No living players will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year, a decision that baseball great Pete Rose said is "kind of sad."
"There's a lot of great players that were on the ballot. And Craig Biggio, the first player on the first ballot since 1945 with 3,000 hits not to make the Hall of Fame. Of course, I believe that
"So as far as the guys linked to steroids, I didn't have a vote. You know, I don't know how they came up with the percentages that they came up with. I remember the first time
"But it's sad because we have a lot of friends in Cooperstown who own stores and they kind of thrive on that week, Hall of Fame week to survive for the year, and I don't know what kind of induction weekend it's going to be now because there's no induction [of living players]."
The issue, of course, hits close to home for Rose, who is ineligible to be inducted into the Hall of Fame despite being
Rose agreed to permanent exclusion from the Hall of Fame after being accused of gambling on baseball games while he played for and managed the
"I think the fans understand that now I understand I made a mistake, and they're willing to give me a second chance," he told Fox News. "And my teammates realize that I know I made a mistake, and they're on my side. But it's one guy's decision, Commissioner of Baseball
"But we're still trying to contact him. And who knows? Who knows down the road? You never give up. I never gave up as a player and I won't give up as someone who wants to go to the Hall of Fame, because it's the ultimate goal for a baseball player or a football player or a basketball player."