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MLB | Bill would have called for Rose to be reinstated

Malia Rulon, of the Gannett News Service, reports that an Ohio congressman and an attorney for former MLB IF/OF Pete Rose had worked for several weeks on a bill which would have allowed Congress to call on Major League Baseball to reinstate him. Neil Volz, chief of staff to former Rep. Bob Ney, said the idea to lobby for his reinstatement came after Rose was named to the All-Century Team in 1999. However, the proposed bill was never introduced because of Rose's reluctance to lobby Congress for the legislation, and it had never been reported until now. "We had it all ready to go, and (Rose) pulled the plug," Volz said. "We were willing to say it was all our idea, which it was, but he didn't want it to appear as if he was going over and asking for this."

2007-12-30 12:56:51 | Source:

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