A few months ago, Donald Trump took to twitter to voice his disgust that Pete Rose was yet again not elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
In usual Trump fashion, he neglects facts. Major League Baseball officially has no say in who or what goes into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is a separate entity from MLB. While Rose is banned from baseball, the Hall of Fame doesn’t have to follow that ban. They choose to do so, but that’s on the voters and the board of directors, not on Commissioner Manfred.
Well, we now have the rest of the story.
Looks like Pete’s gone from gambling on baseball to gambling on America’s future.
ScoutsUpdate: It appears now that Mr. Rose is backtracking his endorsement, stating that a ball is just a ball. STOP READING INTO THINGS YOU VULTURES!
“Pete has made a point not to ‘endorse’ any particular presidential candidate,” Genco said in a statement to NBC News. “Though he respects everyone who works hard for our country — any outlet that misinterpreted a signed baseball for an endorsement was wrong. Pete did not send any candidate a baseball or a note of endorsement.”
Genco added that through his “discussions with Pete about this cycle, I’ve learned that he believes that who to vote for is a decision each voter should decide for him or herself.”
This whole Rose/Trump connection brings up a good philosophical discussion, if a ball gambles on baseball in the forest behind a wall keeping other sports balls out of the forest, does it really exist?