Pete Rose's case for reinstatement into baseball is still pending review, but Commissioner Rob Manfred recently stated that he hopes to have a decision on Rose's case by the end of the year.
"We are in the process of finalizing our review of the files," Manfred told WTEM radio on Wednesday. "We had a conversation (Wednesday) about scheduling a meeting with Mr. Rose. After that meeting I will give Mr. Rose a decision that will happen before the end of this year."
Rose first met the commissioner while attending the MLB All-Star Game in July. Thursday on FOX Sports 1's MLB Whiparound he spoke about their meeting and his first impressions of the commissioner.
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"I got to meet him at the All-Star Game when we were over there with FOX working the game," Rose said. "What I liked about the commissioner just from my five or six minute meeting was he seemed to be a fan ... He was a great guy and he just seemed like a real fan of the game of baseball and that's what you need from a commissioner. Not only to make decisions, but to be a fan of the sport and I think Rob is."
Watch the whole video below.