Rose's decision to sign confession balls ... brilliant

Updated: September 20, 2006, 2:08 AM ET
By Mark Kreidler | Special to ESPN.com

Sure, it's easy to be offended at Pete Rose retroactively, for having once upon a time signed "I'm sorry" to a bunch of baseballs in a desperate bid to create yet another revenue stream from the controversy that is his Rose-ness.

Second thought: Why not be impressed instead?

I said impressed, not pleased. By any measure, this latest revelation lands squarely in the dark-comedy corner of the sports universe. Still, you have to give Rose this much: He might just have created the business ...

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