All of Rose's thorns on display

After reading the Pete Rose book, Alysse Minkoff says Charlie Hustle appears defiant and embarrassed at the same time.

Updated: January 14, 2004, 8:31 AM ET
By Alysse Minkoff | Page 2 columnist

While the media firestorm continues to blaze over Pete Rose's admission that he gambled on baseball while he was manager of the Cincinnati Reds, it's easy to forget there is an actual 288-page book at the center of this controversy.

"Pete Rose: My Prison Without Bars" has provided Rose supporters and detractors another opportunity to square off, yet again, about the Hit King's exile from baseball. Without taking a position in the great moral debate, let's take a look at the book simply ...

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