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  • Awesome Endorsement For Trump From Pete Rose

    03/13/2016 5:36:51 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 74 replies
    RealDonaldTrump ^ | 03/13/2014 | Donald Trump
  • Swinging strike three for Charlie Hustler

    12/15/2015 8:39:37 AM PST · by BluesDuke · 36 replies
    Throneberry Fields Forever ^ | 14 December 2015 | Yours Truly
    Yes, I would rather be thinking aloud about such things as Jeff Samardzija’s slightly ridiculous contract. (Shades of Bud Black.) About whether John Lackey’s and (especially) Jason Heyward’s signings with the Cubs really do make them a 2016 World Series entrant. (Berra’s Law still applies, as the 2015 Nationals can tell you.) About how much financial flexibility Michael Cuddyer’s retirement leaves the Mets. (Some, but maybe not quite enough to think about re-signing Yoenis Cespedes.) Or Johnny Cueto signing with the Giants. Among other things. But commissioner Rob Manfred has let it be known that Pete Rose isn’t going to...
  • Pete Rose has never righted his wrongs (reinstatement denied)

    12/14/2015 4:00:06 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 59 replies
    ESPN ^ | 12/14/2015 | William Weinbaum
    It was a metaphor for all to see on this fall's World Series pre- and postgame shows. An outcast for more than a quarter-century, Pete Rose appeared as a Fox Sports TV analyst -- on a set outside the stadium. Now Rose, 74, will remain officially on the outs for the foreseeable future, following Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred's denial on Monday of Rose's bid for reinstatement, 26 years after his lifetime ban based on evidence that he had gambled on the sport -- and on his own team -- as manager of the Cincinnati Reds. Manfred's ruling is...
  • Pete Rose's request for baseball reinstatement denied by MLB commissioner Rob Manfred

    12/14/2015 9:44:08 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 75 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Christian Red
    Charlie Hustle is still out. Baseball's hit king Pete Rose got an early Christmas present from MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, and it wasn't what Rose had on his wish list.
  • Pete Rose's rain delay videobomb turns into Internet meme

    10/24/2015 12:49:18 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 24, 2015 | Mark Townsend
    The addition of Pete Rose to the Fox Sports 1 broadcast team has definitely served its purpose for the still building sports network. Whether he's criticizing Josh Donaldson for not playing through a possible concussion, or bonding with Alex Rodriguez over not being liked, Rose manages to get people talking with just about every pregame or postgame appearance. Now we have to include videobombs in Rose's act. During the eighth-inning rain delay in Friday's ALCS Game 6, Rose had the internet talking and immediately creating memes after momentarily popping up in C.J. Nitkowski's live shot.
  • Entries in long-hidden notebook show Pete Rose bet on baseball as player

    06/22/2015 11:33:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 67 replies
    ESPN ^ | June 22, 2015 | William Weinbaum and T.J. Quinn
    For 26 years, Pete Rose has kept to one story: He never bet on baseball while he was a player. Yes, he admitted in 2004, after almost 15 years of denials, he had placed bets on baseball, but he insisted it was only as a manager. But new documents obtained by Outside the Lines indicate Rose bet extensively on baseball -- and on the Cincinnati Reds -- as he racked up the last hits of a record-smashing career in 1986. The documents go beyond the evidence presented in the 1989 Dowd report that led to Rose's banishment and provide the...
  • Pete Rose petitions commissioner

    03/16/2015 5:01:01 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 109 replies ^ | 3/16/2015 | Mark Saxon
    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred says he has received a formal request from Pete Rose asking that his lifetime ban be lifted and that he will consider the all-time hits leader's request "on its merits." "I want to make sure I understand all of the details of the Dowd Report and Commissioner [Bart] Giamatti's decision and the agreement that was ultimately reached," Manfred said after a meeting with Los Angeles Dodgers players in Arizona on Monday morning. "I want to hear what Pete has to say, and I'll make a decision once I've done that." Rose's...
  • Take our poll: Should Pete Rose be in the Hall of Fame?

