Pete Rose Files Reinstatement Petition After Astros Cheating Scandal

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"No objective standard or categorization of the rules violations committed by Mr".

Ex-Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow told Major League Baseball investigators that he remembers the intern's PowerPoint slide about "Codebreaker", but said he thought it would be used to legally decipher signs from previous games, according to the WSJ.

On Friday's episode of MLB Tonight, sportswriter Tom Verducci sits down with the former team manager, 45, to discuss the findings from the investigation that determined Astros coaches used cameras to steal pitching signals during the 2017 season. The 78-year-old Rose is arguing his permanent ineligibility is a far harsher punishment, even if the offenses themselves are not equal. "When it comes to subsequent violations of Major League Baseball rules - namely steroid use and electronic sign stealing - this is clearly not the case".

In 1989 Rose was placed on baseball's ineligible list for illegally wagering with bookmakers on MLB games, including on the Reds, while managing Cincinnati.

Rose previously denied allegations of gambling but admitted to the activity in a 2004 memoir.

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This isn't the first time Rose has asked for reinstatement, Manfred turned him down in 2015 and Bud Selig rejected Rose's previous application.

And so here comes Pete Rose, looking at this and licking his chops, seeming to think that this rather bald hypocrisy by MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred provides an opening for him to be reinstated.

Part of Rose's argument now is that Manfred has given out lesser punishments to players whose actions affected the integrity of the games.

Astros owner Jim Crane subsequently fired both Luhnow and Hinch, although none of the players involved were punished as they were granted immunity by Major League Baseball for cooperating with the investigation. I get the thinking - people love football, there's no football on the calendar, let's fill that gap - but it just never works. Among the most popular alleged examples are a clip showing Robinson Chirinos picking up something that he dropped and then stuffing it into his back pocket during the World Series.

The MLB legend played for the Milwaukee Braves - which later became the Atlanta Braves - until his retirement in 1976, and was later inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

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