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