Originally Posted by George Anderson
the guy is working....he cannot work for MLB, his life was baseball....would you respect him more if he went to a factory and put in his 25 years there? pete is doing EXACTLY what you or I or any other hard working american would do....he is making money in any legal way possible to support his family....yes he should have supported his family back in the 70's and 80's but that time is gone, all he can do is move forward and that is exactly what he is doing....why do you guys care what he does to make money? its not like he is a millionaire doing what he does.....he barely gets by. I think I read somewhere he gets something like $10 per book that sells and like 20% of his autograph signings.....he is not getting rich doing what he is doing and most of the time he is putting in more hours than you or I at his job.
I have bruised my finger tips writing about all this to you guys....some of you are truly hurt of his actions, I get that...I was too....but I also was raised to forgive, maybe not forget, but forgive everyone if they appear to have learned their lesson. Pete still gambles, so what? I even know people who gamble for a living, some think they have problems but they get by and guess what? Its legal. Pete has said numerous times that he goes to the track or the casino, he does not bet on baseball.....and with the way casinos and onliine sites are, and not to mention money hungry bookies, if pete were to ever place a bet on baseball I am sure we would hear about it on sportscenter within a week of him placing the bet.
some of you act like Petes actions have caused you pain and suffering. He was a baseball player, not a role model for you or your kids. He played a game for a living and he was the greates of all time at getting hits. Thats it, nothing more. I have yet to see anyone on this site fight foe Pete to be recognized for being father of the year or citizen of the month.....all anyone wants is for Pete to be rewarded for what he done on the diamond and be forgiven for what he did off it. simple as that. If you dont want to forgive him then dont, but dont expect people to forgive you when you goof up.
Pete is being rewarded for what he did in uniform, his stuff is in the HOF and he's not
As for anyone forgiving me or anyone else that has nothing to do with with Pete Rose betting on baseball and letting down the whole city of Cincinnati and that was hardly a "goof up" it was a scam