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The Living Ghost of Pete Rose Compels You: Pre-Game Pump Up

Just a few inspirational nuggets before the Game Thread drops:

"I'd walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball." - Pete Rose

"I haven't missed a game in two-and-a-half years. I go to the park as sick as a dog and, when I see my uniform hanging there, I get well right now. Then I see some of you guys (media) and I get sick again." - Pete Rose

"I cannot get rid of the hurt from losing, but after the last out of every loss, I must accept that there will be a tomorrow. In fact, it's more than there'll be a tomorrow, it's that I want there to be a tomorrow. That's the big difference, I want tomorrow to come." - Sparky Anderson

(Olive branch) "The greatest competitor was Bob Gibson. He worked so fast out there and he always had the hood up. He always wanted to close his own deal. He never talked to you because he was battling so hard. I sure as hell don't miss batting against him, but I miss him in the game." - Pete Rose


I could build myself a new life
And make it on my own,
But the lights of Cincinnati
Will keep calling me back home

- Scott Walker