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Brodie37KS
03-13-2006, 02:05 PM
Don't know if anyone caught this, but Petey did a satellite interview on Real Time with Bill Maher this past Friday, mainly with regard to the Barry Bonds situation. He came off better than he has in most press over the last couple years--affable, pretty funny--but, tellingly, was doing the show from a casino floor in Vegas.

Ah, Pete.

-Tyler

vaticanplum
03-13-2006, 02:09 PM
was doing the show from a casino floor in Vegas.


For crying out loud, does the guy not have a publicist? Or anyone with a brain in his general vicinity?

Heath
03-13-2006, 02:13 PM
For crying out loud, does the guy not have a publicist? Or anyone with a brain in his general vicinity?

He's workin' for a living. He's made no bones about where he has to be to scrape up a dollar or two. Plus he lives in LA now.

Cincinnati's not exactly a hotbed for Pete Rose's services.

vaticanplum
03-13-2006, 02:15 PM
He's workin' for a living. He's made no bones about where he has to be to scrape up a dollar or two. Plus he lives in LA now.

What's he doing these days? I admit that I don't really keep up with his pursuits...still, even if he works at a blackjack table, it seems like he could have maybe stepped into a hotel room for an interview.

Oh man. How long til the season starts again?

westofyou
03-13-2006, 02:15 PM
Don't know if anyone caught this, but Petey did a satellite interview on Real Time with Bill Maher this past Friday, mainly with regard to the Barry Bonds situation. He came off better than he has in most press over the last couple years--affable, pretty funny--but, tellingly, was doing the show from a casino floor in Vegas.

Ah, Pete.

-Tyler


Pete was cracking himself up in a big way, he also sidestepped the whole greenie issue, played dumb about it and called himself with regards to greenies, "The cleanest son of a Buck out there."

My favorite statement was this.

"Todays players are only out there for the money, not to entertain the fans."

Reds Fanatic
03-13-2006, 02:27 PM
What's he doing these days? I admit that I don't really keep up with his pursuits...still, even if he works at a blackjack table, it seems like he could have maybe stepped into a hotel room for an interview.

Oh man. How long til the season starts again?
Last I heard he works at his own sports memorabilia shop which is somewhere inside the Caesar's Palace shops in Las Vegas.

RedsFanInMD
03-13-2006, 02:28 PM
I still maintain that's Pete's notoriety as the guy banned from baseball has set him up as a novelty act, meaning that he can probably sell MORE autographs that way. Thus, his repeated attempts to sabotage his own cause.

Sweetstop
03-13-2006, 02:34 PM
Last I heard he works at his own sports memorabilia shop which is somewhere inside the Caesar's Palace shops in Las Vegas.

That's what he said, and that he signs autographs about 15 days a month there.

He kept breaking himself up, even got in a good one on Cheney.


Speaking of ex-Reds on HBO, the same night Bryant Gumbel did a story about Danny Graves on "Real Sports." He went w/ Danny and his mom to Vietnam, so she could visit relatives she hadn't seen in over 30 years.

kbrake
03-13-2006, 02:34 PM
I saw the interview on Friday night and was amazed at how Pete still just doesnt get it. I think Pete still does not think the whole gambling thing was that big a deal. However did love the quote "Maybe I should have taken steroids, could have had 6,000 damn hits". WOY, your right about Pete cracking himself up, it was pretty amusing at how much of a kick Pete was getting out of himself.

Chip R
03-13-2006, 02:34 PM
I still maintain that's Pete's notoriety as the guy banned from baseball has set him up as a novelty act, meaning that he can probably sell MORE autographs that way. Thus, his repeated attempts to sabotage his own cause.

You may have something there.

Brodie37KS
03-13-2006, 02:47 PM
Yeah, Pete didn't seem to realize how amused Maher was at Pete's self-amusement. I agree, the "6,000 damn hits" line was priceless, but I think the general thread consensus may be true. Having money on a game you're managing (one way or the other) may not affect it as much as Bonds's insane 'roid regimen (that SI excerpt is beyond belief), but affect it in many ways it does.

-Tyler

Steve4192
03-13-2006, 02:55 PM
affect it in many ways it does.
Yoda?

M2
03-13-2006, 03:01 PM
Speaking of ex-Reds on HBO, the same night Bryant Gumbel did a story about Danny Graves on "Real Sports." He went w/ Danny and his mom to Vietnam, so she could visit relatives she hadn't seen in over 30 years.

Did those relatives complement mom on what a nice daughter she's raised?

Sweetstop
03-13-2006, 05:12 PM
Did those relatives complement mom on what a nice daughter she's raised?


:D He WAS looking like someone's rather plump aunt w/ his diamond studs, glasses and 'flip' hairdo.

Topcat
03-14-2006, 12:07 AM
As much of a cardiac arrest Danny was as a closer. I like to remember his over all contributions and do not feel the need to mock his decline. Best Wishes Danny boy welcome to the rest of life:beerme: , hope its smooth sailing.

Sweetstop
03-14-2006, 08:44 AM
As much of a cardiac arrest Danny was as a closer. I like to remember his over all contributions and do not feel the need to mock his decline. Best Wishes Danny boy welcome to the rest of life:beerme: , hope its smooth sailing.


I certainly wasn't mocking his baseball decline and was only poking a little good-natured ribbing at the "look" he has currently chosen. :)

The back-to-their-roots trip with his mother was very nice, and I, too, wish him and his family well.

cReds1
03-14-2006, 09:55 AM
"Todays players are only out there for the money, not to entertain the fans."

You have never liked him, have you? I am just curious, were you old enough to watch him play and I am not talking about in the 80s, I am talking about in the 70s and were you old enough to understand the game?

His quote is right on the mark if you ask me. If MLB wanted to make this game better than they would go to somewhat of a cap system so it is more competitive. They won't though because like Pete said, they just want the money.

