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Chiefs Express
04-26-2006, 09:26 PM
Pete was his typical unrepentant self when talking about his exclusion from baseball.

I rode from Dallas to Tulsa on a plane with him about 3 years ago. I had an opportunity to talk to him. Until that conversation I was all for him being in the HOF. After that talk I determined that he was not what anyone would want as a representative of anything. He was a complete asshole. (His wife did have a nice boob job though.)

chefsos
04-26-2006, 09:36 PM
a) I didn't see it.

b) Never met the man, either.

c) Pete's always been an asshole. It made him great when he played, but now it just makes him an asshole.

Rain Man
04-26-2006, 09:40 PM
Rose destroyed any potential argument that he had when he admitted in his stupid book that he had been lying about not betting. Pete Rose is a cheating idiot.

banyon
04-26-2006, 09:42 PM
Pete was his typical unrepentant self when talking about his exclusion from baseball.

I rode from Dallas to Tulsa on a plane with him about 3 years ago. I had an opportunity to talk to him. Until that conversation I was all for him being in the HOF. After that talk I determined that he was not what anyone would want as a representative of anything. He was a complete asshole. (His wife did have a nice boob job though.)

Wow, if you think he's an asshole, then he's got my vote for being in the HOF.

Is there anyone who you don't think is an asshole?

jspchief
04-26-2006, 09:42 PM
Rose destroyed any potential argument that he had when he admitted in his stupid book that he had been lying about not betting. Pete Rose is a cheating idiot.I'd trade 10 Barry Bonds and Mark McGwires for 1 Pete Rose.

Rain Man
04-26-2006, 09:44 PM
I'd trade 10 Barry Bonds and Mark McGwires for 1 Pete Rose.

What would you give for a Cal Ripken?

jspchief
04-26-2006, 09:48 PM
What would you give for a Cal Ripken?3 Sammy Sosas, a Roger Clemens, and a Jason Giambi

Chiefs Express
04-26-2006, 10:07 PM
Wow, if you think he's an asshole, then he's got my vote for being in the HOF.

Is there anyone who you don't think is an asshole?

I don't think that you even have the ability to read beyond Chiefs Express. It's a shame, you ruin more threads than I ever tried to divert.

Chiefs Express
04-26-2006, 10:11 PM
Rose destroyed any potential argument that he had when he admitted in his stupid book that he had been lying about not betting. Pete Rose is a cheating idiot.

When I was talking to Rose I (at the time I thought this) said that I felt that he should be in the HOF.

He said "If I were black and had killed a white woman and her boyfriend I'd be in the HOF now." Only he didn't use the word black.

I did the best I could not to tell him I thought he was an ass, he probably would have beat the shit out of me if I had. I walked away and filed Pete under 'unworthy to even be considered for the HOF ever'.

Rain Man
04-26-2006, 10:14 PM
Yikes. The O.J. diversion. An athlete's last resort.

Chiefs Express
04-26-2006, 10:33 PM
Yikes. The O.J. diversion. An athlete's last resort.

You don't know how sickening it was to hear that jerk talk.

He makes the people I refer to as assholes here seem OK.

'Hamas' Jenkins
04-26-2006, 10:35 PM
I'm just trying to imagine TomCash talking to Pete Rose...that's a hell of a sight in my mind's eye.

Chiefs Express
04-26-2006, 10:38 PM
I'm just trying to imagine TomCash talking to Pete Rose...that's a hell of a sight in my mind's eye.

Considering nobody here thinks you have a mind that would be quite a trick.

You need to get out of the convent more often.

Dinny Blues
04-26-2006, 10:59 PM
Tough call.

Should he be kept out because he's and idiot, liar, cheat, and generally unfit to have a beer with?

Should he be voted in for turning doubles into triples ending with the airborne headfirst slide while NOT doing steroids? I don't recall anyone in my lifetime playing the game harder than Rose.

It seems to me it's the player more than the man. They don't call it "The Hall Of Nice Guys."

Dinny

Rausch
04-26-2006, 11:04 PM
Tough call.

Should he be kept out because he's and idiot, liar, cheat, and generally unfit to have a beer with?


You've got me sold.

BTW, WTF have you been hiding?...

