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SIUSLAW NEWS ❚ FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2015
a different spectacle altogether
with Alex Rodriguez and Pete
For Rodriguez, his is a
series-by-series walk of shame.
With every legendary name he
passes in the record book —
Roberto Clemente, Willie
Mays, Frank Robinson — it
becomes more and more appar-
ent that what you are watching
is not some great sporting feat,
but rather an asterisk in action.
His name will never be
enshrined in Cooperstown, and
although he is the greatest
5. Smoke inside vehicles or
in areas cleared at least four
square feet wide
Yankee third baseman of all-
time in terms of statistics, his
face will never adorn a monu-
ment out in center field.
What you are seeing with A-
Rod is how a fan base is willing
to forgive a player of his past
sins as long as he can still hit,
and for everyone else he is still
good enough to be a worth-
His career will be over soon,
and he will fade into history
quicker than most people
would have you believe. There
are enough highlights to fill the
reels many times over in the
baseball archives. His feats will
not be missed.
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The reason why people sus-
pect we may be talking about
Rodriguez is largely due to Pete
Rose — Charlie Hustle —
the guy who bowled over Ray
Fosse in an All-Star Game in
order to score a measly run in
an exhibition; the guy who slid
head first, and played any posi-
tion you told him to play with-
out complaint. Rose ... the last
of the old-time baseball play-
ers, the link to the 1960s for the
‘80s generation, the last player-
manager and the game’s all-
time hits leader.
Rose ... the guy who is
banned from baseball for bet-
ting on its games.
Rodriguez won’t be banned
from the game. He’ll still come
back to old-timers’ games. So
will Roger Clemens and Barry
Bonds. Mark McGwire will
still be a coach in the league.
Rose, however, will always
be the guy on the outside of the
fence, desperate and longing
for one brief glimpse of what
lies on the other side. No other
disgraced athlete has captured
our imagination in much the
same way as Rose, and there
have been plenty of disgraceful
No, it’s Rose’s lifelong cam-
paign to end his lifelong ban
that keeps him alive in our
Rose will be allowed to par-
ticipate in the All-Star
Weekend this season, and as in
every other year, there will be
talk about lifting the ban so he
can enter the Hall of Fame.
Rose will point at A-Rod and
the dopers of the game and say
his crime wasn’t any worse,
and he will try again for rein-
statement to the game he loves.
Don’t bet on it, Pete.
If it was any other game,
you’d have that shot, but base-
ball keeps two sets of books;
and you’ll always be in the
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