Pete Rose Goes to Bat For His Lady!
November 10, 2009 Ė 8:50 pm by Bunk
Charlie Hustle. Good for you. Always finding a way to stay in the news. When I heard Pete Rose was on the airwaves in Houston recently, I figured it might have had something to do with the relationship heís struck up with recent World Series champion Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees. Not quite. Instead, the all time Major League Hit King was on KGOW in Houston lobbying for his current girlfriend to be selected to shed her clothes in Playboy. Just take a listen for yourself.
Why on KGOW in Houston? Well because former Playmate and current Playboy scout Mikki Chernoff was in studio, along with former NBA player Mo Taylor. In addition to lobbying for his lady friend, Rose talked about his reinstatement back in to the game, this yearís World Series, his relationship with Alex Rodriguez and Rose even got ribbed a bit for his role in the DVD extras of Sacha Baron Cohenís prank-filled movie Bruno.
(Editorís note: Pete Rose has always been a ladies man. When he played with the Phillies, he left his first wife for an Eagles cheerleader. He then married her. Heís now divorced for a second time and dating this Asian beauty above. I canít seem to find her name, but the radio station said sheís supposed to be in studio next week with them.)
On what his connection with Playboy is:
ďWell, Iíve been friends with Mikki for several yearsÖand my girl has finally decided to try to shoot for Playboy, and they were kind enough to give her an opportunity to come to Houston next week for an interview, and weíre excited about that. Sheís beautiful, sheís young, educated - thereís a lot of qualities.Ē
Rose was then asked about his ability to still land beautiful young women at his age:
ďOh, no. You got to stay young, keep yourself young. And thatís all part of it. You know, I work in Vegas 17 days a month at The Field of Dreams store, and you know, my girlís a real educated girl - she graduated from Arizona State. She had a very prestigious job several years ago when she was a flight attendant for Korean Airlines, which is really a big deal in Korea, and sheís Korean. And letís just hope that the Playboy people like her, and if they donít, thatís okay too. Weíll just turn the page and thank them for the opportunity.Ē
On the obligatory question about his Hall of Fame candidacy and being reinstated back in to baseball:
ďWell I appreciate your support. But what it boils down to is one guy, and the one guy is Bud Selig. You know, I represent myself well when they take polls about me, and you have to understand one thing, I made some mistakes. I was very wrong when I made those mistakes, but I mean, Iíve been suspended 20 years. Thatís a long time to be suspended for doing anything. So, you know, how do I feel? This is America, and I hope eventually - I donít know when that will be; I hope it will be when Iím still around - Iíll be given a second chance. Because you know, the sad thing about my case, if Iíd had been a drug guy, or an alcoholic, or Iíd had been a spousal beater, I probably would have been reinstated 18, 19 years ago. But I just picked the wrong vice and that was gambling, and thatís because of 1919 and The Black Sox Scandal. And hey, I just sit here and hope Bud Selig eventually says give the guy a chance, heís got some fans out there. And even today, man, Iím telling you, Iím baseballís best ambassador and they donít even want me around the game because possibly 17 days a month Iím talking to people about baseball, Iím positive about baseball, and I text players that are playing today - and Iím talking about good players, Iím not talking about average players. And they want my advice on this and that, and anything I can do to help baseball be a better game, hey, Iím for.Ē
On how good he thinks Alex Rodriguez is:
ďThe best player in baseball. And let me tell you guys, when he comes to Vegas we go to lunch, and the reason I like A-Rod is not because he makes $25 million a year, not because he hits 40 home runs a year. The guys is a baseball fan. Heíll go out to lunch with me and heíll say how did Willie do it? How did Hank do it? How did Roberto do it? And then if he asks how did Babe Ruth do it, Iíll knock him on his ass because I didnít play with Babe Ruth. Heís just such a fan of the game. If you watch him interviewed, heís so humble and all he talks about is other teammates. And you got to love the guy who loves the game and makes all that money. A lot of the guys that are making money today they donít bust their chops out there on the field.Ē
On his appearance in Bruno which you can see in the video clip below:
ďOh man, I guess that was a prank, but I did that about a year ago. If you watch that, you can tell that Iím irritated. Because this guy - Bruno I think his name was - and he was treating these guys worse than they treated the African-Americans on the plantations. And I was irritated - Iím sitting on this guy and I know heís dying and Iím doing this interview and Iím rubbing this guyís neck trying to make him feel good, and he keeps yelling Ďagua, aguaí. And I said the guy wants a drink and he says I paid him good money, Iím not giving him a drink. So Iím done. And you know, I think it was a prank, but you know, then they brought the guy in with all the sushi on his naked body, and then the guy says itís time for lunch. And I say, hey, first of all I donít like sushi, and I donít like sushi with hair in it.Ē