Psyko Tek
04-26-2006, 11:34 PM
I don't think that you even have the ability to read beyond Chiefs Express. It's a shame, you ruin more threads than I ever tried to divert.

but it does give him a hobby :thumb:

StcChief
04-27-2006, 07:00 AM
Tough call.

Should he be kept out because he's and idiot, liar, cheat, and generally unfit to have a beer with?

Should he be voted in for turning doubles into triples ending with the airborne headfirst slide while NOT doing steroids? I don't recall anyone in my lifetime playing the game harder than Rose.

It seems to me it's the player more than the man. They don't call it "The Hall Of Nice Guys."

Dinny

Agreed....Pete 'Charlie Hustle' Rose played the game as hard as anybody...Got the numbers to be in HOF.

Though he lied/cheated/gambled when managing...he's a bad guy.... :rolleyes:

Ty Cobb was a jerk too, but played the game hard, he his the numbers,
likely did some questionable things as well..... he's in the HOF.

Jerk or not Rose deserves HOF,

Maybe putting Steroid Bonds in HOF will get him in too... who knows.

Anything could happen but probably won't until after he is dead.
And the HOF committee has new members....

Ari Chi3fs
04-27-2006, 07:23 AM
Ty Cobb nearly murdered a Handicapped Heckler in the stands one day, a la Artest... Yet, he is in the Hall.

fan4ever
04-27-2006, 09:59 AM
A friend of mine ran the "Hanalai Hotel" in the Hotel Circle in San Diego which often hosted visiting professional teams since they are so close to Jack Murphy Stadium (Petco now). One night when the Reds were in town, my buddy Duke, the manager, gets a call at home at about midnight about a VIP raising hell in the bar, grabbing and fondeling waitresses, just being a rude asshole. Duke drove to work and showed up in the lounge with his two huge Somoan security guys. He walked up to Rose and told him if he didn't stop behaving like a jerk he'd be escorted out of the hotel. Rose said "Do you have any idea who I am asshole?" Duke said "I know perfectly well who you are. Do you see these two large men to my side? They have no idea, and more importantly wouldn't care." Duke said you could tell some of his players who were there were just loving it. He said after that, Petey was a good boy, finished his beer, stiffed the waitress and left. It was during his managing days.

Saulbadguy
04-27-2006, 10:00 AM
Pete Rose is the man.

Brock
04-27-2006, 10:03 AM
Pete Rose must die in disgrace.

ChiefFripp
04-27-2006, 10:09 AM
Let him in, the HOF has too many other douchebags to fairly exclude Rose.

FAX
04-27-2006, 10:12 AM
MLB might as well re-name it the Hall Of Junkies eventually.

Pete Rose has gotten the shaft from MLB. As have the fans.

FAX

Hydrae
04-27-2006, 10:53 AM
I don't care how many asteriks you need to put next to his bust, Pete deserves to be in the Hall for what he did on the field as a player. Period.

fan4ever
04-27-2006, 12:47 PM
I don't care how many asteriks you need to put next to his bust, Pete deserves to be in the Hall for what he did on the field as a player. Period.

And he would be if he showed 10 seconds of authentic regret for what he did. It's not his "crime" that's keeping him out, it's his arrogance. I don't feel the least bit sorry for the guy. We'll all remember his accomplishments on the field; it's not like they're pulling his records off the state sheets. Hell, this whole controversy has kept him in the limelight much longer than any induction would have. IMO the hall of fame is for those who achieved greatness on the field and were ambassadors sport. I know there are those inducted who may not belong under that criteria, but this guy can't muster even the least bit of humility to do himself the favor.

Odd how much he's like the man who's record he surpassed.

Cormac
04-27-2006, 03:03 PM
Is it too much to ask that the HOF be reserved for players who were both great athletes and (at least) reasonable citizens off the field? Why is this even a debate? The very thought of putting a liar and a cheat in his sports Hall of Fame should be as ridiculous as it sounds. Rose still has his trophies, rings, gold gloves, highlight reels, record sheets and all that other crap. He has paid one price for the way he thoroughly undermined the sport that he owes everything to....he's not getting in the HOF. A pretty small price to pay for being a gaping asshole.