Update: Loudmouth Endorses Loudmouth

A few months ago, Donald Trump took to twitter to voice his disgust that Pete Rose was yet again not elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

In usual Trump fashion, he neglects facts. Major League Baseball officially has no say in who or what goes into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is a separate entity from MLB. While Rose is banned from baseball, the Hall of Fame doesn’t have to follow that ban. They choose to do so, but that’s on the voters and the board of directors, not on Commissioner Manfred.

Well, we now have the rest of the story.

Looks like Pete’s gone from gambling on baseball to gambling on America’s future.


 

ScoutsUpdate: It appears now that Mr. Rose is backtracking his endorsement, stating that a ball is just a ball.  STOP READING INTO THINGS YOU VULTURES!

“Pete has made a point not to ‘endorse’ any particular presidential candidate,” Genco said in a statement to NBC News. “Though he respects everyone who works hard for our country — any outlet that misinterpreted a signed baseball for an endorsement was wrong. Pete did not send any candidate a baseball or a note of endorsement.”

Genco added that through his “discussions with Pete about this cycle, I’ve learned that he believes that who to vote for is a decision each voter should decide for him or herself.”

This whole Rose/Trump connection brings up a good philosophical discussion, if a ball gambles on baseball in the forest behind a wall keeping other sports balls out of the forest, does it really exist?

29 thoughts on “Update: Loudmouth Endorses Loudmouth

        • I know you’re kidding, but what a pleasant surprise that would have beenI wouldn’t think Rose capable of nuanced thought. I love when people surprise me like that.

          I once had a coworker who I prejudged completely, seemed like your complete typical football loving Southern Republican white boy. Nope. In his twang: “I want fresh air, fresh water, and a forest to go play in.” Shame on me.

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        • I think that you’re right but he’s always wrong on his bets, that’s why he got caught.
          @Indaburg- so you met Billy Bob Joe Jefferson the third too? Nice guy right?

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  1. On the one hand, Trump has almost effortlessly destroyed the political careers of Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Scott Walker, Rand Paul and Rick Perry. On the other hand, everything else.

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  2. Who didn’t see this coming? Trump and Rose are birds of a (delusional) feather.

    /grabs popcorn (and waits for Trump endorsement by John Rocker and Curt Schilling)

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      • A Trump nomination definitely falls into the be careful what you wish for category.

        By all conventional political measures Trump would lose a general election Goldwater style, but a national Trump campaign would probably be incredibly ugly, dangerously ugly. If what almost happened at the Trump rally in Chicago started happening in the heat of the final national campaign every other day all over the country, God knows what the outcome would be. Also consider the possibility that some idiot somewhere, any idiot anywhere, shoots a dozen people at a shopping mall after declaring their allegiance to ISIS on Facebook or whatever in the middle of October. Analyzing things Nate Silver style you might think that Trump would have a less than 10% chance of winning, but considering how unprecedented and dangerous the situation would be, I’d double or triple those odds.

        I’d prefer that Trump reach the convention with more delegates than anyone else but not a majority and that the nomination is given to the equally, but safely conventionally, odious Cruz, who loses by a hefty margin as disappointed Trump supporters crawl back under the rocks.

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        • Nate Silver also spent last fall explaining that it just wasn’t reasonable based on previous data that Trump had any shot at the nomination.

          Any analysis is only as good as how it happens to be working RIGHT NOW!

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        • The Genie is out of the bottle now my friend. The good part is that the Republican party implodes, the bad part is you’re going to have 20% of the population pissed that they can’t be openly vile after November. It’s gonna be bloody and heart breaking, but I am hoping we live through it.

          In anticipation, I have already started blocking friends and family on social media.

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        • If they take the nomination away from Trump in a brokered convention (and they will try their Goddamndest to make it Kasich), we’re going to see some pretty wild riots.

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  3. Other Trump supporters: Gary Busey, John Daly, Clay Buchholz, Mike Ditka, Hulk Hogan, Bob Knight, Pete Rose, Mike Tyson, Latrell Sprewell, John Rocker, Terrell Owens, Paul O’Neill, Tom Brady, Ann Coulter, Lou Dobbs, Tila Tequilla, Kid Rock, Wayne Newton, Ted Nugent, Paula Jones, Ben Carson, Johnny Damon, Robert Kraft, Sarah Palin, Chris Christie, Phyllis Schalafly, Joe Arpaio.

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    • So….basically no one important. I am sure that I wouldn’t have any of them watch my kids, I like people who self identify as morons, It just saves so much time not having to argue with their wrongful opinions.

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    • There’s exactly one person on that list who surprises me, and that’s only because I thought Kraft would have the decency to support a conventional Republican who wants to slash his taxes and control people’s lives (Kasich).

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  5. I was at UIC last Friday. Not inside, but outside and there was a WHOLE LOT more than just Bernie supporters out there protesting. Don’t believe the news BS and don’t believe Trump (of course). The resistance to Trump is HUGE, especially in places like Chitown. To say it’s only liberals or Bernie supporters out there is flatly wrong. The only thing that matches the unreasonable love of the Trump supporters for him is the feverish disdain toward him from the rest of us…and that is a big, albeit currently disjointed, group. As soon as that group finds a level of cohesion, Trump has no chance. Let’s hope that happens.

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