    10/18/2014 12:43:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 77 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 18, 2014
    No matter what you think of Pete Rose, you can't deny what an electric moment it was on September 11th, 1985, when Rose became baseball's all-time major league hit leader -- a record that still stands today. And yet, the debate over whether his cardinal sin -- gambling on baseball -- should keep him out of the Hall of Fame for life remains as fierce as ever, as correspondent Lee Cowan explains in a profile of Rose, to be aired on CBS' "Sunday Morning" October 19... Take our poll! Do you feel Pete Rose should be inducted into the National...
  • Pete Rose: 'I've Been Led to Believe That America Is a Forgiving Country'

    08/21/2014 10:40:11 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 64 replies
    Breitbart Sports ^ | August 21, 2014 | William Bigelow
    In a touching interview with Jeremy Schaap of ESPN, Pete Rose spoke of the reasons why he gambled on baseball, acknowledging he made a terrible mistake when he gambled and also erred in signing away his future when he was suspended. Prompted by Schaap, he concluded with a plea to Bud Selig to let him back in the game for which he has such a passion.
  • Pete Rose Awaits His Return, 25 Years Into Exile

    07/07/2014 5:14:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | JULY 6, 2014 | TYLER KEPNER
    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....
  • Pete Rose has paid his debt. Let him back into the game

    11/14/2013 12:01:57 PM PST · by EveningStar · 119 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | November 13, 2013 | Joe Posnanski
    ...We are coming on 25 years of Pete Rose's banishment... Pete Rose played baseball with an intensity and love that might be unmatched in the game's history. He cracked more hits and reached base more times than anyone ever. He represented a way to play baseball that inspired millions of people. Then, he gambled on games, breaking one of baseball's most cherished rules. Rose is 72 years old now, and I think it's time to let him back into the game. I don't think anyone should ask him to apologize again or come any cleaner than he has. I don't...
  • Pete Rose erased from baseball cards - Has Topps gone too far?

    02/13/2013 6:42:56 PM PST · by SMGFan · 46 replies
    Baseball card collectors and fans of the game are left scratching their heads after Topps made the decision to scrub mentions of Pete Rose and his Major League Baseball records from their products. ...... Yet, when it comes to players chasing Rose' records, his name is omitted. For example, Chicago White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski's card mentions his standing in regard to the "all-time record of 4,256" hits, but no mention as to who holds that mysterious record.
  • Pete Rose makes tearful apology (It's about time)

    09/14/2010 8:30:14 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 61 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 09/14/2010 | Matt Pepin
    On Saturday, the Cincinnati Reds celebrated the 25th anniversary of Pete Rose's 4,192d hit, which broke Ty Cobb's career hits record. Later that night, at a roast of Rose at a casino in Indiana, Rose broke down and cried as he made a heartfelt apology for his involvement in betting on baseball. "I disrespected the game of baseball," Rose said. "When you do that, you disrespect your teammates, the game and your family."
  • Pete Rose Girlfriend to Pose Nude. Another Man Not Aging Well.

    03/30/2010 11:37:54 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 124 replies · 7,837+ views
    Associated Content ^ | March 30, 2010 | Sherry Tomfeld
    The thing that makes this story a bit different is that a one time baseball hero named Pete Rose is acting sort of like a pimp. (Pimping in this case meaning to advertise or to promote.)Pimping out a girlfriend for nude photo shots is beyond the pale.
  • Rose Debate Shows No Signs of Dying

    08/23/2009 1:29:09 PM PDT · by The Pack Knight · 13 replies · 785+ views ^ | 23 Aug 2009 | Mike Bauman
    In the category of baseball controversies that not only don't die but don't even taper off a little bit, we have now had two decades of the argument regarding Pete Rose. We have come to the 20th anniversary of Rose accepting a lifetime ban from baseball for gambling on baseball. In every single moment during these 20 years, you could start a heated debate among baseball fans anywhere, by uttering these four simple words: "What about Pete Rose ..." It is a classic debate. Against Rose is the fact that he violated the game's first commandment: Don't bet on baseball....
  • MLB commissioner Bud Selig mulling pardon for hit king Pete Rose

