Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tim McCarver says networks not allowed to show Pete Rose clips

It's no secret that Major League Baseball has placed a lifetime ban on all-time hit king and Cincinnati native Pete Rose. The league has pretty much ignored all of Rose's achievements since banning the Reds legend for betting on baseball.

In fact, Commissioner Bud Selig would probably like it if there were no traces of Rose's impact on the game available at all. So, it comes as no surprise to hear that longtime broadcaster Tim McCarver went on the Dan Patrick Show Monday and revealed that MLB allegedly restricts FOX and ESPN from airing any video footage of Rose's playing days.

Here is the audio to serve as proof:

Wait, what?

The Los Angeles Times followed up on his comments:

Major League Baseball had no official comment on McCarver’s remarks. An executive there familiar with the relationship between the TV networks and Major League Baseball who declined to speak publicly on the matter said, “There isn’t a blanket restriction.”

Well, someone is lying here, and I can't imagine why McCarver would.

You can take the man out of the game, but you can't take away the images, memories, and the countless number of young players he inspired while playing baseball the way it should be played.

Via Cincinnati Enquirer 

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