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Inside The Pete Rose Investigation: A Wavemaker Exclusive (Part 1)

Michael Schulder | Posted 12.14.2016 | Sports
Michael Schulder

Photo by Associated Press "We Thought We Could Smell A Lie..." Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred's decision to reject Pete Rose's appe...

Now is the Time to Reinstate Pete Rose

Stanley H. Teitelbaum | Posted 05.26.2015 | Sports
Stanley H. Teitelbaum

Pete Rose continues to feel that he has been unfairly treated by the baseball establishment, and I believe that with an expanded lens of the changing culture regarding athletes' transgressions, perhaps leniency in his case is now in order.

Looking Back at Bart Giamatti, Pete Rose and the Baseball Ferry

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 09.15.2014 | Sports
Robert David Jaffee

Baseball did indeed break my heart in 1989, the year that Giamatti, a Renaissance scholar and former president of Yale, died of a heart attack just days after banning Pete Rose from the national pastime.

Attending My 30th High School Reunion as a Diagnosed Psychotic

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 08.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert David Jaffee

Mental illness, like Hamlet, who may or may not be the only sane person in the play, is mysterious and paradoxical. And psychosis works the way nightmares do, by metaphor and symbolism. Delusions often stand in for something else.

Play Ball! The Magic of Little League

Molly Baker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Molly Baker

I love Little League. The big league writers can have the Major League. I'll take on the game where boys still need help tying their cleats and girls' uniforms hang down past their knees.

Baseball Before the Fall

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robert David Jaffee

Giamatti had compared baseball to an epic poem, and that season marked baseball's fall from grace when Rose, a charismatic rogue like Satan in "Paradise Lost," rebelled.