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Pete Rose in 1989 (Photo by Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

Rick Wolff: How I Was Hustled By Charlie Hustle

The year was 1989, and I was serving as the editor on Pete Rose’s forthcoming autobiography. But then, as the the manuscript was coming into final form, he was accused of gambling on games.

03/11/2014

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Top 10 Sports Figures Who Should Have Kept Their Mouths Shut In 2013

As 2013 draws to a close, let’s take a look back at the top 10 figures in the sporting world who would have been far better off avoiding Twitter, taking the high road, or playing the quiet game

12/24/2013

Chase Utley of the Philadelphia Phillies is tagged out during a home-plate collision with Dioner Navarro of the Chicago Cubs at Citizens Bank Park on August 7, 2013. (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)

Yer Out! MLB Plans To Ban Home Plate Collisions

Major League Baseball said Wednesday it intends to eliminate home plate collisions by 2015 at the latest. Not everyone is pleased.

12/12/2013

David Ross #3 of the Boston Red Sox is out at home by Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers in the second inning of Game 5 of the American League Championship Series. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Pete Rose Slams MLB’s Decision To Eliminate Home Plate Collisions

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson, chairman of the rules committee, made the announcement Wednesday at the winter meetings. Player safety and concern over concussions were major factors in the decision.

12/11/2013

Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees acknowledges fans after his 4,000th career hit.  (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Ichiro Joins Rare Company, Reaches Incredible Feat With 4,000th Hit

Suzuki’s teammates streamed out of the dugout and surrounded him at first base, Curtis Granderson giving him the first hug. A grinning Suzuki then faced the cheering fans and bowed, doffing his helmet.

08/22/2013

Pete Rose (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Pete Rose: I Should Have Picked Alcohol, Drugs Or Beating My Wife

“And to be honest with you, I picked the wrong vice,” Rose said. “I should have picked alcohol. I should have picked drugs or I should have picked beating up my wife or girlfriend because if you do those three, you get a second chance.”

08/12/2013

Pete Rose (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Pete Rose On A-Rod, PED Bans: Admit It And Be Forgiven

Pete Rose admitted in 2004 to betting on baseball after nearly 15 years of denials. He says players wrapped up in scandal shouldn’t follow his lead.

08/07/2013

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

A-Rod’s Rise And Fall Is Water-Cooler Discussion Across America

Monday’s decision by baseball Commissioner Bud Selig will define A-Rod’s career, overshadowing his 647 home runs.

08/03/2013

Pete Rose (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

A-Rod Awaits MLB’s Verdict, Pete Rose Keeps Waiting For Second Chance

“It’s like I’m Al Capone or something,” Rose said. “But guys are starting to come back to my side now because they see what is happening in baseball. Guys are doing things that alter records and they get 65 games. I got 24 years.”

08/03/2013

Alex Rodriguez (Photo credit should read Scott Nelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Hartnett: A-Rod Could Have Been King, Instead Leaves Behind Shattered Legacy

No one is shedding a tear for A-Rod. Whether he misses 150 games or two seasons, engages himself in a long, bitter legal fight or finds himself with a Pete Rose-like lifetime ban, it doesn’t matter. His reputation cannot be restored.

08/02/2013

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Keidel: We Shouldn’t Be Angry About A-Rod’s Money, But Rather His Lies

We aren’t angry at A-Rod because he makes the most money, but because he told the most lies. His montage of malfeasance is galling even by our subterranean standards.

08/01/2013

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) and Ryan Braun (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Keidel: Will The PED Era Ever End? Don’t Count On It

Remember when BALCO fell like the Roman Empire? Somewhere in the ashes, we assumed that a fatal blow was struck against dopers and dealers. We thought that the eye of the steroid storm had drifted off to the sea of history. How’s that going?

07/25/2013

Pete Rose (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Listing The All-Time MLB Leaders

For this installment of By The Numbers, I thought I would take a look at the all-time hitting and pitching leaders, just to get a feel for some of the numbers.

06/26/2013

Derek Jeter (credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images), Pete Rose (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Hits Record? Derek Jeter’s Slim Chance To Catch Pete Rose Is Gone

It was nice to think about, but it’s a safe bet that Pete Rose will remain the all-time hits leader. Now you know what Rose meant when he said the first 3,000 were the easy ones.

04/22/2013

Pete Rose (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Whose Record? Topps Scrubs Pete Rose From Baseball Cards

We all know Rose is banned from baseball. Apparently that came with a banishment from Topps baseball cards.

02/13/2013

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