Sitegeist: Pete Rose's Confession

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This week's issue of Sports Illustrated contains excerpts from Pete Rose's new book My Prison Without Bars, in which he admits for the first time publicly that he bet on baseball. Here's what people are saying:

The Confessions of Pete Rose — Former baseball commissioner Fay Vincent pens an op-ed for the New York Times. Having felt disrespected by Rose for more than a decade, he urges some caution in ushering Rose "to the front row of baseball's most honored citizens."

Pete Rose Realized Hall of Fame Clock Was TickingSI senior writer Tom Verducci lends his opinion on why Rose decided to come clean.

Vote: What Now for Pete Rose? — See where you stand in regard to other sports fans on 10 poll questions about the Rose affair.

Even While Admitting Guilt, Rose Still Hustles — Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News points out that Rose's last book contained a completely different story and charges this release as being part of a simple scheme to get elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

For Charlie Hustler, Write Doesn't Make Right — Gary Peterson writes: "There is no altruism at work here. Rose isn't doing the right thing. He's doing the expedient thing. He's coming clean for a price. And he's doing it at the expense of the former players whose election to the Hall of Fame will be announced on Tuesday."

Pete Rose Covers on TIME — The Hit King appeared on TIME's cover twice, once at his highest and once at his lowest.

Pete Rose Covers on Sports Illustrated — Charlie Hustle first graced the magazine's cover in 1968. He has appeared 16 times overall.

Pete Rose's Career Stats — The all-time hits leader season-by-season, 24 in all, during which he was named to 17 All-Star Games.