Amidst the swirling Pete Rose controversy about his sexual relationship with a 16 year old (or younger) girl when he was in his mid-30s, there has been pressure on the Phillies to cancel the bobblehead night on August 11 and the August 12 Wall of Fame induction.
Now there are two reports this morning that the Phillies are going to do just that, though these haven't been confirmed by the team yet.
The first came from Howard Eskin:
The second came from 97.5's Jason Myrtetus.
Expect an official announcement today that the Phillies have canceled the Pete Rose enshrinement on the Wall of Fame. Source confirms to me.— Jason Myrtetus (@jasonmyrt) August 2, 2017
Myrtetus made clear in the comments that his source is not Howard Eskin.
There are no more details yet and lots of questions -- Is this a cancellation of both days? Will he have a plaque but no ceremony? Is this temporary or permanent?
Hopefully, whatever the Phillies announce later today will answer these questions. And that all the answers make clear that the Phillies are doing what is easy and right -- breaking with Pete Rose once and for all.