Friday, August 3, 2007

pray for Pete

Pete Rose: a great ballplayer, a fine manager...and an amazingly blind human being.

In yesterday's (Cincinnati) Enquirer, Peter Bronson described Pete's speech at a U.S. Army/Reds Legend baseball camp last week. Off-color language (including an F-bomb), bizarre stories (seeing Joe DiMaggio naked), unfortunate counsel (you're a loser if you don't win) and indiscreet references (more discussion about gambling).

His post-baseball life has been almost pure caricature-- and he could have been the model for a character in C.S. Lewis' The Great Divorce. Brutal...That said: there, but for the grace of God, go I (except I can't hit a baseball that well).


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