Being ... Pete Rose
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Should Pete Rose be in the Hall of Fame? Johnnie Cochran and Alan Dershowitz will argue for and against the case during ESPN's mock trial Thursday at 7 p.m. ET, but there's one more question: What does Rose think? Page 2 goes inside the brain of the Hit King:


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"I'd better be reinstated. I've already sold the cap space on my Hall of Fame plaque to an offshore casino."

"People would really feel sorry for me if they only knew I'd been reduced to wearing the Bratwurst costume to make some money."

"Even if this Hall of Fame thing doesn't work out, I'd still like to manage again. Las Vegas still has a shot at the Expos, right?"

"Marge and I were both misunderstood souls. I'll always remember those talks we had while shaving our mustaches."

"I wonder if it's too late to double-down on Pete Jr.'s baseball career going in the tank."

"Bud's got to let me back in the game. I mean, it's not like I lied to Congress or anything."

"I still think Giamatti said I'd be tanned for life, not banned for life."