It would appear that Pete Rose came down with a case of playoff fever earlier this week. When his former team held a 2-0 series lead over the Giants and was on the brink of an NLCS berth, the 71-year-old Cincinnati legend decided it was time for some new ink. As you can see from the photo above that our friends at Busted Coverage shared with us, Rose got a classic tattoo of the Reds mascot.
B.C. spoke with the tattoo artist, Howard Teman, who said the tattoo had something to do with Rose’s upcoming reality show that will air on TLC called “Pete Rose and Kiana Kim Family Project.” Teman also said it is the baseball legend’s first tat.
Unfortunately, San Francisco erased that 2-0 lead and came back to win three games straight and knock the Reds out. The good news is unlike this tattoo which was the result of a lost bet, Rose doesn’t have to feel ashamed of his ink. He’s a Cincinnati Red for life.