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 GretaWire.com 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.
Posted: January 10, 2013 at 07:09 AM | 6 comment(s)
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