Pete Rose’s Crazy Stories on Live TV Send Broadcasters Running Scared

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MLB legend Pete Rose had a day to remember on Sunday: making his grand return to Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies, after a 30-year break since his last visit.

The Phillies invited the 81-year-old Rose to visit Citizens Bank on Sunday as part of a ceremony meant to commemorate the 1980 championship Phillies team. Rose played for the Phillies from 1979 to 1983.

Despite facing a slew of negative headlines regarding his return, which mainly focused on accusations of statutory rape from more than 55 years ago, Rose gladly took a broadcaster’s mic to talk over his beloved game.

Feeling the energy of the special occasion, Rose started to veer into storytelling that some may find too mature for live television.

One of his stories had his fellow broadcasters on the edges of their seats, but not for the best reason.


It didn’t take long for the broadcast booth to nudge Rose on the oversight of the FCC …

Even with the negative backlash of the allegations, Rose received a warm welcome from the fans as he walked onto the field.

Written by Alejandro Avila

Alejandro Avila lives in Southern California and previously covered news for the LA Football Network. Jeopardy expert and grumpy sports fan that has watched every movie.


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  1. The fact that Pete has admitted to being a tax cheat and raping underage girls (I like how people always note that it’s “statutory” rape – as if there are good kinds of rape), and was proven to have bet on baseball, including while still a player, but there are still lots of fans who just love ol’ Pete to death astonishes me. What exactly would Pete have to do for his fanboys to finally write him off? I’m thinking even murder wouldn’t be enough. “But he played with such passion!”

    • Yeah, sure, he raped a few young girls – but man, did you see how many hits he got? No manager but Pete Rose would have kept playing Pete Rose when he was hitting .200 just so he could get a record.

      What a knucklehead …

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