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Monday June 22, 2015
An old school #WeekdayRamble commenting on some current events. Topics: Pete Rose and a Father's Day message from Oliver Hudson.
So much for Pete Rose
Although uncertain of its validity, ESPN show Outside the Lines came forward today with evidence that Pete Rose bet on baseball even as a player. This is terrible timing for Rose, who was scheduled to be a part of the MLB All-Star Game in Cincinnati and was trying to convince new baseball commissioner Rob Manfred to reinstate him so he could be up for induction into the Hall of Fame.
If true, this is the end of the line for Pete Rose. He was banished from baseball for betting on a team he managed and then denied it for years before finally owning up to it. If he’s also done this he’ll probably even lose his semi-regular gigs as a novelty, which I’m pretty sure is all he has at this point.
A not-so-happy Father’s Day
For Father’s Day I paid my respects at my paternal grandfather’s grave (it was the anniversary of his death) before hanging out with my parents, siblings, and nephews. We all appreciate and love my dad and it was a great day.
Father’s Day isn’t as nice for some people, of course, especially those who were abandoned by their dad. While it’d be nice for people to have one day to just celebrate and not be cynical, actor Oliver Hudson humorously posted a picture of him, his sister Kate, and their biological dad with a simple message: “Happy Abandonment Day.” Harsh…
Erik Ritland is a writer and musician from St. Paul, Minnesota. His blog and podcast Rambling On features commentary on music, sports, culture, and more. He was also Lead Staff Writer for Minnesota culture blog Curious North. Support Erik's music via his Patreon account, reach him via email, or find him on Facebook and Twitter.