Pete Rose on ballot for prestigious Phillies honor

Pete Rose, who finally joined the Reds Hall of Fame in 2016, is now up for a similar honor with the Phillies.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that baseball’s all-time hits leader is one of 10 candidates to be honored this year on the Phillies Wall of Fame.

But expect some debate over Rose’s nomination. NJ.com announced his nomination with the headline, Pete Rose eligible for Phillies Wall of Fame: Does he deserve honor?

Fans can vote for Rose’s Phillies Wall nomination on the team’s website . A selection committee will take the top five in votes and select one for enshrinement on the wall in August. The display is in Ashburn Alley behind the outfield wall in Citizens Bank Park.

Other candidates include Steve Bedrosian, Larry Christenson, Jim Fregosi, Gene Garber, Placido Polanco, Ron Reed, Scott Rolen, Manny Trillo, and Rick Wise.

Romero had been suspended April 7 for violating team rules but was reinstated last week. He pitched in relief Friday and Sunday against Connecticut in what turned out to be his final appearances for the 20th-ranked Cougars (31-17).

We wish Seth and his family the best of luck as he embarks on the next phase of his life and baseball career, Houston coach Todd Whitting said in a release. We are fully focused on our remaining schedule and the current members of our program.

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NFL proposes rules changes for 2017 season

NFL head of officiating Dean Blandino on Thursday announced proposed rules changes for the 2017 season (via ProFootballTalk). The most surprising new rule would be that all penalties, including ones that were unreviewable in the past, could be challenged.

MLB Network host cards: Pretty self-explanatory. Now in a partnership with MLB Network, Topps has produced cards of various MLB Network personalities, analysts and hosts, include former players Harold Reynolds and John Smoltz, current studio hosts Greg Amsinger and Lauren Shehadi, and more.

Topps is expanding its First Pitch lineup, which features action shots of celebrity first pitches at ballgames. The celebrities featured include WIlliam Shatner, Joan Jett and Lou Ferrigno. (Sorry, 50 Cent.)

Topps has also reintroduced the Material Relic cards, which include pieces from specific player uniforms. A card is previewed below.

This year’s No. 1 card is Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant, who was selected by the fans in just the second year of the Vote for No. 1 Card contest. Last year, Angels outfielder Mike Trout took home the No. 1 card honors.

In a business that’s as straight forward as baseball cards, Topps has done an excellent job of producing fresh looks to keep fans, collectors and others interested in the hobby.

Below are previews from Series 1 of the 2017 catalog.

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Pirates’ Jung Ho Kang admits to DUI, vows to ‘earn respect’

Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang accepted responsibility for his third DUI charge during a court hearing in Seoul on Wednesday and vowed to change his ways.

I deeply regret what I have done, Kang said, via Yonhap News. If I can get one last chance, I will become an exemplary player to earn respect from everyone.

Harbaugh’s not interested in that stuff, though. He says if a team wants a good football player, then go sign Kaepernick.

I’ll tell you the same thing I tell them: I think he’s an outstanding player and I think he’s a great competitor who has proven it in games and has the ability to be not only an NFL starter but a great NFL player, Harbaugh told PFT’s Mike Florio. He’ll have a great career and be a great quarterback, win championships.

Kaepernick’s options to be a starter somewhere are pretty limited now. Most teams already have found someone through free agency or plan to take a quarterback in the draft. And other teams just don’t want to deal with the attention Kaepernick would bring as a backup.

The former 49ers QB is still young (29) and showed some promise last season despite not having much talent surrounding him. He finished with 18 total touchdowns and four interceptions in 12 games played.

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Tommy Pham gives Cardinals controversial 14-inning win over Braves

Tommy Pham’s two-run homer in the top of the 14th lifted the Cardinals to a 6-4 win to complete a sweep in Atlanta. But the Braves thought they won the game three innings earlier.

Braves center fielder Ender Inciarte appeared to beat out a two-out, bases-loaded grounder down the first-base line. He was initially called out, but the call stood following a replay review despite Inciarte arriving at the bag just as Cardinals reliever Seung Hwan Oh received a toss from first baseman Matt Carpenter. The tie did not go to the runner and the inning was over.

“Obviously, that’s the game,” Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. “I was worried when I saw it in real time. Hats off to an umpire making a tough call against the home team.”

In a separate interview with MASN, Machado hinted he would “take care of business on my own” when the clubs meet again Wednesday.

“I lost my respect for the entire organization and Boston and how they are handling the whole situation,” Machado told MASN after gaining his composure following the tirade. “If Cheap Authentic Jerseys they want to hit me, hit me, go ahead. Get it over with, don’t keep lingering it around. I’ve lost mad respect for that team and organization. They are probably going to try to hit me again [tomorrow]. I’m just going to have to wear it and see what happens — if I have to take care of business on my own then I’m going have to do something.”

Adriana Lima drama reportedly turned Matt Harvey into ’emotional wreck’

Matt Harvey is finding out the hard way that dating a supermodel can be tough.

The New York Post’s Page Six reports the Mets star pitcher was Cheap Blue Jays Jerseys out partying until 4 a.m. Saturday before skipping that day’s game, because he was “an emotional wreck” after seeing pictures of Adriana Lima with Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman.

Harvey, according to Page Six, thought Lima was his girlfriend:

“Both the Victoria’s Secret stunner and the Patriots wide receiver — with whom she had broken up several months earlier — wore grins on their faces like they were having the time of their lives,” the Post wrote. “Inside the party, Lima and Edelman were ‘flirty,’ Post sources said. And, to add insult to injury, Lima unfollowed Harvey on Instagram after the event.”

It didn’t convince the Browns to keep him, even though everybody is as clear as they ever have been on how much money they have to throw around, thanks to their Brock Osweiler/draft pick gambit. However, the Browns still have a lot of convincing to do about their judgment. According the Cleveland Plain Dealer, when Pryor went back to the Browns after he met with Washington, the Browns offered less.

All the other reasons Pryor has to settle for one year in Washington have been on full, public, ugly display for the past week, as the franchise’s dirty laundry has been aired and the infrastructure has shown all its cracks, new and old.