Peter Edward Rose was banned from baseball in August of 1989. Although his
records on the field demand admittance into the Major League Baseball Hall
of Fame, his post-banishment actions off the field have done everything but
support his case.
In this interview from The Howard Stern Show, Rose and his girlfriend
Kiana talk about their
sex life, gambling, and Pete's appearance in
Bruno's deleted scenes. Definitely not the Hit King at his finest,
but entertaining nevertheless.
The Reds completed a three game sweep of the Houston Astros on Thursday.
After victories from Aaron Harang and Mike Leake, Bronson Arroyo hurled 6
2/3 innings allowing two runs on six hits and received the third straight
win by a Reds starting pitcher. Joey Votto and Jay Bruce both homered while
the Reds' bullpen (Herrera, Lincoln, and Cordero) pitched scoreless ball.
Joey Votto described the Reds current success:
took us a little while to get there, considering how panicky it’s felt at
times. To get back to .500, it gives us the opportunity to put things in
perspective. It’s an up-and-down season. I hope we’re not going to get too
high right now. We’ve got a real tough series against St. Louis. I think St.
Louis will have a pretty good idea we’ve played well. They’re going to be
ready to play against us."
The St. Louis Cardinals have won five straight games, including a four game
sweep of the Atlanta Braves, and own the best record (15-7) in the National
League. The Cincinnati Reds (11-11) have won four games in a row and occupy
second place (four games behind the Cardinals) in the NL Central.
Chris Dickerson re-aggravated his ailing right wrist during the second
inning of Thursday's game. He will return to Cincinnati for an MRI exam and
will miss the St. Louis series. Both Dusty Baker and Walt Jocketty stated
that the Reds
will not play the Cardinals shorthanded. Currently the only Louisville
outfielder on the Reds' 40-man roster, Chris Heisey (.241, 13RBI), will
feasibly get the call. After a slow start to the season in Louisville,
Heisey has hit .298 over his last 11 games. Heisey can play all three
outfield positions and his speed could be used in the Reds' leadoff spot if
needed. Other AAA candidates would be Juan Francisco (.123, 3RBI) and Todd
Frazier (.173, 5RBI).
Chris Dickerson has been placed on the 15-day disabled list. Chris Heisey
(Reds' 2009 Minor League Player of the Year) has been promoted to the major
league club. Heisey will wear number 28.
The Reds begin a three game series against the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday
at Busch Stadium. Johnny Cueto (0-1, 5.73) will face Brad Penny (3-0, 0.94)
at 8:15 pm.