Pete Rose advises Joey Votto, A-Rod, Jay Bruce

“Then they end up texting me all the time,” Rose said. “I have play-hard credentials. No bullshit, no non-sense credentials and I think players respect that. That’s why young players like me today.”“It’s amazing what of lack of confidence some of these players have for all that money they’re making. When A-Rod texts me it’s all about just patting him on the ass and telling him how good he is. He don’t need me to tell him how to play third base, he can play third base. It’s just re-enforcing that he’s good. With Joey Votto it’s the same thing. The better the player, the less confidence they seem to have.” [Baseball Think Factory]