MLB Notes: MLB 'does not like' broadcasters using Pete Rose footage

Tim McCarver at the 2013 Fox Sports Media Group Upfront After Party in New York, NY. (Kyle...

Tim McCarver at the 2013 Fox Sports Media Group Upfront After Party in New York, NY. (Kyle Blair/WENN.com)

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Legendary broadcaster Tim McCarver, set to hang up his mic and headphones at season's end, is going out with a bang.

The 71-year-old Fox announcer, in an interview with ESPN Radio Monday, said the league has told its broadcast partners to refrain from ever showing disgraced star Pete Rose.

"Major League Baseball does not like us showing video of Pete Rose on our air," he said.

The rule applies to, at the very least, Fox and ESPN, according to McCarver. TBS also has broadcasting rights.

Rose, of course, is a household name not only because he's the MLB record holder in hits, but because he's admitted to betting on games in the 1980s while managing the Cincinnati Reds.

The 72-year-old Rose has always maintained he only bet in favour of the Reds.

The three-time World Series champ and 17-time all-star is banned from being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

McCarver, a former big-league catcher, is well known for his outspokenness.

SEINFELD CALLS OUT ALL-STAR GAME FANS

Noted funny man Jerry Seinfeld wasn't in the mood for a laugh Tuesday night.

During an appearance on CBS New York Wednesday, the comedian blasted a group of fans who attended the MLB all-star game, saying it was "one of the lowest moments" of his time as a New York Mets fan.

"When the Citi Field crowd was booing (players) that they see as rivals to their Mets team ... I was in shock," Seinfeld said.

"I was embarrassed. I thought it was horrible manners."

Seinfeld didn't stop there.

"We're booing them like five year olds, as if there's some sort of real animosity. The American League is not the Taliban."

Something Seinfeld was happy about was the crowd's positive reaction to all-star game MVP and legendary New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera.

The American League defeated the National League 3-0.

D-BACKS ANNOUNCER ARRESTED

The Arizona Diamondbacks suspended its Spanish-speaking play-by-play announcer for an indefinite period of time Wednesday.

Miguel Perez Quintana was arrested for allegedly threatening to kill his wife Monday.

Quintana, 53, who turned himself in to Phoenix police Wednesday, has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, intimidation and criminal damage.

"The Arizona Diamondbacks take this issue and these allegations very seriously and do not condone, nor will we tolerate violence of any kind," Diamondbacks senior vice-president Josh Rawitch said in a statement.

Court records indicate Quintana is being accused of holding a kitchen knife to his wife's throat and threatening to kill her, according to the Arizona Republic.

His wife did not sustain major injuries, suffering only minor cuts.

Quintana's first hearing is July 26.

MARLINS TO HOST WRESTLING NIGHT

Attendance woes have forced the Miami Marlins to get creative.

So creative, in fact, that they have decided to host a Legends of Wrestling theme night Aug. 24, according to BizOfBaseball.com.

To cap off a three-game set with the Colorado Rockies, the organization plans on having ex-WWE wrestler Bill Goldberg throw out the first pitch. In-game autograph booths will be set up and three to four wrestling matches will commence outside the stadium after the game.

Fifteen wrestlers are scheduled to be on hand, including Bret Hart, Brutus Beefcake, Chavo Guerrero, and Bushwacker Luke.

As the all-star break comes to a close, Miami is dead last in MLB attendance. An average of 17,416 have passed through Marlins Park's turnstiles.

BRIEFLY

Baltimore Orioles pitcher Jair Jurrjens became a free agent Thursday, after declining a triple-A assignment "¦ Los Angeles Angels outfielder Peter Bourjos found out Thursday the broken bone in his right wrist has not fully healed, according to the L.A. Times.

 


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