The TLC reality show "Hits And Mrs.", which premiered last night, I feel is nothing more than a way for Rose to reach out to a broader audience to try to get into the hall. After watching both new episodes, totaling near 43 minutes after taking out commercials, Rose talks about wanting to go into the Hall eight times. It wasn't much of a reality show as it was more of him trying to show his hurt from being thrown out of baseball and his love of the game. Then half the second episode is Pete talking to 8 year olds like they are salty veteran ballplayers. Finally, throw in the extreme, he is engaged to a woman model over half his age.
In the past two years we have seen a huge boom in Pete Rose Leaf products popping up everywhere, to even include almost all retail stores. Rose who is 71 may be trying to show his soft side around the same time many of the steroid era players hit the ballots. Rose cleverly states in his show that he earned all of his hits and didn't bet till after he was a player. He also points out he lives in Las Vegas, but don't worry America, he no longer gambles.
Will I watch the last four shows, sure I will. I will just mute my TV and watch because of his model finance.