If you can't see this than you will always be blind!

Chip R
03-14-2006, 10:00 AM
You have never liked him, have you? I am just curious, were you old enough to watch him play and I am not talking about in the 80s, I am talking about in the 70s and were you old enough to understand the game?

His quote is right on the mark if you ask me. If MLB wanted to make this game better than they would go to somewhat of a cap system so it is more competitive. They won't though because like Pete said, they just want the money.

If you can't see this than you will always be blind!

Take it easy, Champ. Why don't you stop talking for a while.

M2
03-14-2006, 10:01 AM
His quote is right on the mark if you ask me. If MLB wanted to make this game better than they would go to somewhat of a cap system so it is more competitive. They won't though because like Pete said, they just want the money.

If you can't see this than you will always be blind!

This would be the same Pete Rose that left the Reds to pursue a big free agent contract with Phillies?

I loved watching Pete play 30 years ago, but I'll betcha he likes money every bit as much as the game.

traderumor
03-14-2006, 10:06 AM
He's workin' for a living. He's made no bones about where he has to be to scrape up a dollar or two. Plus he lives in LA now.

Cincinnati's not exactly a hotbed for Pete Rose's services.
Lives in LA? After all the boos he received from Dodgers' fans? Does he have no shame? :evil:

traderumor
03-14-2006, 10:08 AM
What's he doing these days? I admit that I don't really keep up with his pursuits...still, even if he works at a blackjack table, it seems like he could have maybe stepped into a hotel room for an interview.

Oh man. How long til the season starts again?Nah, that would be Gary Nolan working the blackjack table :)

westofyou
03-14-2006, 10:08 AM
You have never liked him, have you? I am just curious, were you old enough to watch him play and I am not talking about in the 80s, I am talking about in the 70s and were you old enough to understand the game?

Uhh yeah I loved Pete Rose, I also was #14 in all my sports because of Pete Rose.

By the way I'm certain I'm older than you and quite convinced that I understood the game as far back as 1971.

As for the quote, on the mark my butt.

cReds1
03-14-2006, 10:16 AM
Uhh yeah I loved Pete Rose, I also was #14 in all my sports because of Pete Rose.

By the way I'm certain I'm older than you and quite convinced that I understood the game as far back as 1971.

As for the quote, on the mark my butt.

hey, i was just curious because you are always bashing on the guy. people make mistakes in this world you know and i am sure you have made many that you are ashamed of and regret and would love forgiveness.

he is doing whatever it takes to live. he can not wait on Pud Selig to make a move because he is never going too. I don't blame him.

this game is not as great as you think right now. i guess only 21,000 fans showing up at the WBC does not say anything to you I am sure.

westofyou
03-14-2006, 10:25 AM
hey, i was just curious because you are always bashing on the guy.And if you have ever read anything I've written you'd realize what an absurd question it was.

As for the WBC... I haven't watched it, and it has nothing to do with Pete Rose, whom despite your assertions I know plenty about.

Probably way more than you do.

cReds1
03-14-2006, 10:55 AM
And if you have ever read anything I've written you'd realize what an absurd question it was.

As for the WBC... I haven't watched it, and it has nothing to do with Pete Rose, whom despite your assertions I know plenty about.

Probably way more than you do.

Exactly my point that you have not watched it and neither is alot of other people. :lol:

How does it not have anything to do with Pete, you just posted that his comments on the greenie issue and he was acting dumb about it and then your favorite quote was him making a so called mockery of today's game.

i am sure you did not mean that in a good way. Yea, missing over 19,000 posts is hard to do around here by you. :lol:

Here is one link, do I need to find more? You said you loved him. :rolleyes:

http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43381&highlight=pete+rose

or how about this little puppy...

http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=42580&page=3&highlight=pete+rose

can't wait to hear the excuses. :rolleyes:

Steve4192
03-14-2006, 10:55 AM
this game is not as great as you think right now.
Nor was it ever as 'pure' as you seem to believe.

Players have been all about the money ever since they gained the right to determine their own financial futures in the 1970s. Prior to that, they weren't "all about the money" because MLB owners ran their business like a third world shoe factory. Players had two choices: (1) take what the owners offered or (2) retire and get a real job.

I don't know about you, but I'm happy the guys who make the plays are finally getting their slice of the revenue pie. The owners financially raped the players for 90 years before the Curt Flood decision was handed down. The gross numbers may seem ridiculous, but as long as the revenue comes in by the truckload, the players deserve a taste.

cReds1
03-14-2006, 10:59 AM
Nor was it ever as 'pure' as you seem to believe.

Players have been all about the money ever since they gained the right to determine their own financial futures in the 1970s. Prior to that, they weren't "all about the money" because MLB owners ran their business like a third world shoe factory. They had two choices: (1) take what the owners offered or (2) retire and get a real job.

I don't know about you, but I'm happy the guys who make the plays are finally getting their slice of the revenue pie. The gross numbers may seem ridiculous, but as long as the revenue comes in by the truckload, the players deserve a taste.

and that way of thinking is what is bad about this game for today's fans. you are thinking about the players instead of the game itself. that was Pete's point that flew right over your head.

westofyou
03-14-2006, 11:02 AM
can't wait to hear the excuses.
IIRC you thought Junior should have played in September of 2004 after his surgery and climbed up his butt that whole month.

Is that the type of "excuses" you're after?

Why do I have too justify to you that I liked Pete Rose back in 1976?

It's waste of our time, I know plenty of baseball history I don't need you to try and tell me what mine is.


Exactly my point that you have not watched it
Well actually I've been pretty busy, plus I watch hockey in my free time as well.

Can't tell ya why others haven't watched it, maybe you can dig into some facts to figure that out for yourself.