Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Pete Rose Autographed Jersey

The pinnacle of my Pete Rose collection. I don't have anything to add that hasn't already been said of Pete Rose. He's still my favorite Red and while I don't agree with him betting on baseball (even though he said he bet on the Reds to win during his wagers) I respect his accomplishments on the field. Charlie Hustle had a love and desire for the game you really don't see in today's players. Do I think Pete will ever be admitted to the Hall of Fame....probably not. If Joe Jackson, who put up amazing numbers during the 1919 World Series while allegedly helping to throw the series, still isn't enshrined in Cooperstown then the chance of Rose ending up in the Hall doesn't bode well. Baseball is an imperfect game filled with flawed heroes, and that suits me just fine since I'm not perfect...only human.

1 comment:

  1. very very very very very nice. In our household, we address him as the honorable Peter Edward Rose.