View Full Version : Pete Rose Continues to Shoot Himself in the Foot

07-31-2005, 04:10 PM
I was reading this story on Yahoo about Boggs & Sandberg going into the baseball HOF today -I went the year George Brett was inducted. Right down the street about a block or so, Pete Rose has his name on a baseball memorabelia store. Kind of like the bastard child of the HOF. This clip today from the Yahoo story:

"Pete Rose, ineligible for the Hall of Fame because of his lifetime ban from baseball for gambling, originally was scheduled to appear at Pete Rose Ballpark Collectibles to sign autographs. However, within the last week the sign above the front of the store, located a little over a block away from the Hall of Fame on Main Street, was taken down and Rose never appeared.

Andrew Vilacky, owner of the store and a close friend and business associate of Rose, has pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of felony tax fraud for his part in a scheme that authorities said bilked the U.S. and New York state governments of nearly $3 million in fraudulent tax refunds between 1997 and 2001. Vilacky is scheduled to be sentenced in October and could face up to five years in prison."

When's the guy gonna learn that if you surround yourself with garbage, eventually you're gonnna reek?