This guy you’re looking at – at the top of the post, Pete Rose, is he a hero in your eyes?
Rose was in town last week for the opening of an exhibit at the Reds Hall of Fame at Great American Ballpark that highlights his accomplishments on the field. I can’t take that away from him. I was a Rose fan just like everybody else in this town.
But he bet on baseball. While in Cincinnati, he talked to reporters about it and stated he bet on The Cincinnati Reds every night while he was managing them.
Well, at least he’s finally being honest. Finally is the keyword here. His approach to honesty started in early 2004. Click here to read a column I wrote about him at that time.
What do you think of this man? Does he belong in the Baseball Hall of Fame? Is he a guy who had (or still has) a real gambling problem or is he just an asshole who continues to play this town like a fiddle?
(Photo of Pete Rose from Sports Illustrated)