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Monday, December 20, 2010

Peter Rose Jr. to manage in White Sox system

Pete Rose Jr., the son of the career hits leader who is banned from baseball, will run a rookie league team of the Chicago White Sox.

Gamingboy Posted: December 20, 2010 at 09:27 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. More Dewey is Always Good Posted: December 20, 2010 at 10:38 PM (#3714973)
I find it more interesting that "Super Joe" McEwing was named manager of AAA Charlotte.
   2. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: December 20, 2010 at 11:26 PM (#3715013)
Are we sure that's not a bookie league team?
   3. The District Attorney Posted: December 20, 2010 at 11:42 PM (#3715022)
Didn't Pete Jr. have his own scumbaggy problems? If he did (and I'm pretty sure he did...), this is very surprising.
   4. McCoy Posted: December 20, 2010 at 11:52 PM (#3715026)
Reinsdorf when asked whether or not Pete Rose Jr. ever had a chance of managing in the big leagues someday responded "don't bet on it".
   5. Mo Vaughn Down The Road Posted: December 21, 2010 at 12:00 AM (#3715034)
Didn't Pete Jr. have his own scumbaggy problems? If he did (and I'm pretty sure he did...), this is very surprising.


Yup. From the US DEA website:

(Nashville, TN) - Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) officials announced that Pete Rose Jr., the son of Major League Baseball’s all-time hits leader, was arrested and plead guilty this morning to conspiracy to distribute Gamma-butyrolactone (GBL), a controlled analogue of Gamma-Hydroxybutyric Acid (GHB).

Rose faces a maximum of 20 years in prison for his role in distributing GBL. His arrest is part of a larger DEA-led investigation into a major GBL trafficking organization.

“GBL is a substance that was never intended for human consumption because it can cause significant health problems including seizures and possibly even death,” said Sherri Strange, DEA Special Agent-in Charge, Atlanta. “It continues to be sold to unsuspecting individuals who believe the drug will build muscles and improve physical performance. Hopefully this arrest will continue to shed light on how potentially damaging this controlled substance can be.”

Rose’s involvement with the drug became known to DEA officials during a six-year investigation that began in 1999 and included one of the largest seizures of GBL in U.S. history. In January, 2004, DEA agents seized approximately 280 gallons of GBL from a storage unit in Murfreesboro, TN. Further investigation of the seizure revealed that Murfreesboro resident Bruce Michael Wayne was a nationwide distributor of GBL. Wayne was arrested by DEA agents in January, 2004 and plead guilty to conspiracy to distribute GBL and money laundering charges. However, Wayne failed to appear for sentencing and is currently a fugitive.

The investigation into Wayne’s dealings with GBL revealed that Rose received shipments of the drug while playing baseball for the Chattanooga Lookouts, the double-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds.


Wow. Don't the White Sox do background searches?
   6. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: December 21, 2010 at 12:12 AM (#3715044)
Maybe they do, and they think he's reformed his behavior.
   7. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 21, 2010 at 12:36 AM (#3715064)

Wow. Don't the White Sox do background searches?


Its okay though because he only distributed GBL for HIS team, not opposing teams.
   8. and Posted: December 21, 2010 at 01:31 AM (#3715099)
Pete Rose Jr. Same bat-#### crazy, same bat-#### channel.
   9. Boxkutter Posted: December 21, 2010 at 07:39 AM (#3715235)
Pete Rose Jr. Same bat-#### crazy, same bat-#### channel.


That quote is quite fitting considering the name of his connection in Murfreesboro (Bruce Wayne).

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