1. If you could make one change to the game of baseball what would it be?
Other than speed the game up...I would bring a team to Vegas.
2. What is your most embarrassing guilty pleasure (please don't say Glee)?
My first thought would be running on the treadmill at three in the morning.
3. You reside in Las Vegas... do you think Pete Rose should be in the Baseball Hall of Fame?
Pete Rose always comes across as very humble to me...whether I cross paths with him at N9NE Steakhouse or Amp Salon or perhaps just walk by one of his infamous autograph sessions around town, he simply enjoys talking baseball and the community has embraced that. In fact, for Rose’s 70th Birthday this past April, George Maloof even put his name up in lights on the marquee at the Palms Casino Resort...it read: Happy 70th Pete Rose 4,256. It was a pretty special moment. Look, it’s time to forgive the Hit King. He has paid his dues by following what late commissioner Bart Giamatti asked of him by “reconfiguring” his life.
I guess I would now like to see two things become mutually exclusive...a lifetime ban on baseball and actual induction into the Hall of Fame. Rose belongs in the Hall, a place that honors achievement and teaches the history of the game...he just doesn’t belong on the diamond, going forward. Two separate rulings. That’s just my own personal take on it.
Bud Selig, future commissioners, and the veterans committee will continue to do what they feel is best for the game of baseball and, at the end of the day, I respect that most of all.
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