Before he is they need to revisit Joe Jackson.
I don't think many people outside of baseball historian nerds are clamoring for the lift of Joe Jackson's 91 year ban from baseball.
Well I'm not historian nerd, not for baseball anyway, but the dude did nothing to throw that series.
With that said, I agree with you on the sentiment. I, too, feel that Joe did not help throw the 1919 series. Fellow teammates have confessed that much. And I'd love to see Joe's impact on the game commemorated the right way, more than just being a black mark on the sport some 90 years ago.
I'd support Joe's re-instatement & I'd support Rose's, too.
But at this point, I only see the latter happening.
May as well. The guy gambled. With MLB turning a blind eye to all the people who blatantly cheated at the sport, vilifying a guy who bet a few times seems hypocritical.
It's about 10 years too late for this. Unreal that he's villified for something that happened AFTER he was done playing. The fact that it's prevented him from getting in to the HOF as a player is remarkable.
Both Rose AND Jackson need to be reinstated.