Pete Rose Will Never Get It

pete_rose_2008Have you ever known a person who is so clueless, so willfully obstinate, that you are amazed at how they actually make life decisions? For me, that person is and will continue to be Pete Rose.

This Sunday, Rose will appear in an ad shown in the Las Vegas area for a gambling company.

The ad is for a sports book company called William Hill, which operates legal gambling operations for many different sports, including baseball. The product that Rose appears in the ad for is a mobile app that allows users to easily place gaming bets. He’s joined by Oscar Goodman, former mayor of Las Vegas. Here’s part of the fantastic dialogue:

Rose [says], “Are you sure this won’t get me into any trouble?”

Goodman responds, “William Hill. It’s OK to bet on baseball.”

No. No, for Rose, and other people who are deeply involved in baseball, it’s not OK.

Last December, Rose had petitioned Major League Baseball to be reinstated into the game. Rob Manfred denied Rose’s request, in large part because Rose refuses to stop gambling, including on baseball.  Rule 21(d) is very clear about how much of a cardinal sin this is:

Any player, umpire, or club or league official or employee, who shall bet any sum whatsoever upon any baseball game in connection with which the bettor has a duty to perform shall be declared permanently ineligible.

Rose placed bets on games that he had a duty to perform in. While he claims he never bet against his team, he also lied for years about his gambling addiction. When those two facts are pitted against each other, it shows a man who refuses to see how his actions keep shooting himself in the foot.

Rose’s apology rings hollow when he continues to associate with Vegas casinos, openly gambles, and now he openly associates with a sports book company that parts more fools with their money.

He will never get it.

12 thoughts on “Pete Rose Will Never Get It

    • Wel-l-l-l, except that Rose is not involved with baseball. To treat him any longer as though he were is to suffer what Nietzsche called ein chronologische umdrehung, or illusion of temporal reversal. He has nothing more to lose now. His re-application was shot down. He’s never coming back to the game anyway. And he’s an old man, a condition which I appreciate. He’s now free to be his own juvenile overindulgent self right down until it’s time to choose whether that wallpaper goes or he does.

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  1. Peter fucking Rose is a person who needs guidelines and help that no one ever gave him. He is a cautionary tale for the evils of gambling, kind of like I’m a cautionary tale for drugs and alcohol and gambling and stealing cars I KNOW I can’t sell or capitalise on. I once stole a Ferrari while on eleven hits of acid and after I stole it , I had to figure out why I stole it. I drove it for about four miles and wondered why I took it.

    I had no idea why I did it other than at that moment, I fucking needed it and it was there. Fuck this rich successful person who’s earned all this money being rich, I needed a ride to get the hell out of there because reasons. Only after a few miles did I actually think about what I did, and it WAS the first time I EVER thought about maybe I did something wrong with no reason.

    Peter fucking Rose NEVER in a million years thinks what he did is wrong. I guess that’s the difference. I had empathy and dropped the car off as soon as I could because I’m a human being with a sense of shame. Rose? Not so much. To this day I feel bad because I caused so much anguish for taking something that never belonged to me. Rose…..he thinks he is getting cheated out of what he thinks he’s owed.

    I’m writing a cautionary tale on my blog to warn others about how quick your life will go to shit if you’re stupid. I am living proof that of that. I’m guessing that I should probably add this to my blog, but no one ever goes there as I never update and I want to make a statement about drug abuse before I give up and move on. I am trying to tell you all that don’t be like me.

    Drugs are fun, but the price is a bit more than you thought.

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    • I suspect you stole the Ferrari because that wormlike, tentacle-faced alien who had crawled down your throat unnoticed while you were tripping and taken you over really likes Ferraris.

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      • Yup, either that or I was a scumbag who stole someone’s prize possession because I could. However I like your explanation better. Today I stole 21 years of my wife’s compassion and it’s gone for good. I got 22 days to make myself scarce and there is no going back. Divorced, homeless and jobless..just how I planned it at 53. Now if only a meteor shower can land on just me, everything will be as I scripted it thirty years ago. At least I have life insurance.

        You’re a good man Gator. Keep on being you my friend. BTW, I am writing a five part blog on addiction and how easy it is to get there. Any editing is appreciated. It may go longer depending on how much I want to nail myself to a cross. I know…you need the wood so I won’t be too bad. I’m not suicidal, I am not drinking too much and I am not looking for sympathy.

        I’m just tired,confused, angry and scared. 20 years ago I would have had a girlfriend that I hadn’t met yet who would have taken me home after the show. Now…not so much. I sleep three hours a night and not in a row, so forgive my mistakes.

        I do enjoy your posts now that I figured out how to web search every four words. Thanks old man…haha

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    • @ScmCKP

      I’m writing a cautionary tale on my blog to warn others about how quick your life will go to shit if you’re stupid. I am living proof that of that. I’m guessing that I should probably add this to my blog, but no one ever goes there as I never update and I want to make a statement about drug abuse before I give up and move on. I am trying to tell you all that don’t be like me.

      don’t you get it we are all fucking stupid, little boys and little girls trying to fake it out. I surprised my youngest grandson today by proving to him that I can still pick him up and lift him into the air. Both of my grandpa’s died before I was born. You are a 53 year old ready to die and I am a 61 year old ready to die. How pathetic are we compared to the 71, 81, 91 year olds ready to die?

      Tell us a new story. Who do you love and why do you love them?

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  2. Not baseball, BUT … with the SB coming up, to follow up on Peyton’s alleged HGH use?

    Supposably, after Al Jazeera contacted him to ask for comment as the story was about ready to run, he sent a couple of pseudo- “investigators” to visit Charlie Sly’s parents, apparently for intimidation purposes.

    What a douche:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/inside-peyton-mannings-secret-investigation-into-al-jazeera-documentary/2016/02/04/d0da2f04-cb05-11e5-a7b2-5a2f824b02c9_story.html

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