    07/27/2009 10:15:22 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 65 replies · 1,552+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 072709 | Bill Madden
    COOPERSTOWN - Thanks to the behind-the-scenes lobbying from some of the most influential Hall of Famers, commissioner Bud Selig is said to be seriously considering lifting Pete Rose's lifetime suspension from baseball. The tip-off that Selig may now be inclined to pardon baseball's all-time hit king was Hank Aaron's seemingly impromptu interview session with a small group of reporters in the lobby of the Otesaga Hotel on Saturday. In declaring for the first time that he would want an asterisk put on the achievements of any steroid cheats elected to the Hall of Fame, Aaron brought up Rose, who, in...
  • Bob Feller still has strong pitches (weighs in on baseball, Iraq, and Bush)

    03/17/2007 4:03:03 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies · 828+ views
    AP - Yahoo ^ | March 16, 2007 | Tom Withers
    ...Feller paused to discuss a variety of topics such as the war in Iraq, Pete Rose and former commissioner Bowie Kuhn...
  • Rose admits to betting on Reds every night

    03/14/2007 2:06:06 PM PDT · by JZelle · 116 replies · 2,200+ views
    ESPN.COM ^ | 3-14-07 | AP
    Pete Rose revealed Wednesday that he bet on the Reds "every night" while he was manager of the team and that the Dowd Report was correct when it said he did so.
  • Pete's (Rose) signs of his sorry times

    09/18/2006 4:13:30 AM PDT · by mslee · 8 replies · 531+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/18/06 | BY MICHAEL O'KEEFFE and TERI THOMPSON
    Pete's signs of his sorry times BY MICHAEL O'KEEFFE and TERI THOMPSON DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS Boy, is Pete Rose sorry. Baseball's disgraced all-time hit king may have hit an all-time low by signing balls with this shocking inscription: "I'm sorry I bet on baseball - Pete Rose." Thanks to a New Jersey auction house, you, too, can share in Rose's sorrow. Robert Edward Auctions plans to sell 30 of the baseballs for an expected $1,000 a pop. "This is where the baseball collectibles field has impact on the history of the game," said Rob Lifson, president of the Watchung-based...
  • Pete Rose's Ballot Eligibility Expires

    11/28/2005 10:21:14 AM PST · by SmithL · 10 replies · 260+ views
    AP ^ | 11/28/5
    New York -- Pete Rose's eligibility for the baseball writers' Hall of Fame ballot expired Monday when the 2006 candidates were announced, a group that includes Cy Young Award winners Orel Hershiser and Dwight Gooden. Albert Belle, Will Clark and Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen were among 14 first-time candidates on the 29-man ballot. Bruce Sutter is the holdover who came closest to election, falling 43 votes shy last year. Following an investigation of his gambling, Rose agreed in August 1989 to a lifetime ban. The Hall's board of directors voted unanimously in February 2001 that anyone on the...
  • Selig shows no sign of thaw in Rose's final year of eligibility

    11/22/2005 7:58:50 AM PST · by cloud8 · 63 replies · 865+ views
    NEW YORK -- The Hall of Fame's doors will remain shut to Pete Rose, who won't appear on the baseball writers' ballot in his final year of eligibility. Commissioner Bud Selig will not rule on Rose's application for reinstatement before the 2006 ballot is released Nov. 29, according to Bob DuPuy, baseball's chief operating officer. Rose, who last year admitted he did bet on the Cincinnati Reds while managing the team in the late 1980s, doesn't understand why the rules, unless changed, won't allow him to ever appear on the annual ballot of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. "How...
  • No HOF For Rose, No Oval Office For Kerry

    02/11/2005 5:19:13 AM PST · by wingblade · 5 replies · 394+ views ^ | January 9, 2004 | Jonathan Leshanski
    The Unrepentant Pete Rose By Jonathan Leshanski January 9, 2004 --------------------------------------------------- Well, it was no surprise to anyone that Pete Rose in his new book Pete Rose: My Prison without Bars has finally admitted to gambling on baseball and no surprise to anyone but the most naive of believers that he had gambled on his own team. What astounds me is the outpouring of support that Pete still seems to be getting. I know that I personally have run the whole gamut of emotions and feelings as to just what should be done with Pete. I know that I respect...
  • IRS Woes For Pete Rose

