The amount of words devoted to Pete Rose this week has been predictably overwhelming. I'm back to feeling ennervated by the whole thing. Buster Olney is just one of many to weigh in with his take (Rob Neyer also has a good column delineating the history of gambling in baseball), but my favorite bit comes from Rob Dibble, who played for Rose and remains an ardent supporter of the Hit King:
I was in the locker room, when we'd joke that if two cockroaches took off across the floor, Pete would bet on who'd make it first. And I was also on the field when Pete managed the Cincinnati Reds to countless wins.
As my cousin Jonah remarked, somehow, just somehow, I think we would find a way to count all those wins.