Same old story from Rose 

February, 7, 2008
02/07/08
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Reading the latest Pete Rose interview, don't you wish a few writers could just agree to use the same quotes every few weeks, as if new? It sure would save my colleagues some time. To wit:

"The strange thing about my case is, I seem to be the only guy from America that can't get a second chance," Rose added. "It's sad to say this, but if I had been on drugs, I'd have gotten a second chance, if I had been an alcoholic, I'd have gotten a second chance, if I had been a spousal beater, I'd have gotten a second chance, but I chose the vice that baseball just can't stand, gambling."

Rose questions whether what he did was as serious as the damage those accused of taking steroids have done to the game of baseball.

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