Pete Rose has some words of advice for Tiger Woods: “Just relax. Take it easy. Everything will be all right.” Sporting a white ostrich cap and boots, the perpetually embattled baseball great continued, “He’s the best; he’s the best. He’s like all of us — he made a mistake. Forget about it. Leave it go.‘’ We happened on Rose at the “Real Champions” middleweight fight at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall Saturday night, where Paul “The Punisher” Williams narrowly defeated Sergio Martinez. Speaking of ladies and getting into alleged fisticuffs, how’s the chick scene at ringside?
Women like to watch boxing because “it’s macho,” Rose opined. “Yeah, women like macho guys. That’s why they like me — I’m macho!” he said with a laugh. Rose lives in Los Angeles, but came east at the invitation of his friend, Dan Goossen, the fight’s promoter. Fifteen days a month, the former baseball player and manager signs autographs at the Field of Dreams store in Caesars Forum Shops in Las Vegas.
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