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2012-07-18 10:44:35 AM
I know they've got an eye on their bottom line and reality shows are profitable. But seriously, is this really going to be anything more than another reality show car wreck? At this point, they're just chasing waterfalls.
 
2012-07-18 12:06:46 PM
Left Eye is rolling over in her grave.
 
2012-07-18 12:09:04 PM

srhp29: Left Eye is rolling over in her grave.


^^^^
 
2012-07-18 12:12:39 PM
I get it cause he gambled.....
 
2012-07-18 12:18:12 PM
Hasn't he died yet?

It'd be a lot cooler if he did.
 
2012-07-18 12:38:34 PM
Day by day, little by little, the concept of shooting my television sounds increasingly more reasonable.

Look, the guy rents space in a mall, hires actual barkers FFS to stand out in front of the store announcing that he is there signing stuff, and still can't manage to get people to care. And you think they will watch a reality show of him?

Pffft...FTA: " "It's not going to be classless..." The only way it would not be classless is if he weren't in it.

He is still trying to weasel his way into the HOF. What an incredible twat.
 
2012-07-18 01:04:19 PM
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TLC? may as well bring in an expert...
 
2012-07-18 01:18:02 PM
Won't watch any reality TV, and this is no exception...but I might give this one show, and here's why: Years ago I was in Cincy airport in commuter terminal leaning against a post, talking on my cell to a client when I noticed a buzz starting amongdt the masses. Usually means little/crazy/famous person in the vicinity, and in this instance it was Pete on the other side of the post talking on his phone. We ended our calls at about the same time, and I said hello, and asked if he would be willing to say 'hi' to my folks, who were huge fans. I called them and they weren't home, but Pete left them a message saying hi, and that he was with me in an airport and thet they raised a fine son. That brush with greatness still resonates with them today, even moreso than the time the Sam Jackson "Snakes on a Plane" robocall dialed their house.
 
2012-07-18 01:40:45 PM

Balchinian: Look, the guy rents space in a mall, hires actual barkers FFS to stand out in front of the store announcing that he is there signing stuff, and still can't manage to get people to care. And you think they will watch a reality show of him?


I saw him sitting at a table outside of the Fields of Dreams store in The Forum Shops a couple of years ago, I have never seen a man more beat down looking as he sat all alone at a table for hours. He just doesn't get that people don't care about his plight any more.
 
2012-07-18 01:58:44 PM
Pete belongs in the Hall of Fame. Period.

But I do not need to see a reality show about him.
 
2012-07-18 02:13:39 PM
I'd watch it if he drove a tow truck to bid on a storage unit to get stuff to pawn, otherwise no.
 
2012-07-18 02:27:59 PM

ColSanders: Pete belongs in the Hall of Fame. Period.


Yup. You can't gamble your way to 4,256 hits.
 
2012-07-18 02:32:07 PM

ColSanders: Pete belongs in the Hall of Fame. Period.


Agree. But do it posthumously.
 
2012-07-18 02:41:10 PM

ColSanders: Pete belongs in the Hall of Fame. Period.

But I do not need to see a reality show about him.


Except that he signed an agreement that said he'd be permanently ineligible from MLB and the Hall won't take anyone on that list. From what I remember, he signed that ban in exchange for MLB to make no formal claim of him betting against his team. Although he was eligible to apply for reinstatement after 1 year, Dowd came forward in 2002 and said evidence points to Rose betting against his team.

Besides breaking the only rule posted in every MLB clubhouse and being a class-A douchebag, he's actually a slightly-above-average player blessed with godly resilience and longevity. I'm going to post two 162 game averages here ...

www.danielwheeler.org

Player 1 had 2 gold gloves, and worked hard to be a solid defender
Player 2 had 11 gold gloves, and is considered by quite a few to be the best ever at his position defensively.

...

Player 1 is Pete Rose.
Player 2 is Keith Hernandez.
 
2012-07-18 04:06:00 PM

ColSanders: Pete belongs in the Hall of Fame. Period.

But I do not need to see a reality show about him.


Agree
 
2012-07-18 04:08:49 PM

zarberg:

Player 1 is Pete Rose.
Player 2 is Keith Hernandez.


