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Thursday, January 10, 2013

VAN SUSTEREN: Pete Rose: ‘I’ll never give up’ on trying to get into the Hall of Fame

Although, at this hideous rate…Pete Rose will have no problem getting into the Kid Rock/Minnie Pearl permanent shiit-lid Hall of Fame.

VAN SUSTEREN: Well, Jack Morris and Tim Raines are the only ones that hit the 52 percent, nobody else did. There isn’t much that hit the 52 percent. You say it’s kind of sad. You should have seen my twitter account today and my blog with the mention of Pete Rose. A lot of people are very upset that Pete Rose is not in the Hall of Fame, and I can’t tell you how my account lit up today. What is your thought? Are you ever going to the get in the Hall of Fame?

ROSE: Well, I’m on the ineligible list. I’ve never been on list to receive any votes. And I must tell you that I’m not in the Hall of Fame because I’m the one that made the mistake and screwed up, and I can’t sit here on your show or Sean’s show or Bill’s show and complain about anybody because I’m the one that messed up.

And in my situation, we just live everyday life and have fun and try to get a second chance sometime. I won’t need a third. If I ever get a second chance, we’ll see what happens as far as the Hall of Fame is concerned.

VAN SUSTEREN: I wonder, though, if it’s all about you and how much of it really is about the fans? Because I was at that World Series game in 1999 where they had the greatest players of the 20th century and were you one of them. They brought the players out, and the fans went absolutely crazy when Pete Rose’s name came up, the biggest standing ovation of anybody. And the fans really want to see you in the Hall of Fame. At least, I mean, very few who don’t. So, I mean, I’m wondering, if this isn’t a little for the fans, too, if the fans aren’t being cheated. What do you think about that?

ROSE: Well, I get good fan support, Greta, no question about that, and I think the fans understand that now I understand I made a mistake and they’re willing to give me a second chance. And my teammates realize that I know I made a mistake and they’re on my side. But it’s one guy’s decision, commissioner of baseball Bud Selig. And I probably made his job tougher over the years, I probably did, because there’s been a problem with baseball the last 15, 20 years. But he’s the guy in charge, and he can call me right now and reinstate me tomorrow if that’s the way he felt.

But we’re still trying to contact him. And who knows? Who knows down the road? You never give up. I never gave up as a player and I won’t give up as someone who wants to go to the Hall of Fame, because it’s the ultimate goal for a baseball player or a football player or a basketball player.

Repoz Posted: January 10, 2013 at 06:09 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Bug Selig Posted: January 10, 2013 at 07:02 AM (#4343917)
it’s the ultimate goal for a baseball player or a football player or a basketball player.

I think I remember my coaches mentioning something about winning, but Pete's probably right.

It's a vote by morons, presided over by boobs. You were the player (and person) that you were. If you need validation from Bud Selig and Bill Conlin, you should go fishing and f-ing relax.
   2. Lassus Posted: January 10, 2013 at 08:16 AM (#4343933)
   3. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: January 10, 2013 at 09:46 AM (#4343998)
Hmmmm..... Pete Rose doesn't look like a missing white college girl.
   4. Kurt Posted: January 10, 2013 at 11:25 AM (#4344124)
Hmmmm..... Pete Rose doesn't look like a missing white college girl.

Not the kind that gets plastered all over tv, anyway.
   5. SoSH U at work Posted: January 10, 2013 at 11:37 AM (#4344138)
Well, Jack Morris and Tim Raines are the only ones that hit the 52 percent, nobody else did. There isn't much that hit the 52 percent.

What the hell does that mean? Is it some kind of gambling slang I'm not hip to, because it bears no resemblance to the vote or the conversation that preceded it?

   6. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 10, 2013 at 12:05 PM (#4344163)
When people think of me, they think about me knocking catchers down and knocking second baseman down and yelling at pitchers.

Unfortunately, when I think of Pete Rose now, I think of a sad lonely man hocking wares in Vegas.

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