Rose: Cherry eau de vie and a vermouthful.
“I’m going to tell you something right now, whether you believe it or not,” Rose told WFAN’s Steve Somers on Wednesday. “Baseball is a better game if I’m in it. OK? Because I care about the game and I’m a teacher of the game. And I care about young players.”
...“All you gotta do is know my history to know I care about the game,” said Rose. “I gave more to the game than anybody you know. OK? I put the fans in front of everything when I played the game of baseball. At no time — at no time — did I ever cheat the fans in the game of baseball. No time.”
...“Me being in the Hall of Fame is one guy’s decision, and his name is Bud Selig,” said Rose. “There’s no one else in the world. Bud Selig could call me or call my people tomorrow and say, ‘Pete, I want to reinstate you.’
“I doubt he will, so I can’t worry about it.”
So why hasn’t the commissioner done anything?
“I don’t know the reason. I couldn’t answer that for a hundred-million dollars,” Rose said. “I had two meetings with Bud Selig and I got along with him both meetings, OK? We care about the same thing. We care about the game and we care about the future of the game. So why he hasn’t taken it upon himself to give me a second chance? I can’t answer that question.”
...“Obviously I wish this would have never happened,” he said. “It’s my fault I’m not in the Hall of Fame. I’ve come to grips with what I did and what I didn’t do, and I’m just trying to live my life and be a good citizen. If I ever make the Hall of Fame, I’ll be the happiest guy in the world. But if I don’t, I’m the reason I didn’t.”
Posted: October 04, 2012 at 08:16 AM | 89 comment(s)
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