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Pete Rose Has Message For Texas Bloggers, All Bloggers & All People

I’m reading a book about Pete Rose. Though I live in Houston now, I lived in Cincinnati for 18 years. I saw Rose play many times and met him once. In the book I read something about how Rose played that may be helpful to others. 

In Hustle by Michael Sokolove, there is a chapter about Rose playing in the very low minor leagues in 1960 in Geneva, New York.

Rose’s roommate in Geneva was Art Shamsky. Shamsky said that from the start Rose had a uniquely clear view of what his strengths and limits were.

Sokolove writes— “If he (Rose) hit a home run in the previous night’s game, he did not imagine himself a power hitter.”

This idea of having a clear and honest view of your strengths and limits has meaning in just about every aspect of life.

In the narrow sphere of this blog, I know that I have only so much time and that I have different audiences I’m trying to reach. I try to reach these audiences and grow the blog in a way that works with my abilities and schedule.

This idea can be extended in many other ways that would be useful in daily life. Also, thinking in these terms might allow for a more humane understanding of the actions of others.

Who knew Pete Rose was such a thinker?       


February 21, 2007 - Posted by | Blogging, Books, Cincinnati

1 Comment »

  1. Cincy’s a great town. We went last August and stayed downtown at the Netherland Plaza, went through the Underground Railroad museum and the Reds Hall of Fame and then Great American Ballpark to watch a game.

    They had an inland seafood festival down at the river and we each had a 3-lb .lobster for five bucks. Then listened to some blues bands.

    The only thing that is kinda sad is seeing the vacant lot where Riverfront Stadium used to be. The field where all those great Reds teams, with Bench and Rose and Morgan and Perez and Concepcion and George Foster and Gary Nolan and all the rest, is nothing but a bunch of rubble and weeds now.

    Comment by PDiddie | February 21, 2007

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