Turning the page on Charlie Hustle

If baseball wants to put the Pete Rose saga behind them, then they should let the Hit King in the Hall of Fame writes Page 2's Jim Caple.

Updated: July 20, 2003, 9:46 PM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2 columnist

No need to speculate. We'll know when Bud Selig is finally ready to lift Pete Rose's lifetime ban, because the night before it happens, ol' Charlie Hustle probably will be seen in a crack house.

The man just can't keep himself from wallowing around in mud. Whenever he sees a cesspool, he leaps in and coats himself as if it were Brylcreem. When he received his lifetime ban in 1989, he reacted by hawking memorabilia on a shopping network that very night. Just when momentum rose to ...

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