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Having sold his soul, Rose now selling his ban

Post by Larry Larue / The News Tribune on Nov. 30, 2011 at 8:29 am with 6 Comments »
November 30, 2011 8:29 am

When he played, Pete Rose was fearless, intense and focused, but now the word that best describes him is ‘tacky.’

In another bad decision, one that makes you want to shower after considering, the man banned for life for gambling on baseball is now selling copies of that ban – and doing so in Cesar’s Palace shop in Las Vegas.


“My banishment from baseball is a major event in the history of the game,” Rose said in a statement. “The positive support from my fans has been overwhelming since my banishment, and I wanted to offer my supporters and all baseball fans a chance to share an important aspect of my personal history.”

According to a story in the Las Vegas Sun, Rose has scheduled himself to sign autographs in the Cesar’s Palace shop 24 days this month.

Rose’s moral compass seems to have been stuck on ‘south’ for years now. After maintaining his innocence for mor than a decade – and sullying baseball by doing so – he came clean and admitted to gambling, but did so in a book he was trying to sell.  Now he’s hawking copies of the ban, each personalized with a tasty inscription: ‘I’m sorry I bet on baseball.’


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  1. getmygoat says:

    Rose’s moral compass headed south? Where is baseball moral compass been for the last 20 years? You can have 5 strike banned for lifers (Gooden) and others, Steroid users for batting coaches (Mcgwire) in St Louis amoung many others. I would much rather have a lair than a cheat or drug user(s) on my team. You know what your getting in a lair, the others you never know. The police plotter has been full of MLB players and no real punshment handed out. Who care if you fine a player $10, 000.00 when they make 25 million/yr. That like a $5.00 fine for them. Get off your high horse and open your eyes.

  2. thanks for makeing a bigger deal out of who the heck cares.

  3. alaskafan says:

    getmygoat” has got it correct. I AGREE WITH HIM. How I miss players like Pete Rose who loved the game, and played with such intensity, never seen before or since his playing days.

  4. He may actually need the money. As long as it doesn’t hurt anyone if people want to pay for such drivel, I say let ‘em at it!

  5. stevenrey says:

    Too bad he’s such a creep. I’d love to support a guy who played as hard as he did.

  6. dave8557 says:

    Let’s not forget about Steve Howe either. I think he had at least 9 or 10 chances with many teams after repeated drug busts. “Baseball” and “moral compass” are an oxymoron.

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