You Stay Classy, Pete Roserickchand9/21/06 12:15pmFiled to: BaseballPete RoseSorry I ...60EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkThis image was lost some time after publication. We had a lot of fun with the Pete Rose "I'm sorry" autographed baseball story from Tuesday, thanks, as usual, to our commenters. You folks took our eight-yard slant pass over the middle and turned it into an 80-yard TD run, if you'll excuse a football analogy in the midst of a baseball post. For those one or two of you just checking in on this tale, Pete Rose at one time signed about 300 baseballs with the words "I'm sorry I bet on baseball — Pete Rose", and was subsequently shocked — shocked — to learn that some unscrupulous dealer was set to auction them without his knowledge. Rose told ESPN's Stephen A. Smith on Monday that those balls were never meant to be sold.