No Bloom On This Rose

A former commissioner says the Hit King should stay away from baseball

Baseball is a game of errors and redemption. It is a game that keeps track of mistakes and features them as part of the official line score--runs, hits, errors. Pete Rose made the ultimate error by betting on baseball while he was managing the Cincinnati Reds in the late '80s. Although he consistently denied his guilt, he accepted a lifetime ban from the game. For the next 14 years, Rose continued to publicly deny that he had ever bet on baseball. The arrival last week of his new book, in which he finally confessed, stunned the baseball world. Rose wants to...

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