Pete Rose recently went to Cooperstown in upstate New York to film an episode of his upcoming reality TV show. His fiancée got choked up when baseball's career hits leader had to watch the Parade of Legends and other Hall of Fame festivities as just another face in the crowd.
Rose doesn't share Kiana Kim's disappointment in his continued banishment for betting on baseball, but he hopes he can provide a few lessons in patience to the rest of his sport's tarnished superstars.
"It doesn't matter how long it takes," Rose said last week. "I'm in no hurry, unless you know something I don't know. You just have to try to be a productive citizen and live your life, and hopefully someday somebody calls you and says, 'Hey, we want to give you a second chance.'"
The 71-year-old Rose says he's "a little sad" nobody was elected to the Hall of Fame this time around.
He claims he doesn't think much about his own ineligibility for the Hall during his everyday life with Kim, a onetime Playboy model, and her two children. Their reality show, premiering Monday on TLC, is a survey of their unusual life, titled "Pete Rose: Hits and Mrs." His life includes watching sports every night of the year, including three baseball games a day during the season -- but not waiting for the phone to ring.
ASSOCIATED PRESSThe 'Half' will rejoin CBS show's two men
CBS says all is forgiven with "Two and a Half Men" actor Angus T. Jones. The network's entertainment president, Nina Tassler, said the 19-year-old actor is expected back at work this week, apology accepted for his interview declaring the CBS comedy "filth" and "very inappropriate." Jones plays the "half" in the popular comedy, portraying actor Jon Cryer's son in the series. He made his remarks in an interview with a religious organization. Tassler said CBS and producers would like to see "Two and a Half Men" back for another season, although no deals have been reached with actors.
'DREAMS' DEAL COMES TRUE: They bought it, and now they hope even more people will come. An investor group led by an Illinois couple has completed its purchase of the famed "Field of Dreams" movie site in Iowa with plans to preserve it and build an adjacent baseball training and tournament complex. The 193-acre property includes the field and farmhouse made famous in the 1989 Kevin Costner baseball classic. Go the Distance Baseball LLC, which counts baseball Hall of Famer Wade Boggs among its investors, closed on the Dyersville, Iowa, property for $3.4 million plus interest in a controversial deal that was 2 1/2 years in the making.