Shoeless Joe Jackson is not being reinstated


Yesterday we noted an article in which the folks at the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum in Greenville, South Carolina said that Commissioner Rob Manfred had issued a ruling on the reinstatement request for old Shoeless Joe. Today the Museum printed the letter from Manfred on its Facebook page. Short version: it ain’t so:



Why they sat on the letter for a month and change is unclear. But like I said yesterday, if Jackson was being reinstated, I seriously doubt you’d be hearing about it from anyone else than Major League Baseball, in a publicity-milking affair.

Next up: Pete Rose. Don’t hold your breath, Charlie Hustle.