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Pete Rose is optimistic about reinstatement

June 16, 2014
INDIANA SPORTS PAGE



Pete Rose's mind is spinning, his imagination unchecked, just hours before stepping onto the field Monday night as manager for the first time in 25 years. Sure, this is nothing more than a publicity stunt, serving as the unofficial manager of the Bridgeport (Conn.) Bluefish of the Independent Atlantic League. Rose will actually be standing in the third-base coach's box, so the fans can see him, instead of actually managing the team on the bench.

"You think I want to be standing in the third-base box with some 240-pound guy swinging at the plate?'' Rose tells USA TODAY Sports. "I don't want this guy hitting a rocket and killing me out there. Where I really want to be is on the bench.

READ MORE: http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/baseball/2014/06/15/pete-rose-is-optimistic-about-reinstatement/10562267/


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