    08/20/2004 6:22:02 PM PDT · by PinnedAndRecessed · 21 replies · 567+ views
    cbs ^ | 8-20-04
    Pete Rose is an angry man. He feels he's done his part, confessed that he bet on baseball. But instead of absolution, he keeps hearing more condemnation: His apology came too late, was insincere, upstaged the Hall of Fame and brought him more money. "Now you're coming clean, and it's not good enough," he said Thursday during a 30-minute interview with The Associated Press. "It's not right. So how can I win? How can I win if people aren't going to be fair with me?" Now 62, his hair thinner and his tummy chubbier, Charlie Hustle craves a full, free...
  • Jesse Ventura for President? (and other pre-Wrestlemania XX notes)

    03/14/2004 1:43:39 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 21 replies · 501+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 14 March 2004 | Jim Varsallone
    Ventura for President? BY JIM VARSALLONENEW YORK CITY - Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan stole the show Saturday night, but Jesse 'The Body' Ventura's reference to the 2008 Presidential election opened many eyes near the end of a long evening during the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame induction ceremony.After being introduced by his son in the Grand Ballroom at the Hilton in Times Square, Ventura discussed his pro wrestling career, and how being involved in wrestling [quick on your feet, sharp, good mic skills] helped him make the transition to politics -- where he shocked the world by winning the...
  • Report: [Pete]Rose to be inducted into WWE hall of fame

    03/02/2004 8:38:01 PM PST · by KneelBeforeZod · 2 replies · 217+ views ^ | Tuesday, March 2, 2004 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK -- Pete Rose will be inducted into World Wrestling Entertainment's hall of fame later this month, The New York Times reported Tuesday. Rose, major league baseball's career hits leader with 4,256, participated in three Wrestlemania events from 1998-2000 for WWE. He's ineligible to enter baseball's Hall of Fame because he's banned from the game for life. "He has a deep, abiding respect for what we do," WWE chairman Vince McMahon told the newspaper. Rose will be paid for his appearance at the March 13 induction, and at Wrestlemania the next night at Madison Square Garden. He'll be presented...
  • Pete Rose Book Will Top Best-Seller List

    01/14/2004 7:40:11 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 6 replies · 278+ views
    Herald ^ | 1/14/04
    It may not get him in the Hall of Fame, but Pete Rose's "Pete Rose: My Prison Without Bars" will claim a singular spot in the publishing world: No. 1 on The New York Times' list of best sellers. Rose's book, released last Thursday with a first printing of 500,000, will top the Times' nonfiction hardcover chart coming out Sunday, Jan. 25, reflecting the week "My Prison Without Bars" went on sale. In 1989, Rose was banished from baseball for betting on the game, a charge he acknowledged for the first time in his new book. Rose, the all-time hits...
  • A Belligerent Rose Only a Bit Apologetic

    01/08/2004 2:51:25 PM PST · by GeneD · 37 replies · 155+ views ^ | 01/08/2004 | Ronald Blum
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Occasionally contrite but repeatedly the defiant, belligerent spark plug fans love, Pete Rose blames his accusers and medical conditions for the problems that got him kicked out of baseball. Rose spills his thoughts in a colorful autobiography, "Pete Rose: My Prison Without Bars," released Thursday by Rodale Inc. Rose, still banned 14 1/2 years later, also concedes for the first time that he bet on Cincinnati Reds games while he was manager in the late 1980s. The highly touted 322-page book contains no other bombshells. It alternates between apologies for his wrongs and the aggressiveness Rose...
  • Rose Shows Lack of Respect

    01/07/2004 4:50:23 AM PST · by thesummerwind · 206 replies · 409+ views | 1/07/04 | Peter Gammons
    I have always maintained that if Bud Selig decreed Pete Rose eligible for the Hall of Fame pending the vote of the Baseball Writers Association, I would vote for him as a player. Now I hear Bud is going to issue a two-year probation and make Rose eligible only by the vote of the veterans' committee. Fine. Because these last two days have made me rethink my initial decision to vote for him. First, in betting on baseball as manager -- a position that demands standards higher than those for players -- Rose demonstrated a complete lack of respect or...
  • Pete Rose Admits He Bet on Baseball

