The day Pete Rose proved he does not belong in baseball. Or anywhere in public.
Pete Rose is introduced during Sunday's ceremony, Aug. 7, 2022, in Philadelphia. - JOSE F. MORENO/The Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS

If there is one compliment that you can give Pete Rose without feeling the need to rinse your soul out with Listerine, it is that he has consistently kept the world informed about how unattractive a human being he really is. There are plenty of celebrities who act one way in public and another in private. Rose? He’s never paid much attention to his surroundings. From his infamous on-field push of umpire Dave Pallone to his long list of off-the-field transgressions (illegal gambling, tax evasion, etc.), Rose has always made it perfectly clear to anybody with an ethical pulse that he was, is, an...