Ah, Pete Rose. Where would we be without him? Just having him around is comforting, soothing. Particularly when you invite him to speak to a U.S. Army Reds Legends Baseball Camp.
Because when Pete Rose talks, everyone listens.
"It was a complete embarrassment," said Staff Sgt. Steven Tischer, commander of the Colerain-Highland Ridge U.S. Army Recruiting Station that sponsored the baseball camp for 7- to 14-year-olds. "You don't swear in front of kids, that's just common sense. He dropped the F-bomb and the S-bomb. He told them winning is everything and if you get second place you're just losers."
"His comment that he was (bleeped) off that Marge [Schott] didn't leave him any money in her will and that she left it all to the zoo. His comment about how Marge loved to smoke and she would have smoked in her sleep if someone was there to hold her cigarette all night. His comment that he saw Joe DiMaggio in the shower and he saw more of him than Marilyn Monroe ever did. His comment on a good friend of his that was a gambler - and how I could go on."
Pete Rose ranting about Joe DiMaggio in the shower to a baseball camp. We think we might like hire him and just have him follow us around, commenting on our daily life. Everyone should have a Pete Rose as a friend.
Potty-Mouth Pete Strikes Out At Camp For Kids [Cincinnati Enquirer]