Originally Posted by mdccclxix
If not Rose, then I think having guest spots for Larkin, Davis, O'Neil, Casey, Morgan, etc would be very cool, although some of those guys would probably play the safe card all show long. Pete Rose tells it like it is, if not, he at least acts like he tells it like it is. One way to fix the PC nature of the show would be to have a week long residency for these guys, so eventually the bs would reside and baseball talk would get better. So far the only guy that could hold down the show for a full season would be Rose, IMO.
As I said about the idea of Pete hosting the show, if you have these guest stars hosting the show, it won't take long before it turns into, "Hey, (fill in the blank with your favorite guest host) remember when you did such and such? That was awesome!" You don't want to have the host overwhelm the show. The show is about Reds baseball - preferably the current team. Nostalgia is great every now and then but then it ceases to be a novelty. The people calling the show should be calling about Dusty's latest screwup or Billy Hamilton or if Jay Bruce will ever be a superstar or Homer's ups and downs.
Having these guys on as a guest would be great - as I'm sure it was during the show on Tuesday. But don't draw attention away from the current product on the field by reminiscing about the past.