Pete Rose is a man that speaks from experience when the subject of a lifetime ban comes up. While MLB has taken a hard line stance with ARod, Pete Rose is still not allowed in Baseball’s most holy of holies… the Hall of Fame. His advice to others and to himself is simply …”I made mistakes. I can’t whine about it. I’m the one that messed up and I’m paying the consequences. However, if I am given a second chance, I won’t need a third chance. And to be honest with you, I picked the wrong vice. I should have picked alcohol. I should have picked drugs or I should have picked up beating up my wife or girlfriend because if you do those three, you get a second chance. They haven’t given too many gamblers a second chances in the world of baseball.” He has spent nearly the same amount of time out of baseball as he has playing the game and yet is advice was that he picked the wrong vice?? Come on Pete you can do better than that.
Ok I’ll give Pete Rose another chance, clear this up for us Pete, explain your friendship with Alex Rodriquez.
The last time I texted Alex is when (Yankees GM) Brian Cashman told him to keep his bleeping mouth shut and play baseball. I met Alex more than a year ago. He was wrong, there’s no question about it. He talks about old timers in baseball. He talks about Clemente and Aaron. He loves this history of the game. I think he’d be the first one to tell you he screwed up. And if he doesn’t, he’s not telling you the truth. My advice to anybody listening is don’t do like I did, don’t do like Alex did or do what Braun did. Don’t do like any of those guys did. Don’t lie if you are confronted about something that you made a mistake. The faster you come clean the better of you are going to be.”
The last part of the above is the one thing that should stand out.” Don’t do like any of those guys did. Don’t lie if you are confronted about something that you made a mistake. The faster you come clean the better of you are going to be.” If Pete Rose had taken that advice himself, there is a good chance he would be back in Baseball in some capacity. I will be the first to say that Pete Rose deserves to be in the Hall of Fame, he should be in there. He was one of the greatest players in the game and the all time hits leader. He should be allowed in for what he did as a PLAYER. If you don’t want him manage again fine I have no problem with that, but not to be in the Hall of Fame is a nothing short of mind numbing.