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In Monday Night Football, the New York Giants defeated the Miami Dolphins 31-24.

And, in Major League Baseball, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced that the lifetime ban imposed on Pete Rose, the game's lifetime hits leader who was exiled from the sport for gambling on ballgames while a player and manager, will be left in place.

Manfred said yesterday that interviews with Rose did not persuade him that the former ballplayer was being truthful in addressing allegations about his gambling habits; one of baseball's most sacrosanct rules is that people working in the game may not under any circumstances bet on games. (It doesn't matter whether they bet on their team or against it.)

Manfred did leave the door open - a bit - on whether Rose could be inducted into the Hall of Fame, saying that "the considerations that should drive a decision on whether an individual should be allowed to work in baseball are not the same as those that should drive a decision on Hall of Fame eligibility ... any debate over Mr. Rose’s eligibility for the Hall of Fame is one that must take place in a different forum."

To this point, however, the Hall of Fame has maintained that being banned from baseball means being disqualified from being elected to join the luminaries enshrined in Cooperstown.
KC's View:
I think this seems entirely fair. I only know what I read about Rose and what I see on television, but he's always struck me as the poster child for denial ... he seems utterly without any self-awareness and not very repentant. I care less about the Hall of Fame than I do about baseball itself ... and I don't think he has any business being on a baseball field or in a front office.