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Saturday, December 29, 2012

NY Post: Pete Rose gambles on reality show

On the six-episode “Hits & Mrs.,” premiering Jan. 14, we see the life that Rose, [Kiana] Kim, and her two children — daughter Cassie, 14, and son Ashton, 11 — have built together, and get glimpses of their lives that include their dining with Kim’s parents, and Rose’s awkward relationship with the sport of baseball.

While Rose says he’s come to terms with his ineligibility for the Hall (even as he considers re-applying for reinstatement), it’s apparent that the ban has had a tremendous effect on his life.

“I wouldn’t wanna go into the Hall and make anyone who runs it feel uncomfortable,” says Rose, who is also banned from taking any official Major League Baseball-related job, or even entering a major league ballpark in any official capacity.

“But when Kiana goes in and tells me I have 15 artifacts in [the Hall of Fame], that’s great for people to see.

“But I’d rather have a plaque.”

bobm Posted: December 29, 2012 at 11:33 AM | 23 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. HowardMegdal Posted: December 29, 2012 at 03:57 PM (#4334241)
The shame here is that he'll be banned from reality television if it turns out he was betting on his own show.
   2. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 29, 2012 at 04:09 PM (#4334248)
Even if they lift the ban, this should be enough to violate the integrity clause of the HOF. WORSE THAN ROIDS
   3. GGIAS (aka Poster Nutbag) Posted: December 29, 2012 at 05:36 PM (#4334280)
One has to wonder if he frequents this place...
   4. DA Baracus Posted: December 29, 2012 at 05:47 PM (#4334284)
Who the hell wants to watch this crap?
   5. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: December 29, 2012 at 05:58 PM (#4334292)
Who the hell wants to watch this crap?

Just flicking through the channels, there is something called 'Extreme Couponing' showing right now. Everything is in play. Americans are dumb and will watch anything.
   6. Greg Pope Posted: December 29, 2012 at 06:09 PM (#4334297)
Even if they lift the ban, this should be enough to violate the integrity clause of the HOF. WORSE THAN ROIDS

Finally, something that people on both sides of the steroid controversy can agree on. And people on both sides of the Rose controversy as well.
   7. Bruce Markusen Posted: December 29, 2012 at 06:33 PM (#4334315)
Pete Rose just continues an amazing journey as part of his effort to re-establish some dignity and gain ground with the Commissioner's Office and MLB. If anyone wanted a playbook for re-entering baseball's good graces, Rose has laid it out for them.
   8. DA Baracus Posted: December 29, 2012 at 06:38 PM (#4334317)
Just flicking through the channels, there is something called 'Extreme Couponing' showing right now. Everything is in play. Americans are dumb and will watch anything.


Oh I know people will watch anything. I am curious what kind of person chooses to watch a reality show about Pete Rose in 2012. He offers nothing.
   9. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: December 29, 2012 at 07:19 PM (#4334336)
Oh I know people will watch anything. I am curious what kind of person chooses to watch a reality show about Pete Rose in 2012. He offers nothing.

Sure you say that, but this lady just got 31 bags of Doritos, 32 bottles of Gatorade, and 162 rolls of toilet paper for 52 cents using her coupons. And she was pissed that she paid so much. Pete's got to offer more than that lady. And this channel seems to be showing a 'Extreme Couponing' marathon right now. Wow, our society is in the dumper.
   10. The District Attorney Posted: December 29, 2012 at 07:39 PM (#4334342)
this lady just got 31 bags of Doritos, 32 bottles of Gatorade, and 162 rolls of toilet paper for 52 cents using her coupons.
To be fair, that is amazing.
   11. Morty Causa Posted: December 29, 2012 at 07:44 PM (#4334345)
Some people, almost always women, are real coupon sharks. If those Amazons aren't controlled they can end up taking over the economy. Boy, then some wall street types on Fox Business News and CNBC would look pretty silly.

As for Rose, how many years has he been saying he's preparing a case for reinstatement?
   12. There are a lot of good people in alt-Shooty Posted: December 29, 2012 at 07:44 PM (#4334346)
She's going to need more toilet paper.
   13. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: December 29, 2012 at 07:50 PM (#4334350)
Pete Rose just continues an amazing journey as part of his effort to re-establish some dignity and gain ground with the Commissioner's Office and MLB.

Yeah, bad move by Rose. This could make his reinstatement less likely. Also, I think John needs to start doing something about Yoko if he wants to keep the Beatles together.
   14. DA Baracus Posted: December 29, 2012 at 08:03 PM (#4334354)
Sure you say that, but this lady just got 31 bags of Doritos, 32 bottles of Gatorade, and 162 rolls of toilet paper for 52 cents using her coupons. And she was pissed that she paid so much.


And people poo poo this program. This is the most informative show on TV.
   15. AndrewJ Posted: December 30, 2012 at 12:11 AM (#4334489)
Well, the title's pretty clever.
   16. You're a clown, RMc! I'm tired of it! Posted: December 30, 2012 at 03:13 PM (#4334685)
Don't do it, Pete! Look what happened to this famous athlete when he went on a reality show!
   17. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: December 30, 2012 at 05:37 PM (#4334740)
I would rather see a Johnny Bench reality show. His twitter feed is a combination of old-timey pronouncements and absurdity. Like Chuck Grassley without the hatred for all living things.
   18. vortex of dissipation Posted: December 30, 2012 at 06:00 PM (#4334758)
His twitter feed is a combination of old-timey pronouncements and absurdity. Like Chuck Grassley without the hatred for all living things.


I just looked at Bench's Twitter feed. What's strange is that it's exactly what you think it would be, about Reds players, and Oklahoma, and the troops, and country music, etc.; and then he tweets about how amazing Lionel Messi is...
   19. cardsfanboy Posted: December 30, 2012 at 06:16 PM (#4334765)
Just flicking through the channels, there is something called 'Extreme Couponing' showing right now. Everything is in play. Americans are dumb and will watch anything.


I think I would take couponing over anything to do with a vehicle show, music/dancing show, anything to do with Charlie Sheen/Ashton Kurcher, anything to do with a ghost/bigfoot/aliens/conspiracy(non-fictional category) anything featuring a white entitled racist pretending to be an everyman pitching the news, any food show until they create smell-tv/taste-tv (seriously how can you tell it's any good?) etc... the point is that there is enough crap out there that everyone can find their niche. Drawback is that there still aren't enough people to keep shows like Firefly on the air.

   20. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: December 30, 2012 at 06:25 PM (#4334769)
This is exactly the sort of thing the reality show "The Bench Bunch" or whatever would extend into a two-episode arc.
   21. Walt Davis Posted: December 31, 2012 at 12:49 AM (#4335064)
the point is that there is enough crap out there that everyone can find their niche. Drawback is that there still aren't enough people to keep shows like Firefly on the air.

TV is strictly a $/WAR business. If you could produce Firefly for the cost of 2 cameramen, one editor and Troy McClure (all working for scale), it would still be on the air. Trust me, once NASA gets the warp drive working we'll have "Interstellar Truckers".
   22. The Yankee Clapper Posted: January 13, 2013 at 10:11 PM (#4346520)
Stumbled across it ON NOW (in the Eastern Time Zone). Five minutes seemed like enough.
   23. Cowboy Popup Posted: January 13, 2013 at 11:38 PM (#4346547)
Trust me, once NASA gets the warp drive working we'll have "Interstellar Truckers".

I would watch that! It would at least be better than Star Trek: Enterprise.

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