We've already seen the Pete Rose signed baseball whereupon he apologized for betting on baseball. His contrition was questionable, however, as he turned a buck on the balls. Nevertheless, It seems the Pete Rose apology/weird novelty signed baseball has turned into a bit of a cottage industry.
Rose has also used the autographed baseball as a vehicle to express other sentiments weighing on his soul. There's his ominous admission to being born on the same day President Lincoln was assassinated. Or his "no crying in baseball" ode to A League of Their Own, a shout out to the whispering mantra of Field Of Dreams and, of course, his claim that he'd do the same thing any one of us would do: "I'd Walk Thru Hell In A Gasoline Suit To Meet Joe D."
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h/t to reader Dave for reminding us of the Rose "I'm sorry" ball.