”What are they going to do next, you can’t break up a double play?” Peter Rose said in a telephone interview, after MLB announced its “no plate collision” plan Wednesday.
“Now you’re not allowed to try to be safe at home plate?’–’What’s the game coming to?” asked convicted Category One, Level 11 felon, Charlie The Hustler.
Peter Rose–the shameless self-promoter– and his fellow morons believe that eliminating collisions at home plate is a bad idea. Really?
Pete, are you proud that you put a full body block on a defenseless Ray Fosse in the 1970 All-Star game?
If you are, then you are not only a convicted felon, but also a coward and a bully.
Some moron fan on the radio said “It’s one of the best plays in baseball.” Really?
Then why don’t you, Mr. Fearless Fan and Pete hustle in down to the park and take a few throws from the outfield at the plate and see how it feels to be in a defenseless position and get smacked down by a runner who should have slid into the plate?
Of all people, Pete Rose, who thinks like a victim of several brain concussions, is coming out in favor of injuring other players?
Anyone who says he is a fan of baseball, but is in favor of allowing football and hockey moves to defame the game, should attend those contact sports and look into a subscription to Cage Death Battles magazine. Maybe even attend a few “no rules, no mercy” cage fighting events; if your wife will let you.
Fans who understand and appreciate the game of baseball will welcome a rule that will penalize a runner for intentionally injuring a catcher on a play at the plate. Fans of the game of baseball do not like it when any player, on any team, is injured, especially intentionally.
The brain dead ask:
‘What are they going to do next, you can’t break up a double play?”
This is an example of disparagement by hyperbole.
This is the same logic that applies to the Gay marriage issue. If we allow same sex humans to become legally married, what’s next? Animals marrying? Wallaby Weddings? Hog Hitchings?
Rose admitted to betting on MLB games, when he was Manager of the Reds, but claims he never bet against his own team.
What were you going to do next, Pete, bet against your own team?
What were you going to do next, Pete, manipulate the game so that your team lost?
For Mr. Rose and his moron cohort, the answer is that there are already rules for runner interference at Second base, as well as rules for fielder interference. These rules were in effect when Pete played professional baseball for 33 years.
Did Pete Rose oppose the requirement to wear batting helmets?
A review of the infamous collision at the plate in the 1970 All-Star Game, shows that Rose could had plenty of time to slide around the catcher; instead he lowered his shoulder for the last four strides and threw a vicious body block into Ray Fosse, who is looking at the Left-fielder’s throw.
Rose’s aggressive move would have been perfect on the boards of an NHL game, or as a down-field block for a running team mate in the NFL.
In baseball, Rose’s move is chickenshit.
If Rose had made the same move on a person off the field, say a bookie that refused to pay off, he could be charged with aggravated assault, which constitutes a felony in all states. As an ex-con, Rose would probably get prison time for aggravated assault.
Most fans do not know what went on after Rose crashed into Ray Fosse. Allegedly, Rose had a “problem” with Fosse, an old grudge, and he took this chance to get even.
On the video, it appears that Rose goes over to check on Fosse, but the player leaning into Rose was Giants’ catcher Dick Dietz) who was allegedly holding Rose back from going after Fosse.
It is a fact that “Charlie Hustle” spit on Fosse.
The testimony to the spitting is provided by Mr. Pete Rose himself. Hustling for a few extra bucks at a card show, Rose discusses the play with two ass-kissing sycophants and, just at the end of the video [0:45] he says: “So, I spit on him!” [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3_-28IMOh4]
Despite his aggravated assault on Fosse in 1970, I still support Pete Rose for Hall of Fame induction, because, while he was a player, he earned his most hits record; he admitted to gambling, when he was a manager and served his time.
Let’s hear from HOF catcher and former team mate of Rose on the Big Red Machine, Johnny Bench:
The collision I had in 75 with Gary Matthews in April crushed the AC joint and I had 6 cortisone shots every 3 weeks.
So, Pete Rose:
Baseball Hall of Fame: YES
Human Being Hall of Shame: YES
And, at Cooperstown, show the videos of Pete smacking line drives from his crouch stance and Pete running to First after walks, and Peter making great defensive plays.
Let’s show that “Hits Happen” and not that “Shit Happens” in the game of baseball.
Don’t run the video of the infamous collision; it honors ugly thuggery and denigrates this wonderful game, where force under pressure must always be under control to result in grace and elegance.
Ryan Freel had CTE when he committed suicide
December 16, 2013 by Bill Chuck
For those of you who question banning catcher collisions, I bring you the case of Ryan Freel.
Freel committed suicide last December, leaving behind a wife and three daughters, and yesterday we learned that his family was told this past week that Freel was suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Freel is the first baseball player to have his brain studied by the Boston University Center for the Study of Traumatic Ecephalopathy and the first to be diagnosed with the disease and they shared their diagnosis with the family and Major League Baseball last week at the Major League Baseball Winter Meetings.
The story, broken by Justin Barney in the Florida Times-Union, confirmed that the 36-year old Freel was suffering from Stage II CTE when he committed suicide on Dec. 22, 2012. Freel,retired in 2010 after eight-years in the majors most notably with the Reds, was reported to have suffered “nine or 10” concussions in his career.
In Barney’s article he points out that Freel’s career included a spate of well-documented head injuries, and later on, erratic behavior that was symptomatic of CTE and struggled with depression and anxiety and had been diagnosed with adult attention deficit disorder. Numerous friends and family said that they saw a pronounced mental decline in Freel over the final years of his life.
The findings on Freel will be published in a medical journal early next year.