Interesting chat in Fridays Eisen show, Bryce Harper suggests that baseball (which has an average fan age of 54 approx) is “tired” because the rules disallow players to display personality. Instantly I thought of Rose… again.
The problem with personality is that it usually comes with character flaws, those who have limited personality tend to offer less character imperfections but also come across more boring, more robotic… The opposite of interesting. So naturally if you punish players in the game for character imperfections your going to result in a less interesting list of players down the line.
Make a statement, put Rose in & welcome the notion of entertainment and skill first, punishment 2nd.