To the editor:
So, Bud (No Spine) Selig wants to reinstate Pete Rose to baseball. Bud is so eager to shine up his tarnished image after fiascos like the All-Star game tie, the bankrupt teams fraud and the contraction hoax, he will sacrifice integrity for the applause of fans with short memories and a flimsy grasp of ethics.
Baseball has one immutable rule that is stressed to every player every year: If you bet on baseball, you will be banished from the game for life. Pete Rose broke that rule and has lied about it for 13 years. Despite his Hall of Fame stats, he should not be allowed to return to the game he dishonored. If Bud is looking for an example to use as precedent for permanent expulsion, see the book of Genesis, re. the apple.