Originally Posted by Edd Roush
My mom brought this up to me this morning. She was particularly appalled. My point to her is that Pete is still acting as he has always acted, like he was bigger than life. He never seems to understand the context of a situation, like gambling, it's a slippery slope and it would be better to never get into as heavily as Pete did. However, if you are gonna do it, stay away from 100 years of baseball precedent which states "any gambling on a game will get you kicked out the game." Pete was never even brought back to Earth after his banishment from the game that was his life. Pete Rose still thinks the world is in the palm of his hand and he can do whatever he wants, it's unfortunate people think Pete has changed.
Yeah, sorry to see that he is still a knucklehead. But, you can't teach an old dog new tricks.
What's sad to me is that every other player from that team conducts themselves with such class, Morgan, Bench, Perez, Griffey, etc... You would think that Pete would have picked up something.
BTW, Pete is the West-side. We work hard, play hard, and never change!