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    Pete Rose

    I think there comes a time when fans of Pete Rose should tell his detractors to "shove it." It's to a point where it almost doesn't matter if he gets into the hall of fame. Pete Rose brought it every single night. He was an opponent's worst nightmare because he wanted it more than they did. He's made his mistakes and paid his debt. If the nay sayers don't appreciate his accomplishments, that's their problem. I grew up in Cincinnati. I saw what he could do first hand. I was in the stands the night of 4,192 (green seats, outfield). I felt the electricity he generated and I think baseball should be grateful instead of pimping Pete out when they need him. The sportswriters can take their hall of fame ballots and put them where the sun don't shine as far as I'm concerned. The fans have spoken on more than one occasion when it comes to all century teams and so forth.

    I have a child on the way and if it turns out to be a boy, you can count on me showing him video clips of Pete Rose playing the game.

    I know this is old news, but I had to vent. I watch that video clip on Reds.com over and over. Can't wait to see his exhibit. Peace.

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    Re: Pete Rose

    I want to thank you for bringing up this topic because, Lord knows, we've really never had the opportunity to discuss this subject at all.
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    Re: Pete Rose

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    I want to thank you for bringing up this topic because, Lord knows, we've really never had the opportunity to discuss this subject at all.
    I know it's been kicked around before but posts like these could be easily solved by a FAQ/tired topics for newer people on the board.

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    Re: Pete Rose

    Quote Originally Posted by harangatang View Post
    I know it's been kicked around before but posts like these could be easily solved by a FAQ/tired topics for newer people on the board.
    I understand the purpose. But, I wouldn't like something like that. We have no idea what someone is going to say on a topic, especially when new people post. Something substantial or worthy of discussion may spawn from a "tired" topic, so it's not worth diminishing the freedom of speech on this board just because certain subjects annoy some people.

    It would be a kind of humorous footnote if Pete Rose was banned for life from Redszone as well.

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    Re: Pete Rose

    I grew up in Cincinnati. I saw what he could do first hand.
    Still lived there in 1989 eh?

    He sure blew that season all to hell.

    BTW, lots of us grew up in Cincinnati, some of us even left and occasionally visit. And every time someone brings up the 500 pound elephant in the room.

    Pete Rose, sure could play. Are you going to show your kid the video clips since 1989 too?

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    Re: Pete Rose

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Still lived there in 1989 eh?

    He sure blew that season all to hell.

    BTW, lots of us grew up in Cincinnati, some of us even left and occasionally visit. And every time someone brings up the 500 pound elephant in the room.

    Pete Rose, sure could play. Are you going to show your kid the video clips since 1989 too?
    With all due respect, you fall under the group I would say "shove it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redlegs View Post
    With all due respect, you fall under the group I would say "shove it."
    Yep, that's probably what Pete thought when Hutchinson asked him to quit hanging around the tracks so much back in 1964.

    Or what he thought in 1970 when MLB sent investigator Harry Fitzgibbons out to talk to Pete and see what was up with all those gambling rumors, well we know for sure that's what he thought when MLB offered him an out before they would have to give him one back when he managed the Reds

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    Re: Pete Rose

    Quote Originally Posted by Redlegs View Post
    With all due respect, you fall under the group I would say "shove it."
    Hey, at least you're respectful when you tell people to shove it.
    We'll burn that bridge when we get to it.

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    Re: Pete Rose

    Quote Originally Posted by registerthis View Post
    Hey, at least you're respectful when you tell people to shove it.
    LOL, I try. I could have just said !



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    Re: Pete Rose

    Quote Originally Posted by Redlegs View Post
    LOL, I try. I could have just said !


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    Re: Pete Rose

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Pete Rose, sure could play. Are you going to show your kid the video clips since 1989 too?
    Pete is obviously this man's hero. I have a little daughter who I'd will play softball when she is a bit older. You can sure as hell bet I'll show her all of Pete's video clips. And yes I'll show her the 89 clips just to show how baseball has screwed Pete.
    Last edited by zombie-a-go-go; 02-15-2007 at 03:19 PM. Reason: Rule 4/5/whatever.

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    Re: Pete Rose

    Quote Originally Posted by bomarl1969 View Post
    Dude, with all due respect, you don't have to be a pr--- about this. Pete is obviously this man's hero. I have a little daughter who I'd will play softball when she is a bit older. You can sure as hell bet I'll show her all of Pete's video clips. And yes I'll show her the 89 clips just to show how baseball has screwed Pete.
    I'm a prick now eh?

    Yawn...... poor Pete Rose, damn good player, complete mess off the field.

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    Re: Pete Rose

    Quote Originally Posted by bomarl1969 View Post
    Pete is obviously this man's hero.
    For the record, Pete was/is not my hero. My hero was/is my late father. It just chaps my butt for baseball to use Pete when they so desire then act like he's a piece of dirt all the other times.

    I'm also of the opinion the people who want him banned for life and thrown under a rock to live probably have done a few things they're ashamed of as well.

    To beat it all, I can't believe I got 3 red marks on this thread. From people who didn't even contribute to the thread. I'll give WestOfYou credit for stating his opinion. He's entitled, although I don't appreciate the spin he put on the fact I'd show my kid clips of Rose. I clearly stated I'd show him clips of Rose playing the game of baseball. I love Johnny Bench as well. I'd be willing to show him clips of the best catcher in baseball history. I probably will not, however, show him clips of Johnny singing on Hee Haw. That's just as bad as Rose denying his gambling.

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    Re: Pete Rose

    My dad saw him signing balls in Vegas a couple days ago. Had some nice tan cowboy boots on.
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    Re: Pete Rose

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds1 View Post
    My dad saw him signing balls in Vegas a couple days ago. Had some nice tan cowboy boots on.


    That's from this past summer when I was in Vegas. We didn't even know where he was, just sort of stumbled into him. Apparently Bench was there earlier doing the same thing.


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