Pete Rose has been in the headlines for terrible reasons the last couple of days. And, in what hopefully is a correct report, 94WIP’s Howard Eskin says the Phillies will cancel his Wall of Fame ceremony next week.
— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) August 2, 2017
I’ve reached out to the Phillies for comment, but Jason Myrtetus of 97.5 The Fanatic says to expect an announcement of the cancellation sometime today.
Rose made headlines this week after it was revealed he had sexual relations with minors during his career.
UPDATE: The Phillies have officially announced that the ceremony will not take place and Rose will not be present for Alumni Weekend, nor will they give away the Pete Rose bobbleheads.
Due to recent events, the Phillies and Pete Rose have decided that Pete will not participate in the Phillies Alumni Weekend festivities to be held at Citizens Bank Park on August 10-13, 2017.
Rose said, “While I am truly honored that the Phillies fans voted for me to be this year’s Wall of Fame inductee, I am concerned that other matters will overshadow the goodwill associated with Alumni Weekend, and I agree with the decision not to participate.”
The Phillies will not distribute the Pete Rose bobble figurine giveaway on Friday, August 11. On Saturday, the Phillies will pay tribute to former Wall of Fame inductees during a pre-game ceremony. The weekend’s events will continue on Sunday with more than 40 alumni being recognized on-field. All fans in attendance for Sunday’s game will receive a Wall of Fame card pack.
Fans holding tickets for Friday, August 11 or Saturday, August 12 can exchange their tickets for any remaining 2017 game or receive a refund at any Citizens Bank Park sales window or by mailing their tickets to The Phillies, One Citizens Bank Way, Philadelphia, PA 19148. Exchanges or refunds must be processed by October 1, 2017.
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