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.
Rose is much too classy to profit from his misdeeds in baseball. Um, right Pete? Pete? What's this we found on your web site today?
Here it is — Your personal apology from Pete Rose! Add to your collection, or give as a gift, this custom, truly one of a kind piece of memorabilia straight from the hand of Pete Rose, all-time Major League career hits king. Pete Rose will hand sign a baseball with his now-famous "I'M SORRY I BET ON BASEBALL" inscription, addressed to you or the recipient name of your choice. Item will ship approx 3 weeks from date of purchase. Note: Recipient Name has a 15 character limit. Only $349!
Well, that didn't take long.
For any of you out there actually named Bob, you get first crack at this.