The goal of Lift the Ban is to become an undeniable force in and around Major League Baseball so that the Commissioner’s Office feels compelled to take corrective action. This game belongs to the fans. If the fans demand it then MLB will reinstate Pete Rose. Lift the Ban is the voice for that demand. Nothing like this has yet been attempted and it will work.
Bud Selig is scheduled to retire his commission at the end of the 2014 season. The person who takes his place will probably not have close ties to baseball’s old-guard and will be more likely to lift the ban if the fans demonstrate that they want the ban to be lifted.
We all know that the vast majority of baseball fans believe Pete should be reinstated. Lift the Ban is the voice for those fans. If we come together as a visible and vocal presence in the ballparks and around Major League Baseball then the ban will be lifted sometime around 2015; but we have to begin now.
We launched Lift the Ban in earnest in February 2012. Many people have asked us whether there is a petition to sign. The short answer is “no.” This is because we do not believe a petition will work, at least not right now. Instead of an ineffective petition, we offer you the chance to participate in a unique movement by sporting a Lift the Ban t-shirt that not only looks great but also makes a powerful statement.
If you know somebody who supports Pete Rose please let them know about Lift the Ban; and please purchase a t-shirt and wear it proudly. We need to spread this movement and the shirts are our best advertisement.
If you have an idea on how to improve Lift the Ban; or if you have an idea for an activity or event; or if you would like to get involved in a more significant way please contact us at email@example.com.