Damn, is this what Halloween as an adult is all about? As a kid Halloween was just parents giving you everything you asked for and more. Baller ass costumes, full sized candy bars, but now it seems like everything I love is being taken from me. The evil empire ESPN just nixed Grantland and now Fox Sports is giving Pete Rose the boot? What is happening?!??! I don’t think there’s a baseball fan in America (except for the big wigs at Fox, apparently) who didn’t think The Hit King was the best part of the MLB’s postseason coverage and it’s not even really close. I just hope this is a business decision by Fox and not something more serious like health or personal problems for Pete. Either way, I think we can all agree that the world is a better place with Pete Rose being Pete Rose on the green screen.
While we’re on the subject, this has to be the worst World Series coverage of all time, right? You got the broadcast just cutting out right smack dab in the middle of game one, Joe Buck and the three stooges trying to keep a leash on Harold Reynolds up in the booth, and a way way WAY past her prime Erin Andrews and her horrific short hair trolling the dugouts trying to find a way to stay relevant. I certainly applaud Fox Sports for recognizing that they need to make some sort of change, but if those buffoons think making Pete Rose the sacrificial lamb is the answer to all their problems then I’d just as soon go back to the days of black and white television and radio programs. Don’t think it can get much worse, imho.