    01/05/2004 7:47:10 AM PST · by metalboy · 148 replies · 297+ views ^ | 1/5/04 | metalboy
    <p>NEW YORK After 14 years of denials, Pete Rose (search) has finally come clean and admitted he bet on baseball while manager of the Cincinnati Reds (search).</p> <p>The former slugger says in his soon-to-be-released autobiography that he hopes the acknowledgment will help end his ban from baseball, which could lead to his induction into the Hall of Fame (search).</p>

    01/03/2004 11:08:42 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 155 replies · 389+ views
    ESPN ^ | 1/3/2004 | ESPN.COM
    Saturday, January 3, 2004 news services With publication of his new book, Pete Rose may be changing his story, admitting publicly for the first time what he's been denying for 14 years, that he bet on baseball. The Philadelphia Inquirer, citing a "person privy to some of the contents" of "My Prison Without Bars," reports in its Saturday edition that Rose confesses in the book, which has been embargoed until its official publication date Thursday. Citing a major league official, the New York Times reported Wednesday that Rose, in fact, told commissioner Bud Selig on Nov. 25, 2002, that...
  • The Confessions of Pete Rose

    01/02/2004 10:20:59 AM PST · by presidio9 · 66 replies · 492+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 2, 2004 | FAY VINCENT
    So word is that Pete Rose finally admits in his new book that he bet on baseball. I guess I am supposed to feel vindicated since he spent the last 14 years calling John Dowd and me names. Mr. Dowd was the baseball lawyer who did the investigation of Mr. Rose and prepared a report we're now told was accurate. Next we're likely to have the spectacle of Mr. Rose being embraced by Bud Selig, the baseball commissioner, and, like the Prodigal Son, ushered to the front row of baseball's most honored citizens. Pardon me while I rise to urge...
  • A Life After Death (Pete Rose's Acceptance To The Hall Of Fame Should Be Posthumous)

    10/27/2003 9:36:22 AM PST · by presidio9 · 28 replies · 1,190+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 27, 2003 | JEFF NEUMAN
    Now that the World Series is over, baseball can turn to its perennial off-season obsession: whither Pete Rose and the Hall of Fame? Rose, of course, accepted in 1989 a lifetime ban from baseball for gambling. In recent years, though, Bud Selig, the baseball commissioner, has opened the door to the possibility that he might cut a deal with Rose. Rose would presumably apologize and in return he would be eligible to take his place in Cooperstown. But what's the point of making such a trade? After all, what good is a public admission of guilt after 14 years...
  • Say It Ain't So, Bud (Pete Rose Alert)

    08/22/2003 10:12:15 AM PDT · by Keyes2000mt · 124 replies · 239+ views ^ | 08/20/2003 | Adam Graham
    Baseball apparently has a deal to let Pete Rose back into baseball. Worse yet, according to the unconfirmed report from, Rose could end up managing a baseball team again as early as 2005. No admission of guilt will even be required. If the report is true, then Commissioner Selig has failed baseball fans in a colossal way. The integrity of the game will totally and completely undermined if Rose is allowed back in under these condition. While one can view the Rose case as a continuation of a national trend: they let OJ off, they let Bill Clinton off,...
  • The Return of Pete Rose(Exclusive--He's Back in Baseball in 2004)

    08/12/2003 7:28:41 AM PDT · by Ray Kinsella · 200 replies · 399+ views
    baseball prospectus ^ | Aug. 12, 2003 | Derek Zumsteg and Will Carroll
    Pete Rose and Major League Baseball have reached an agreement that would allow him to return to baseball in 2004, and includes no admission of wrongdoing by Rose, Baseball Prospectus has learned. According to several sources, Rose signed the agreement after a series of pre-season meetings between Rose, Hall of Fame member Mike Schmidt, and at different times, high-level representatives of Major League Baseball, including Bob DuPuy, Major League Baseball's Chief Operating Officer, and Allan H. "Bud" Selig, Commissioner of Major League Baseball. The agreement includes removal of Rose from baseball's permanently ineligible list. This would allow Rose to appear...
  • Rose: Will He Ever Be Reinstated?

