Tuesday, December 10, 2002

Rose, Selig meet, sources say

Reinstatement possible?

By Jeff Tindall
Enquirer.Com staff

Several Web sites are reporting that Pete Rose has met with commissioner Bud Selig in Milwaukee to discuss Rose's possible reinstatement to baseball.

Rose photos from Cinergy farewell softball game
Apparently, nothing has been agreed to at this point, including whether or not Rose will be reinstated or regain Hall of Fame eligibility.

ESPN.Com reports the meeting took place two weeks ago. Since the meeting, there have been subsequent conversations between representatives of Selig and Rose, and proposals have been exchanged, ESPN.Com said.

Thirteen years ago, Rose agreed to a lifetime ban from baseball following an investigation into his gambling. Baseball's career hits leader has lobbied since then for reinstatement. Selig has gone on record numerous times saying he has no intention of lifting the ban.

"There are a lot bigger people I'm obligated to answer to first," Rose told Cincinnati television station WXIX Monday through a personal friend, "so my official comment is 'no comment'."

--Jack Murray contributed

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