Skip to comments.Pete Rose Awaits His Return, 25 Years Into Exile
Posted on 07/07/2014 5:14:19 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Pete Rose has a vision. Someday his career hits record will be tied, and he will respond with one final turn at bat. He will roll a single up the middle and crawl to first base for No. 4,257, reclaiming his title as Hit King.
Rose related this fanciful dream on the phone the other day, at the end of a lively conversation. The problem with the story, obviously, is that he is 73 years old and has been barred from baseball since 1989. But there has to be a better ending out there, somehow.
Life is good for Rose. He has been in the news lately, managing the independent Bridgeport Bluefish, in Connecticut, for a game last month They took some extra bases, made some headfirst slides, and we won, 2-0, he said and announcing his role as a spokesman for SportsBeep, a fantasy sports app. It is legal, he pointed out.
Which is important to me I will no longer do anything illegal in my life, Rose said. Its a great way for fans to be attracted. If theyre attracted to sports through this app, theyre going to watch more sports and maybe go to more games. It creates fun for sports fans.
If this new association bothers anybody or hinders his chances of being reinstated, Rose said, he cannot worry about it.
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Charlie Hustle belongs in The Hall of Fame.
I bet he gets into the hall of fame. Anyone wanna bet?
He should be inducted... the day after he dies. Giamatti gave him a lifetime ban and that is exactly what it should be. Rose should never live to see himself in the Hall, but the day after he dies, he needs to be in there.
Eh, I would question it.
I lived in the Cincinnati area during the best years of The Big Red Machine. It was great!
Pete Rose bet on baseball - banned for life, as it should be.
Additionally, he sold tons of fake memorablia too, so screw Charlie Hustler.
Pete Rose should only be inducted in the HOF after he dies. He should not be allowed to give an induction speech.
Shoeless Joe Jackson should go in first. He didn’t even bet — and he was a better guy all around.
While we're at it, let's give Lance Armstrong back his Tour de France trophies.
It's high time Baseball put one of the greatest players in History into the HOF.
It's not like he orchestrated an illegal alien invasion of the USA and scattered them all over the country to build an undefeatable marxist voting base like Hugo Chavez and Barack Hussein Obama did.
Rose has done his time.
And your rationale for this is ?
He gave me a baseball signed by the entire team.
EXCEPT for Pete Rose.
Isn’t OJ in the NFL HoF?
Lance Armstrong is nowhere near the same ballpark.
“I will no longer do anything illegal in my life”
How big of him.
As I recall they let Rose back for a day for something.
I was at the local marina about a month ago in a blinding rain storm. I was in my car and stopped to let 2 stripper looking blondes and a fat old black guy cross the street in front of me in the rain.
I thought to myself that it was pretty strange that those 2 hooker looking bims would be out walking in the rain with this guy towards his boat when I looked to my left and sure enough, bringing up the rear after stepping out of his SUV, was the OJ himself.
As he got nearer I started yelling out “hey, OJ, OJ!”.
He was smiling ear to ear at being recognized and started waving hello, after all, I had just stopped to let his friends cross in front of me so they could get out of the rain, I must be a nice guy.
A that point I flipped him an extremely rigid bird and asked him “ you gonna kill those too” pointing at the bims.
I have to hand it to him, he just kept smilin and waving with an “aw shucks” attitude. I’m glad he had already been arrested and was awaiting trial for his road rage case, or I might have received a very different type of reaction.
It was another jury handpicked by the defense (the prosecutor is a democrat) and that this creep will be in trouble with the law again in short order.
I just hope he doesn’t kill again in the process.
66 posted on 10/24/2001 5:35:23 PM by Rome2000
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