Video: “Pete Rose Here Now”

From the Worldwide Leader:

I never watched Pete Rose play baseball. He was before my time. What I know about Rose comes mostly from books, most notably Joe Posnanski’s “The Machine.” Look, I don’t know much — I chose to become a journalist, after all. But I know this: Pete Rose belongs in Cooperstown.

The ESPN short makes me sad. Especially Rose’s quotes.

I would rather be managing a baseball team, to be honest with you.

I’m a guy just looking for a second chance. Other people get second chances. Alcoholics, drug addicts, spouse-beaters. Not gamblers, though.

Enough, Bud. Free Charlie Hustle.

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Boo hoo. I don’t think Rose has been treated unfairly.