Keith Hernandez was supposed to get his own reality show.
Unfortunately, the title "Whose Line is it Anyway?" was already taken.
 
2012-07-18 05:01:45 PM
Episode #1: Pete Rose hawks autographs in Knoxville, TN, whines about the Hall of Fame
Episode #2: Pete Rose hawks autographs in Albany, NY, whines about the Hall of Fame
Episode #3: Pete Rose hawks autographs in Dayton, OH, whines about the Hall of Fame
Episode #4: Pete Rose hawks autographs in Lubbock, TX, whines about the Hall of Fame
Episode #5: Pete Rose hawks autographs in Mesa, AZ, whines about the Hall of Fame

I think I'll pass on that one. If you're going to do a reality show on a has-been athlete I think Dennis Rodman or Lenny Dykstra would have far more entertainment value.
 
2012-07-18 05:10:21 PM

m1ke: ColSanders: Pete belongs in the Hall of Fame. Period.

Yup. You can't gamble your way to 4,256 hits.


Nope, and nope.

Sorry, the rules say lifetime ban from baseball and the HoF for gambling, he knew that going in, and did it anyway. To allow him into the HoF, even posthumously) is to say that the rules don't mean anything if yoiu are a good enough player. If that is the case, then the rules don't mean anything and baseball is not really a sport, it is just a friendly game. His accomplishments on the field can not be taken away from him, but neither can they justify ignoring the rules. He has never, and still doesn't, have any respect for the integrity of the sport. If he did he would be insisting that he never be inducted into the HoF, and he would not be trying to continue to make money off of baseball. Making an exception in the rules based on his stats (something that does not pertain to the matter he is being punished for) is simply unfair to everyone else who abides by the rules, and cheapens the integrity of baseball as a whole. He still doesn't get that, and it doesn't sound like you two do either.

He should never be allowed in, ever.
 
2012-07-18 06:23:01 PM

m1ke: ColSanders: Pete belongs in the Hall of Fame. Period.

Yup. You can't gamble your way to 4,256 hits.


You can for the last 250 or so if you're a player manager at a time when your abilities are clearly outclassed by players 20 years younger.
 
2012-07-18 07:08:21 PM

m1ke: ColSanders: Pete belongs in the Hall of Fame. Period.

Yup. You can't gamble your way to 4,256 hits.


I wonder how many of those are with a corked bat?
 
2012-07-18 07:29:19 PM

m1ke: ColSanders: Pete belongs in the Hall of Fame. Period.

Yup. You can't gamble your way to 4,256 hits.


Who gives a shiat. He broke the ONE rule of baseball.

I don't think his life would be much different even if baseball made an exception. It's my impression that HE thinks holding the all time hits record has more cache than it does, or should and he blames is level of celebrity (D list or lower) on being banned from the game when in reality, nobody cares (outside of Cincinnati.
 
2012-07-18 07:30:36 PM

Balchinian: Making an exception in the rules based on his stats (something that does not pertain to the matter he is being punished for) is simply unfair to everyone else who abides by the rules, and cheapens the integrity of baseball as a whole.


Except the rule he broke had nothing to do with his performance. There are going to be people in the HoF who took performance-enhancing drugs. There are pitchers in the HoF who threw spitballs. There are plenty of rule-breakers in the HoF.

I'm not saying Pete should be let back in baseball. I don't think he should ever be let back in to the game. But the guy who has more hits than anyone ever has (or will) out of the HoF is a travesty.
 
2012-07-18 07:32:30 PM
"Ew.com" is the perfect source for this, at least given my own reaction.
 
2012-07-18 07:53:49 PM

ColSanders: Except the rule he broke had nothing to do with his performance. There are going to be people in the HoF who took performance-enhancing drugs. There are pitchers in the HoF who threw spitballs. There are plenty of rule-breakers in the HoF.

I'm not saying Pete should be let back in baseball. I don't think he should ever be let back in to the game. But the guy who has more hits than anyone ever has (or will) out of the HoF is a travesty.


