MLB World Reacts to Pete Rose's Viral Response

Pete Rose will be part of the Philadelphia Phillies' World Series rematch on Sunday.

Rose, a member of the Philadelphia Phillies' 1980 World Series championship team

has faced backlash for his participation in the celebration.

"We consulted with Pete's teammates about his inclusion in the 1980 reunion," the Phillies said in a statement.

 "Everyone wants Pete to be a part of the festivities because there would be no trophy without him in 1980.

 Furthermore, the club received permission from the Commissioner's Office to include Pete on the championship team."

Rose had a Phillies ceremony cancelled in 2017 after a woman came forward and claimed she had a sexual relationship with him when she was 14 or 15 years old.