I really, really enjoy "Pete Rose: Hits and Mrs." over on TLC. I know. But I can't help it.
This past week's episode, had "The Hit King" and his family (fiance Kiana Kim and her two kids, Cassie and Ashton) traveling to Cooperstown for last year's Hall of Fame Induction weekend.
The family visited the museum, Rose did not. Sure, the thing was clearly staged. What reality show isn't?
But, the pain that Rose shows when talking about his banishment from baseball is, I believe, real. The love the man still has for baseball is evident and, I'll say it, if this show is a stepping stone to get him back into the game and, ultimately, the Hall of Fame...I'm all for it.
Oh, and in case you're wondering...the "Sh*t King" reference isn't an insult. Dude referred to himself as such.