years ago. A considerable amount has changed since then, though. It’s time for more serious consideration regarding this issue. Please, Mr. Commissioner, for the sake of the game. Lift the ban.

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