Did anyone here see that interview that Jim Gray of NBC Sports conducted with Pete Rose after the “Team of the Century” presentation before the World Series last night?
Well, NBC has been flooded with calls and e-mails from people totally pissed off at the treatment Rose received from Gray.
My oinion is that they’re right. Oh, of course Rose is not above reproach. And he certainly handled himself without the greatest skill in the iinterview.
But Gray, right after an emootional, special baseball moment, to totally go off on him like that and not give in was just wrong.
There’s a time and a place to take Pete to task for being stubborn and maybe a liar, but it wa NOT immediately after his triumphant return to the diamond after 10 years, and certainly NOT after a great tribute to some great players for what they did ON the field.
I hope Jim Gray gets his balls handed to him, and I’m very surprised that Rose, as feisty as is he, didn’t slug him on national TV/