Blaine Newnham of the Seattle Times thinks long-term
contracts have been bad for teams and, to some extent,
bad for the players as well. He wonders: when will the
Want some more proof that Pete Rose is a disingenuous,
self-centered lout who cares nothing about the
feelings of others? (As if you need it.) Then read
this article by Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post
regarding the passages in his new book regarding the
brief major league career of his son, Pete, Jr. In
them, he blames Reds management for not giving his
offspring a fair shot when, we all know, that if Pete
Rose, Jr. had been named Pete Jones, Jr., he never
would have gotten a single major league at bat.
Naturally, this has left Jack McKeon -- the Reds
manager at the time -- in a fine state. "Pete better
get his facts straight," McKeon, the manager of the
reigning World Champion Marlins, told Capozzi. This is
a transparent attempt on Rose's part to compensate for
his lack of fathering skills by showing "concern"
about his kid. What a sham and what a shame.
For those who still think Rose has a place in the Hall
of Fame, consider this article by Hal McCoy of the
Dayton Daily News. In it, Rose's former bookie, Ron
Peters, insists that Rose not only made bets from the
clubhouse, but from the dugout with a game in
progress. That's pretty egregious stuff, folks.