Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Pete Rose returned to baseball for one day Monday as the manager of the Bluefish, an independent minor league team in the Atlantic League. Rose, 73, last managed in 1989 as the skipper of the Cincinnati Reds. He stepped down when he agreed to a lifetime ban from Major League Baseball for betting on the sport. The Bluefish job was possible because the team has no Major League affiliation. "If I'm ever reinstated, I won't need a third chance," he said. "Believe me."

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i bet you a thousand bucks he eventually gets fired...

#1 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-06-17 10:40 AM | Reply | Flag:

I'll likewise bet that he makes it into the Hall of Fame.

#2 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2014-06-17 12:18 PM | Reply | Flag:

Greatest ballplayer I ever saw, even on a team that had Johnny Bench and Joe Morgan, and for an organization that later had the fantastic Eric Davis and Barry Larkin. If HOF player Mike Schmidt says Pete made him a better player, what more need be said?

#3 | Posted by catdog at 2014-06-17 12:23 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Greatest ballplayer I ever saw"

flag: saw that underwear ad he did back in the 70s.

#4 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-06-17 12:25 PM | Reply | Flag:

the best player i ever saw play was cal ripken. i was only ten years old when i saw him, but so what?

the orioles beat the jays 23-1 that day. ripken had a single off of roy halladay, back when halladay was absolutely horrible. it was awesome. everytime cal came to the plate he got a standing o.

#5 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-06-17 12:38 PM | Reply | Flag:

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