" Hit King & @Reds legend @PeteRose_14 walks out on the field at Great American Ball Park in front of his fans http://t.co/Lo2vuk81ZQ — FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) July 14, 2015 "
Pete Rose earned Cincinnati Reds “Franchise Four” honors tonight before the All Star Game at the Great American Ballpark. He joined Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan and Barry Larkin on the field. Craig Calcaterra of Hardball Talk estimates Rose earned a one minute, 24 second standing ovation from the hometown crowd.
Cincy fans were a little less friendly during player introductions for Ryan Braun and the slew of St. Louis Cardinals elected to the game. Yadier Molina seemed to draw the most boos, as many probably remember this confrontation from the 2010 season. Molina didn’t seem too upset by the boos and laughed about it.
Even the usually stoic Albert Pujols, Molina’s former teammate in St. Louis, joined in.
Hometown favorite Todd Frazier, the freshly minted Home Run Derby champ, received the loudest ovation.
Baseball’s stance on Rose has softened greatly since Rob Manfred took over as commish. His inclusion in today’s event didn’t cause much of a stir one way or another other.
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