TV Show Review: Pete Rose Hits and Mrs.
Pete Rose – that is a subject that pisses me off beyond belief!!!!
For those of you that don’t know who he is:
Peter Edward Rose (born April 14, 1941), nicknamed “Charlie Hustle,” is a former Major League Baseball player and manager. Rose played from 1963 to 1986, and managed from 1984 to 1989.
Rose, a switch hitter, is the all-time Major League leader in hits (4,256), games played (3,562), at-bats (14,053) and outs (10,328). He won three World Series rings, three batting titles, one Most Valuable Player Award, two Gold Gloves, the Rookie of the Year Award, and made 18 All-Star appearances at an unequaled four different positions (2B, LF, RF, 3B & 1B).
In August 1989, three years after he retired as an active player, Rose agreed to permanent ineligibility from baseball amidst accusations that he gambled on baseball games while playing for and managing the Reds, including claims that he bet on his own team. In 1991, the Baseball Hall of Fame formally voted to ban those on the “permanently ineligible” list from induction, after previously excluding such players by informal agreement among voters. In 2004, after years of public denial, Rose admitted to betting on baseball and on, but not against, the Reds. The issue of Rose’s possible re-instatement and election to the Hall of Fame remains a contentious one throughout baseball.
Ok so the guy bet on baseball!! Who hasn’t been involved in a baseball or football pool at work c’mon! If I was a player or mma fighter and bets were being made, of course I would bet on myself!! That’s free money!!
Whether its wrong or not doesn’t matter. He wasn’t caught or accused of shaving points (that’s a big unethical no-no!) that’s straight up cheating!
If he wasn’t caught cheating then it shouldn’t be an issue!
Betting on sports has nothing to do with getting all those hits! Winning all those games and championship rings and all the records broken! That you can’t take away from the guy!! So, as a player he should be in the Hall of Fame!
Now, as a coach; that’s a different story! If he is a Hall of Fame worthy coach (and he was) sports gambling should disqualify him from the Hall of Fame as a coach! After all, those are 2 separate careers! If I was a player making 15 mil a year then I retired and wanted to be a scout, do you think get are going to pay me 15 mil a year to be a scout? Yeah, I don’t think so!! It’s 2 separate careers!!
You should treat it as such!
Now about the show:
Major League Baseball legend Pete Rose will be coming to TLC later this year with a new reality show about his life and impending wedding to model Kiana Kim. We’re looking forward to watching the romance between the 70-something superstar and his 30-something fiancee unfold.
The LA Times is already anticipating the new drama, “Expect to see some drama from Rose’s adult children, who are quite skeptical of the relationship, and some long-distance woes: Rose lives in Vegas and Kim lives in Los Angeles. But we’re pretty sure those crazy kids are gonna make it work.”
It’s about time he gets to voice his side of the story! As for the relationship, they are adults, if that makes them happy life is short!! Have fun! The popular saying now is YOLO – you only live once…