Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Pete Rose: Worst Backtrack Ever?

From the lead of the latest AP story:
"Pete Rose never expected baseballs bearing his autograph and a printed apology for betting on baseball to be sold publicly, his business agent said Monday."
This might have reached new levels of "he must think the rest of us are complete effing idiots."

The funny part is that for as much of an autograph-money whore Rose has been throughout his life, his agent says he didn't make a cent on these particular balls.

-- D.S.


Perks said...

Re: baseball in general...

Peter Gammons is coming back tonight!

With that and the LAD-SD game last night, I'd like to say that baseball is back. I thought it to be dead (especially being a BoSox fan), but I will never forget just how great baseball in October can be. Also, with the start of football, it's always hard (unless there's a big Yanks-Sox showdown for the playoffs) to upstage both the NCAA and NFL combined. Oh, and when ESPN has MNF, that never helps MLB.

FreKy J said...

Pete Rose = Denny McLain.

Amazing ball player. Amazingly bad crook. Easy mark for real crooks.

Mega said...


Best. Post. Ever.

I completely agree with you and then some. Shanoff's column was the only reason why I ever visited the Booyah Network's website.

Now all I need is this site for my sports news!

MP said...

This Pete Rose story makes me sad. It shows that he just so badly wants into the Hall that he'll do anything to keep himself in the hearts and minds of America.

Geez, just end it already and let him in. Hasn't he (and we) suffered enough?