April 16, 2015
Here’s the increasingly doughy Pete Rose in his latest commercial.
I’m worried. Why can’t Pete be in the hall? Is he going to get lost? Wander upstairs? Get attacked by ninjas?
Is he going to get confused by all that white carpet? Take batting practice and break a lamp? Slip into the Twilight Zone?
OK, before you start thinking I don’t get it, I know very well that it is a play on Pete not being allowed in the Hall of Fame. (And rightly so. That’s what he gets for picking a fight with Bud Harrelson in the 73 NLCS.) But this commercial is so stupid! He’s not allowed in the hallway in his own home?
Is this an indication that Pete has dementia? Early onset Alzheimer’s? Does Pete need constant supervision? Is Pete liable to end up lost in the backyard?
I’m worried about Pete Rose.