Originally Posted by Ltlabner
...be as revered if he had played for the Dodgers in the 70's?
Would his brand of "give it your all" baseball still be respected by the fans in Cincy who generally admire and respond to hard-charging baseball players?
Or would he be dispised because he was a Dodger thus the exact same Pete Rose would be loathed instead of deified.
Great question. Pete's luster is somewhat related to the "Hometown Hero" lore. No question he would still be labeled as a Great Player but I'm not sure if all the superlative adjectives that accompany Pete would still work.