    07/16/2003 10:55:32 AM PDT · by gorio · 96 replies · 437+ views
    News Net Five ^ | 16 July 2003
    Rose: Will He Ever Be Reinstated? Fans Want An Answer CINCINNATI -- Will he or won't he? That's what Pete Rose supporters want to know. Rose, baseball's all-time hit king, has been banned from baseball since 1989, but on-again-off-again talks over the last 12 months have prompted speculation that Rose will be reinstated. Now, however, Reds fans just want a decision to be made. Whether it's Major League Baseball, Rose's agent in Florida or his friends in the Tri-State, nobody seems to be willing to talk about the situation. But as baseball's All-Star break offers time to visit other issues,...
  • Rose Fails to Make Canadian Hall of Fame

    02/24/2003 2:13:31 PM PST · by GeneD · 203+ views
    AP via ^ | 02/24/2003
    TORONTO (AP) -- Even when he was put on a Hall of Fame ballot, Pete Rose failed to get elected. Rose missed out on making the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame on Monday, falling short of the necessary 75 percent vote from the selection committee. Baseball's career hits leader, who spent part of the 1984 season with Montreal and got career hit No. 4,000 with the Expos, was among 46 nominees for the Canadian hall. Former Toronto star Joe Carter, Canadian pitcher Kirk McCaskill, administrator Richard Belec and the Vancouver Asahi team were elected. The hall, which will hold its...
  • Pete Rose Nominated for Canadian Hall of Fame

    01/17/2003 2:45:05 PM PST · by TLBSHOW · 3 replies · 181+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1/17/2003 | Reuters
    Pete Rose Nominated for Canadian Hall of Fame TORONTO (Reuters) - Pete Rose, barred from entry into National Baseball Hall of Fame for gambling, was among the 46 names nominated for enshrinement into the Canadian Hall, officials confirmed on Friday. Baseball's all-time hit leader is joined on the list of nominees by less controversial figures, including Toronto Blue Bays' World Series homerun hero Joe Carter, California Angels Kirk McCaskill and managers Tommy Lasorda of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Detroit Tigers Sparky Anderson. The Canadian Hall's 16-member selection committee will meet on February 15 to decide on the Class of...
  • Keep the Ban on Pete Rose

    12/21/2002 3:29:19 PM PST · by GeneD · 78 replies · 473+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 12/21/2002 (for editions of 12/22/2002)
    In 1989, Major League Baseball banished Pete Rose for life. A lengthy investigation had persuaded A. Bartlett Giamatti, then baseball's commissioner, that Mr. Rose had recklessly violated major league rules by betting on baseball games, including 51 games played by the Cincinnati Reds, the team Mr. Rose managed. It was the right decision then, and should not be overturned now. Last month Mr. Rose met privately with the present commissioner, Bud Selig, inspiring speculation that the 13-year ban might be lifted to allow Mr. Rose to rejoin the game in some fashion, perhaps as a manager. That would be a...
  • Report: Rose met with Selig to discuss reinstatement

    12/10/2002 11:47:46 AM PST · by GeneD · 15 replies · 189+ views
    AP via ^ | 12/10/2002
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) -- Pete Rose met with commissioner Bud Selig in Milwaukee two weeks ago discuss the career hits leader's possible reinstatement to baseball, according to news reports.</p> <p>Nothing was agreed to during the meeting, including whether or not Rose would be reinstated, which would make him eligible for induction to the Hall of Fame, quoted unidentified sources as saying.</p>
  • Pete Rose's Pony Ride

    07/26/2002 2:58:28 PM PDT · by BluesDuke · 53 replies · 1,241+ views
    The Polo Grounds: A Calm Review of Baseball ^ | 23 July 2002 | Jeff Kallman
    The circumstance is almost irrelevant. But, for the record, it was the first issue in a new billboard campaign by Pony, an athletic company with a not necessarily sinful taste for twisting the establishment tail. And the billboard issue's feature attraction sat for a radio interview, last Thursday, that reminded a listener it is rarely uninteresting when the interview subject is Pete Rose.He is a creature congenitally unable to keep arresting things from passing his lips at the least provocation. That gift has long enough defined him as a personality at once engaging and enraging. Ask anyone who overheard him...