Pete Rose or his likeness has not appeared on his own Topps card since Major League Baseball banned him in 1989.
Topps who holds the exclusive rights to produce MLB-licensed trading cards, has removed all references to Pete Rose on their cards starting with the release of 2013 Topps Series One.
The cards feature a “career chase” blurb on the back, indicating how far away players are from certain career milestones.
This is AJ Pierzynski’s card. No mention that Rose holds that record.
Look on Parnell’s card, Jesse Orosco is mentioned as the record holder for games pitched??
No mention of Charlie Hustle.. It’s not an error on Pierzynski’s card, as every other card where hits are mentioned in the Career Chase features no mention of Rose.
Topps said the omission was a “simple decision”.
Something I thought interesting… Rose is not be cited as the all-time hits king, however..Steriod monster Barry Bonds is referenced on the cards as the all-time home run king…Doesn’t seem fair to me.
Pete’s 71 now..and goes out multiple times a week to sign autographs to support his family. You don’t make a living by signing your autograph if folks dont love you.
It’s obvious that some folks in baseball don’t care for Pete…But it’s not hard to tell Pete still loves baseball.
I’m “D” the Ranter…
Hunter and I met Pete Rose at an Office Depot in Westminster Colorado about 10 years ago and we both got to shake his hand. To this day it’s still one of my favorite memories.
Sorry Pete…The noose is a whole lot looser if you were a juicer…”D”
Alternate titles for this entry were: Rose hosed and Bud’s a dud.
The world has a way of keeping you in check. I was getting to a point where things were leveling out for me and life was getting somewhat(dare I say it) routine.
Ranter’s definition of routine = A place for everything and everything in it’s place. Following the same schedule with nothing too pending or pressing.
Mostly it means…. No
I enjoy routine. I live for routine. I wish I could plan out the rest of my life and just follow that pre-designed blueprint.
Avoiding life’s speed bumps so to speak.
But things never quite roll that way do they? Life in general seems to be a series of lessons, tests, challenges or whatever you choose to call them. That has to be it because my search for “Routine” is interrupted by a continious flow of “WTF now”, and other things that prohibit me from achieiving my sacred “Routine“.
I know as your reading this you know exactly what I’m talking about as it relates to yourself and your own situation.
Stuff like that gets me thinking that maybe that’s what a person’s life force is all about. It’s what gets you up in the morning so you can accomplish the next thing on your list and it’s what keeps you alive another day so you can pay off more of your debt or solve one more of life’s dilemmas.
Don’t try and analyze the above, it’s a personal vent and lets leave it at that.
All is good and I’m still living the dream, guess I just need more sleep 🙂
Rockies vs Mets Game 2
Ouch, the second Rockies/Mets loss hurt. Don’t worry Rockies fans, the last two games were only a minor stumbling block. I mean come on,… it takes at least two days just to get used to being on the east coast.
Remember the air is thick and smells different there.
Expect a win tonight as the Rockies adjust to their surroundings and they remember who they are and realize it doesn’t matter where they’re playing.
When you look over, it’s just the Mets in the other dugout and we’re a better team this year.
When Hank Aaron Speaks Bud Selig listens?
I dislike the fact that that writers get to vote on who is elected to the Hall of Fame. There’s way too much of their personal opinion involved in the decisions.
The decision should be easy. There really is no need for a vote. If a player has earned the right (statistically) to be in the Hall of Fame then he should be there.
Either the human factor needs to be taken out of the Hall of Fame vote or the out of touch voters need to be more human. Everyone f*cks up and I’m sure each of the writers voting have a ghost or two in their own personal closet.
When it comes time for the vote I don’t care what “the chosen” baseball writers think about Pete personally and why in “their opinion” Pete doesn’t deserve to be there.
Statistically Pete deserves to be there and there should be nothing more to it. The same goes for all players who have the career statistics good enough to make the Hall of Fame.
Do any of you remember the intensity that Pete played with? He was baseball at that time.
I can’t say for sure but the Hall of Fame probably has one or two cheaters in it and it’s quite possible one or two of our sacred players has a criminal record. On that line of thinking the Hall of Fame could possibly have a player inside it’s walls that used PED’s.
What if a player did something horrible after he was elected to the Hall of Fame? Could he then be banned?
Yes even “Elway the Pug” thinks Barry Bonds oversize mug and Pete’s hair plugged head should be hanging up in Cooperstown. Then as we gaze at his likeness and read his lifetime stats I can tell my kids/grandkids the real story of Barry Bonds and Pete Rose let them decide how they feel about lying, betting and PED’s in general.
If a group of seasoned writers are the ones who make the ultimate decision of our baseball history, then let the writers vote only on a players baseball accomplishments and let we the public decide how to tell the rest story.
Yeah Pete’s a lying, gambling dooze bag. I’m sure a lot of the fellas who are currently in the Hall of Fame are as*holes too if you asked some of the fellas they played with or against.
Bud Selig is a relic and out of touch with modern baseball. He either needs to step down (preferably), or relinquish some or all of his totalitarian baseball authority.
Both of our countries Kings are dead now and baseball sure doesn’t need one.
On a lighter note, I’ve been having fun with my camera.
Go Rockies, two out of four would be fine…D
His ERA for last season was 4.53, with a lifetime average of 4.55.
This dude supposedly has a hell of a sinker when it’s working. I hope so, that’s a chunk of change for a pitcher. On the plus side, this guy has been on teams that have made the postseaon for the last eight years.
Experience is good. I wonder, does that mean Tim Redding is out of the question now? I was bucking for this guy.
Thanks to everyone who commented about who their favorite current player is. I never actually told you who my favorites are. If you read this blog regularly you know who my favorite Rockies player is. It’s Todd Helton.
But, right up there for me are Ryan Spilborghs and Chris Iannetta. Ryan because he carries himself exactly as I would (you’ve got to make things fun and he does), and I think he will do a lot more for the Rockies when he’s a starter.
I can’t say that about many other Rockies starters.
You know I’ll be giving it my best. It’s not often you have all of the players and fans there at once with this kind of open atmosphere.
I’m sure they will have some setup where only two players are signing at a time and the line will be crazy long. Then they’ll change out the players just before I get up to the booth.
Oh wait, I was thinking of the 2008 Broncos Fan Fair. Sorry, I’ll be attending the Rockies Fest with no preconceived notions about anything. I can always hope…D
My favorite player of all-time that I’ve actually seen is Reggie Jackson. It’s Reggie because I had a chance to see him play when I was a kid once. To be honest, the 1977 World Series is the first WS that I remember.
My Favorite player of all-time who I haven’t seen play is hands down Pete Rose. Don’t try and bash him on this blog, it’s not going to happen.