These Kids Today
Pete

These Kids Today

A few weeks ago, the Reds inducted Pete Rose into the Reds Hall of Fame and retired his #14 jersey. It was, at last, an MLB-sanctioned chance for Cincinnati to celebrate and honor their troubled favorite son. It also provided an opportunity for a beleaguered manager and a sentimental newspaperman to look at baseball through. . … Continue reading

#14Forever
Big Red Machine / Pete / Reds Hall of Fame

#14Forever

This submission is from reader Todd McDorman. With this post, I think we’ve probably run the gamut of opinions on the Hit King. The raucous capacity crowd greeted their favorite son with a hero’s welcome. The adulation continued for minutes. First, for the anniversary of the returning 1976 World Championship team. Then, for the retirement … Continue reading

On Pete
Big Red Machine / Pete

On Pete

Earlier this week, we had a couple of interesting takes on Pete Rose here at Redleg Nation. Check out Art Bidwell’s piece on The Paradoxical King, and Wesley Jenkins’ look at Rose from the perspective of someone who never saw him play. Both are worth a read, and I encourage you to check them out. … Continue reading

More Thorn than Rose: Pete’s (Ir)Relevance to the New Generation
2016 Reds / Pete

More Thorn than Rose: Pete’s (Ir)Relevance to the New Generation

With the ever-controversial Pete Rose’s induction into the Reds Hall of Fame last weekend, I wanted to write a hot take on the young fan’s perspective of Charlie Hustle. It would be captivating, uncompromising, and maybe a bit risque, but then…I came up with nothing. Everything vitriolic that fans and writers have wanted to say about Rose … Continue reading

The Records Fall
Pete

The Records Fall

Sometime this week, or maybe the next, Ichiro Suzuki of the Miami Marlins will break Pete Rose’s hallowed record for most career hits. Before you get excited, there are caveats to that, of course. Ichiro only breaks the record if you include the 1278 he got while playing in Japan. And, if you’re going to … Continue reading

A win for Reds fans
Pete

A win for Reds fans

The announcement that Pete Rose would be inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame came out of nowhere. It makes sense. It’s the right thing to do. And it was led by Reds Owner Bob Castellini. Castellini sometimes let’s his loyalty to those who work for him betray him. But he’s always had his … Continue reading