"The reason you have discipline, the reason you have payroll flexibility, the reason you develop young players who are on affordable deals or on team-friendly long-term deals, the reason you do all those things is so when the right player comes along at the right time, you can make a commitment. In our minds, Adrian was the right player at the right time."
Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein after signing first baseman Adrian Gonzalez to a seven-year, $154 million deal.
"This case is about upholding one of the most fundamental principles in our system of justice — the obligation of every witness to provide truthful and direct testimony in judicial proceedings. In the United States, taking an oath and promising to testify truthfully is a serious matter. We cannot ignore those who choose instead to obstruct justice."
U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag after former MLB slugger Barry Bonds was found guilty on a single charge of obstruction of justice in his federal case.
I’m not sure Texas Rangers third base coach Dave Anderson has yet been pulled out from under the team bus that left Comerica Park last night. The Josh Hamilton bus, that is. Hamilton threw his third base coach unnecessarily under the bus, then backed over him a few times. Hopefully, Hamilton has learned to use his head first when commenting about specific plays soon after a game, and to use feet first when sliding into home.
In case you weren't aware, Pete Rose has a new TLC reality TV show, "Pete Rose: Hits and Mrs.," airing tonight at 10 p.m. (ET). And yes, it is terrible. It's so bad that we decided to check the video archives to see if Charlie Hustle was ever good on TV when he wasn't playing the game. He wasn't. For your viewing (dis)pleasure, here's a round-up of previous on-air appearances, which all happen to be commercials. Click next to view the video slideshow.
Why So Angry?
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Why is he so angry? Is he mad at his dandruff? Is he mad at Head and Shoulders? My guess is that he hopped into a time machine and watched an episode of "Pete Rose: Hits and Mrs."
Fat Guy in a Little Hat
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You might think Aqua Velva's budget could afford an adult batting helmet for this commercial. But you would be wrong.
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We just have one question: Why is Pete Rose in this commercial?
Triple Or Nothing?
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It's great to see Pete isn't gambling anymore. Oh wait...
Joe and Pete: Together Again
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Joe and Pete should hand in their man cards after this commercial.
Why Is He In A Hair Commercial?
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The secret to his long career? No gray hair...and only spending $4 on his haircuts.
Where's Will.I.Am When You Need Him?
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If I had a time machine, I would go back to 1976 and teach Pete Rose about auto tuning.
"It was just a stupid play. I definitely shouldn't have done it. I listened to my third base coach. That's a little too aggressive. The whole time I was watching the play I was listening. [He said] 'Nobody's at home, nobody's at home.' I was like, 'Dude, I don't want to do this. Something's going to happen.' But I listened to my coach. And how do you avoid a tag the best? By going in headfirst and get out of the way and get in there. That's what I did."
Texas Rangers' star Josh Hamilton after breaking his upper arm on a headfirst slide at home plate.