On my first trip to Las Vegas back in 2006, I remember walking through the shops at Cesar's Palace past Pete Rose's autograph booth outside a sports memorabilia spot. I remember being thunderstruck by the irony of seeing a legend forever cast out Cooperstown's baseball Eden by gambling sitting by himself in a lonely corner of one of the world's most famous gambling dens. Was that really Charlie Hustle? The Charlie Hustle? It was a strange moment to witness a man my Dad and Little League coaches talked about with such mythic reverence just sitting there, waiting for someone to come talk to him... for the right price.
Anyway, ESPN's "30 for 30" has a new short film on the way about Pete Rose's life signing autographs in Vegas. In the trailer for "Pete Rose Here Now," the legend with 4,256 hits and more winning games than any other athlete in sports history waxes poetically about sports, winning, and life. Whether or not he should be accepted into the Baseball Hall of Fame? Discuss that in the comments.