November 09, 2005

He Bought Drugs From Batman!

News came yesterday that Pete Rose, Jr., the former major leaguer and son of the all-time hit king, has pled guilty to the charge of distributing a steroid-like drug called GBL. Rose, who was a teammate of John Rocker last year with the Long Island Ducks, faces jail time, and the likely end of his baseball career. Oh well, at least he's not as much of a loser as Ted Williams' son.

I first learned of Rose II when I was about 8 years old and read Pete Rose's autobiography, so now my illusions about him have been just as shattered as just about everything else I read in that book.

One funny part of the story: according to the DEA's press release, the mastermind of the drug distribution scheme was one Bruce Michael Wayne, who was convicted in 2001 but failed to appear at his sentencing hearing and has been a fugitive from justice ever since. Yes, Bruce Wayne. If I were the DEA, I'd check the Batcave.

UPDATE: Indeed, the DEA nicknamed their investigation "Operation Batman's Brew." Clever.

Posted by Stephen Silver at November 9, 2005 03:32 PM

I thought of the Batman thing as soon as I read that. You appear to be the first to cover that angle.

Posted by: LilB at November 10, 2005 02:21 PM
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