When Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred denied Pete Rose's latest bid for reinstatement in December, he did alter one stipulation of Rose's lifetime ban: Teams are now permitted to celebrate Rose's feats with permission from the league.
The Cincinnati Reds wasted little time; an announcement earlier this week detailed plans to retire Rose's No. 14, build a statue in his honor and induct Rose into the team's hall of fame.
Don't expect any similar accolades from the Phillies - at least not yet.
Rose is not a candidate to be inducted into the Phillies Wall of Fame this summer, said Larry Shenk, the team's historian. Shenk and a group of Phillies executives met earlier this month, as they annually do, to choose 12 candidates that are presented in an online fan vote with the winner later chosen by a special committee.
Rose is not among those 12, Shenk said. The Phillies, he said, could honor Rose in 2017.
"I would imagine Pete's name will come up for discussion," Shenk said.
Rose, who turns 75 in April, played five seasons with the Phillies from 1979-83. Three of those teams made the postseason, including the 1980 World Series champions. He made four All-Star teams as a Phillie and 826 of his record 4,256 hits were in a Phillies uniform.