NFL Films senior producer Paul Camarata informed me the other day that the episode of “NFL Films Presents” which will feature Judge Nick Selvaggio and I has been moved to the fall of 2016.
The episode, which was filmed in Urbana and at Miami University in Oxford last July, was originally slated to air on Fox Sports 1 during this NFL season.
Camarata said the delay in airing will give him time to tinker with the episode and possibly add more material to it.
Pete Rose being enshrined in the Reds Hall of Fame this summer is a victory for Rose and for the team.
For Rose, it means he finally receives a Hall of Fame plaque, albeit one not quite as significant as Cooperstown.
For the Reds, it means money … a lot of money.
A hum-drum June 23-26 series with the San Diego Padres now becomes a mega-event that will create excitement and sell a ton of tickets for a Reds’ team that is likely to be awful again this year.
Besides the Hall of Fame induction, the Reds will also retire Rose’s jersey No. 14 during the Padres’ series.
As a player, Rose was one of the greatest of all time, so it certainly makes sense that he be inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame and have his jersey number retired by the team.
His later gambling issues as a manager make it likely that this will be the highest recognition he ever receives for his career in Major League Baseball.
Trivia Time – Cincinnati Bengals’ linebacker Vontaze Burfict played college football at Arizona State.
This week’s question – Which San Diego Padres’ pitcher gave up Pete Rose’s record-breaking 4,192nd hit in 1985?
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