Wednesday’s Morning Mashup: Pete Rose advises suspended MLB players to ‘come forward’ and admit mistakes
|08.07.13 at 8:01 am ET|
WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Red Sox at Astros, 8:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Athletics at Reds, 12:30 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Dodgers at Cardinals, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Little League Baseball: New England Regional, New Hampshire vs. Rhode Island, 1 p.m. (NESN)
Little League Baseball: New England Regional, Massachusetts vs. Connecticut, 4 p.m. (NESN)
AROUND THE WEB:
♦ Pete Rose, who remains banned from baseball since his punishment for betting on games was instituted in 1989, offered some advice to the major leaguers suspended for their participation in the Biogenesis scandal.
“We have to get these people to understand that if you make mistakes, people will forgive you if you come forward,” Rose told USA Today. “Don’t do like I did. Don’t do like [Ryan] Braun did. Don’t do like [Alex Rodriguez] did.
“I wish I had come forward a long time ago. Some guys came forward, like [Jason] Giambi, like [Andy] Pettitte. And they went on with their lives. They’re playing and they’re making good money, and there’s no shadow upon them right now.”
Rose, who has kept in touch with A-Rod since meeting him in Las Vegas a few years ago, said he hopes the Yankees third baseman finishes the season strong so he can have “peace of mind.”
“He’s like the rest of us,” Rose said. “He’s made some major mistakes and he’s trying to go on with his life. He’s in a tough position, I think, with this appeal and with the lawyers telling to do this, do that.”
Baseball’s all-time hits leader said he has no problem with A-Rod playing while his case is appealed.
“It sounds to me like he thinks he got a lot more than Ryan Braun, and basically he might have done the same thing,” Rose said. “Baseball and the players’ association have rules. If you stay within the rules — which say that you can play while you’re appealing — I don’t see what anyone would be in arms about.”
♦ Suns forward Michael Beasley was arrested by police in Scottsdale, Ariz., early Tuesday after a substance believed to be marijuana was found in his car following a traffic stop. Beasley was released after being cited for investigation of one felony count each of marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Beasley admitted violating the NBA’s drug policy and entered a treatment facility in 2009. Two years later, while a member of the Timberwolves, he was cited for possessing marijuana after being stopped for speeding.
He promised that his marijuana problems were behind him when he signed a three-year, $18 million contract with the Suns last year.
“I realize 10 minutes of feeling good is not really worth putting my life and my career and my legacy in jeopardy, so I’m confident to say that that part of my career, that part of my life, is over and won’t be coming back,” he said then.
♦ Blackhawks pest Andrew Shaw got stitches in his face after he took a puck to the cheek during Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals against the Bruins. Now Shaw is auctioning off the stitches for charity.
For 10 days starting Aug. 15, fans can bid on the stitches, which come framed along with an autographed photo of Shaw. It’s part of an auction that benefits the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research.
ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Aug. 7, 2005, during a game against the Twins, knuckleballer Tim Wakefield surpassed the 2,000-innings mark during his Red Sox career. Which two Sox pitching legends reached the milestone before him?
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “No. Nobody. Not MLB. Not the Players Association. Nobody. They just threw it out there that I tested positive on this one list and that was it. Nothing. So I have to deal with that, and your mind is all over the place. And I’ve lived with it.” – Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, explaining that no one ever told him what caused his positive drug test in 2003
STAT OF THE DAY: 4 – Passed balls charged to Red Sox catcher Ryan Lavarnway in the first inning — tying a major league record — in Tuesday’s 15-10 victory over the Astros
‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Peyton and Eli Manning kick it old school in this rap commercial for DirectTV called “Football on Your Phone.”
A couple of Mormon missionaries — clad in their white collared shirts and ties and pants — put on a display in a pickup basketball game.
TRIVIA ANSWER: Roger Clemens and Cy Young
SOOTHING SOUNDS: B.J. Thomas was born on this day in 1942.
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