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Pete Rose has a MySpace page

Submitted by on December 22, 2008 – 7:53 AM21 Comments

And it's freakin' hideous.

I don't know why Pete ROSE of all goddamn people lives in Las Vegas, the gambling capital of North America, but if he's going to live there, and he's going to sign shit at Caesar's EVERY WEEKEND as he apparently does, could whoever's in charge of his crappalicious MySpace at least know HOW TO SPELL THE WORD "MEMORABILIA"?


update 2 PM: Rose's miscarriage of an internet presence fells Dock Ellis. (Okay, not really; he had cirrhosis. But I died a little when my dad pointed out "portfoilio." [facepalm])

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  • Margaret in CO says:

    Thank you. Shit like that makes me crazy.

    Were you friending Pete Rose?????

  • Amie says:

    When I was in Vegas in February, Pete Rose signing stuff at Caesar's was my only celebrity sighting. How sad.

  • floretbroccoli says:

    Funny thing is the top of the page loads, letter by letter, the name of the website's designer: S A R A B . . .

    So for a minute there, I thought this must be a joke.

  • Jennifer says:

    For a long time, Pete was the only celebrity I would see in Vegas also. Sometimes I'd go by that store just so I could say I saw someone famous. I've seen him there on weekdays… is he cutting back?

  • RJ says:

    The only things I remember about Pete Rose (not having grown up a baseball fan, later becoming a Yankees fan as an adult) are that when I was 8, a girl in my class was picked to interview him for the school newspaper, and she said he was very nice, and when I was in my late teens, I read about how he was supposedly desperately pushing his two young children into show business (the article implying that he was living vicariously through them).

    So… no great memories about him.

  • Tisha_ says:

    Does the person who created this site not realize that there's a photo section on the page where they could put ALL OF THOSE FREAKING PICTURES!? OMG!?

    That kind of crap drives me insane.

  • Zan says:

    The website is maintained by "Petes' personal asst." She obviously has trouble with punctuation as well as spelling.

  • ferretrick says:

    This website needs to be submitted for a daily sucker on

  • Deanna says:

    That makes me very, very sad.

  • Sarah D. Bunting says:

    @Zan: She could probably use a short course in career management as well. "What'd you do at work today, honey?" "Oh, you know. Ordered more 'Hit King' business cards for Mr. Rose."

    The internet's democratizing effect is not always a fortunate one.

  • Heather says:

    This page sucks a lemon, but really, I mostly feel really sad after seeing it, because of the photos of the "I'm sorry I bet on baseball — Pete Rose" balls. I don't know why it makes me so sad, but it really, really does. :(

  • Hollie says:

    Okay, maybe this means I spent too much time on the page (i.e., I actually scrolled down), but in the profile details, it lists "Cincinatti."

  • Maura says:

    "This page sucks a lemon, but really, I mostly feel really sad after seeing it, because of the photos of the "I'm sorry I bet on baseball — Pete Rose" balls. "

    Totally. Besides people just getting them to resell them, who would want that??

  • Margaret in CO says:

    "I'm sorry I bet on baseball " should be tattooed on his very own personal balls, IMHO.

    And ahem, Pete's assistant could be a guy, maybe. (Picturing some poor retired umpire in full gear at a laptop, cussing & spitting, hating his new job as Pete's assistant. Hee.)

  • Margaret in CO says:

    Ah, I see – unless Sara R Barros is a former umpire, my little scenario is wrong. Too bad, I kinda liked it!
    He has hella-merchandising though. Bobble-heads & jerseys & posters, oh my!

  • Kate says:

    I'm so sorry to do this, I don't want to be the trademark police, but I used to be one of Ceasars Entertainment's trademark lawyers (before they got bought-out by Harrah's). It's Ceasars Palace, no apostrophe.

    Yes I know it's wrong, but that's the trademark.

  • Yubi Shines says:

    Oh, jeez. Dude, Firefox has a spellchecker. Unless that doesn't work with MySpace… but *GOOGLE* will suggest the correct spelling if you hammer the word in. No excuses, man.

  • Emily says:

    The design is horribly mostly because of the side-scrolling. The poor spelling, terrible layout and pictures all over the place don't help either. But the side-scrolling! Aaaah!

    As for the content, quoting yourself more than once is pretty narcissistic unless you're writing an autobiography.

  • Emily says:

    Also, if you scroll way, waaaay down, you'll find a list of his fans. Michael Vick is one of them. Irony?

  • La BellaDonna says:

    @Kate, in the spirit of Tomato Nation, I'm guessing that it's Caesars and not Ceasars. I'm willing to send in at least a quarter if they want to start a fund to buy their very own apostrophe, YEESH. I never really thought of Vegas as a complete blight before; now I'm willing.

  • Sandman says:

    The Internets are, of course, based on the principle that "Yes, as a matter of fact, just because I can DOES mean I should", but still. Poor Sars. I don't want you to die, even a little, but, "portfoilio"? Hee.

    Just tell me where to send money, and I'll happily contribute to LaB's Great Apostrophe Acquisition Fund.

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