Truly it is a sad day when Pete Rose bitching semi-coherently about juiced baseballs and lost fundamentals represents a pivot towards sanity in the discourse of ornery former ballplayers. Alas.
Pete Rose will not be a part of Fox’s studio show for the MLB playoffs. Rose, who served as an analyst for the last two seasons, will be replaced by David Ortiz and Keith Hernandez.
Originally published in the February 1981 issue of Inside Sports, this piece appears here with the author’s permission.
The Phillies announced in April that Pete Rose would be this year’s inductee into the Wall of Fame. Rose, who played five seasons with the Phillies and is best known in Philly baseball lore for his catch of a dropped Bob Boone pop-up in the World Series, would be honored at the team’s annual Alumni Weekend the second…
Pete Rose is doing that thing he does... again.
As we’ve stated before, Ichiro Suzuki is the true Hit King, and Pete Rose, who looks like two dog asses fucking, can get bent. We were forced to make this proclamation after Rose got sassy about the 1,278 hits Ichiro racked up in Japan, which make him a definitively superior batsman to Rose when combined with the…
No sports take bugs me quite like “Pete Rose sucks!” My colleague Patrick Redford gave us one of those last night.
Today, Ichiro Suzuki hit an eighth-inning double off of Fernando Rodney to the right field corner. He sent Giancarlo Stanton to third, and he trotted into second base easily, looking mildly annoyed more than anything before he briefly removed his batting helmet to salute the crowd. If you count his 1,278 hits in…
When Pete Rose got himself a meeting with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred a few months ago, it seemed like there was at least a chance Manfred might decide to reinstate Rose. Today, Manfred released a three-page(!) decision in which he makes it very clear that Rose will remain on the curb.
Did you like Pete Rose’s commentary work during the World Series? Well, either way, he didn’t work last night’s Game 4, and you won’t have a chance to see him work any more games for Fox. As it turns out, Rose left the booth rather suddenly—in the middle of the World Series—due to a “prior commitment.”
ESPN’s Outside the Lines has gotten its hands on definitive proof that Pete Rose bet on baseball games while he played for the Cincinnati Reds. Rose had previously admitted that he bet on baseball while managing the Reds, but vehemently denied that he ever did so as a player.
Ken Rosenthal reports that Pete Rose has been hired by Fox as a baseball analyst. He won’t be calling live games, but instead will be on basically every Fox and Fox Sports studio show. Rosenthal reports that Rose finds the Inside the NBA banter between Chuck, Shaq, and Kenny “very entertaining to me.” [Fox Sports]
Fast-forward to 38 seconds. (It should be cued up.) Ah, neither one of them has changed a bit.
Nice story over at Grantland by Bryan Curtis on the never-ending sagas of Armstrong, Tyson and Rose:
The Bridgeport Bluefish, a Connecticut-based team in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, has announced that Pete Rose will be a "guest manager" for the team on Monday, June 16th.
354 wins did not overcome the controversy as this ex-Red Sox pitcher didn't make the Hall of Fame cut in 2013. Who is Mark McGwire? (Trebek snorts mockingly.)
Pete Rose took a shot at Robinson Cano for joining the Mariners: "[Jay Z] got him a big raise, but he got him an extra 30-day vacation—and it's called October." [SI Live]
Originally published in the July 1997 issue of GQ. Reprinted here with permission of the author, whose annotations (as told to Alex Belth) appear throughout the story. Illustration by Sam Woolley.
For anyone who doesn't actually remember seeing Pete Rose play or what his star was like before he completely threw it away by gambling on baseball, all they're going to remember of him was that he was some guy who autographed baseballs with weird inscriptions, got caught using a corked bat 25 years after the fact,…