No, it's not, because he himself signed the document that keeps him out. His not being in there doesn't take away that he's the all time hit king, it means he broke the cardinal rule. Rose will always be the hit king, but with the shame of knowing he's not in the Hall - not unlike Barry Bonds is the home run king with the shame of knowing everyone thinks he's an epic a-hole and he probably broke the record only because he juiced.

He went so far as to aggressively deny ever betting on baseball, period, before his "tell-all" book where once he admitted it he took on the attitude that baseball should welcome him back with open arms because he all of the sudden came clean.

If he works out an agreement with MLB that rescinds the document he signed and allows complete public viewing of every last record and transcript of the Dowd report, so be it, but the Hall exists with the support and blessing of MLB and MLB says Rose doesn't get in. Steroid users may have hurt the integrity of the game not unlike Rose, but they did so under unclear rules. The Black Sox made it pretty clear what happens when you bet on baseball, and Rose bet with full knowledge of the consequences.

Although ... What would be really interesting is if the little cult of HoF voters that writes-in Rose's name ever grows big enough to where he actually had enough votes to get in ...
 
2012-07-19 03:57:05 AM
To be fair to a couple of comments above. The Hall did not have a rule against voting in anyone from the permanently ineligible list until AFTER Pete Rose agreed to his banishment. Shoeless Joe could have gotten in, too, before circa 1991.
 
2012-07-19 03:55:23 PM
He should be in the Hall. Period.

AFTER he dies. It's a *lifetime* ban. not a *until the sun dies* ban.

/lives in Cincinnati
 
2012-07-19 04:34:16 PM

SuperT: He should be in the Hall. Period.

AFTER he dies. It's a *lifetime* ban. not a *until the sun dies* ban.

/lives in Cincinnati


I'd be ok with this, but he absolutely can't know anything about it until he's died. He has to die knowing his actions kept him out.
 
2012-07-19 09:08:47 PM

zarberg: SuperT: He should be in the Hall. Period.

AFTER he dies. It's a *lifetime* ban. not a *until the sun dies* ban.

/lives in Cincinnati

I'd be ok with this, but he absolutely can't know anything about it until he's died. He has to die knowing his actions kept him out.


Oh absolutely. and his plaque will have an asterix. and his son wouldn't get to make an acceptance speech for him. Just who ever is comish at the time (selig will never, ever, ever do it) just go up and say "Pete Rose is the All Time Hit King. He also bet on the game. We honor the former, and condemn the latter." and nothing more, and his plaque should have the a similar cut and dry telling of the facts.
 
2012-07-19 09:35:50 PM

SuperT: zarberg: SuperT: He should be in the Hall. Period.

AFTER he dies. It's a *lifetime* ban. not a *until the sun dies* ban.

/lives in Cincinnati

I'd be ok with this, but he absolutely can't know anything about it until he's died. He has to die knowing his actions kept him out.

Oh absolutely. and his plaque will have an asterix. and his son wouldn't get to make an acceptance speech for him. Just who ever is comish at the time (selig will never, ever, ever do it) just go up and say "Pete Rose is the All Time Hit King. He also bet on the game. We honor the former, and condemn the latter." and nothing more, and his plaque should have the a similar cut and dry telling of the facts.


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2012-07-20 03:29:48 AM

SuperT: zarberg: SuperT: He should be in the Hall. Period.

AFTER he dies. It's a *lifetime* ban. not a *until the sun dies* ban.

/lives in Cincinnati

I'd be ok with this, but he absolutely can't know anything about it until he's died. He has to die knowing his actions kept him out.

Oh absolutely. and his plaque will have an asterix.


Why would Pete Rose's HoF plaque need to have a french comic book on it?
 
2012-07-20 01:19:17 PM

FirstNationalBastard: SuperT: zarberg: SuperT: He should be in the Hall. Period.

AFTER he dies. It's a *lifetime* ban. not a *until the sun dies* ban.

/lives in Cincinnati

I'd be ok with this, but he absolutely can't know anything about it until he's died. He has to die knowing his actions kept him out.

Oh absolutely. and his plaque will have an asterix.

Why would Pete Rose's HoF plaque need to have a french comic book on it?


because when I think "asterisk" that's how it is spelled in my mind. and also, asterix and obelix are awesome.
 
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