Lovable old Pete Rose was one of the greatest players of all time.
His energy on the field -- second to none -- drove him to always run out the most trivial of plays at breakneck speed.
He'd even sprint to first base on walks.
Ironically, just like another former occupier of baseball's top all-time hit leader position -- Ty Cobb -- Rose never lost his knack for getting himself into hot water.
A hard-nosed attitude on the field is one thing, but when it translates to being a jerk everywhere else, it's no wonder that virtually everyone associated with Rose wound up not giving a damn about him.
The plucky all-time hit leader also holds the record for all-time whining.