The practical joke that changed baseball history
April 28, 2020 9:27 AM   Subscribe

How a Boston sports radio prank led to Pete Rose being banned from baseball.
posted by Chrysostom (8 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
It's a good story, but my guess is that Rose would have been on the short lists of Red's managers even without the prank.  It was only a matter of time before it all came crashing down.
posted by jmauro at 10:01 AM on April 28 [2 favorites]


I was an eight-year-old Ohioan in 1988, and I now live in New England. So this just reinforces my hatred of Boston.
posted by kevinbelt at 10:46 AM on April 28 [3 favorites]


This chain of events is vaguely reminiscent of how Jeri Ryan, the actress who portrayed Seven of Nine on "Star Trek: Voyager", was (partly) responsible for the election of the first black president of the United States.
posted by mhum at 12:38 PM on April 28 [7 favorites]


You never know where the dominoes are going to fall.
posted by jenfullmoon at 4:07 PM on April 28


This is all very inside baseball.
posted by wilko at 5:10 PM on April 28 [2 favorites]


I love this so much, if only to remember how awful Marge Schott was, but then you realize that the lawyer who investigated Pete Rose was none other than Donald Trump advisor/lawyer John Dowd!

Also, sorry, kevinbelt, but that's what you get for 1975.
posted by wpgr at 5:30 PM on April 28


Put him in the Hall, already.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 11:17 PM on April 28


This chain of events is vaguely reminiscent of how Jeri Ryan, the actress who portrayed Seven of Nine on "Star Trek: Voyager", was (partly) responsible for the election of the first black president of the United States.

I remember reading the leaked divorce papers back in the day. Jack Ryan was a real piece of shit to her. Really glad she got "Fuck You Money" out of the divorce and we got Obama.
posted by mikelieman at 4:06 AM on April 29 [5 favorites]


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