By Spike Eskin
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – There are several former Phillies whose lives would make entertaining reality shows. I’d watch a Pat Burrell reality show, which would obviously have to be on cable. Lenny Dykstra’s would be your average, every day “can’t turn away from the car crash” variety. Steve Jeltz’s reality show would be, well I have no idea, but I’d definitely check out a Steve Jeltz reality show.
Pete Rose is on the list as well, and it appears as if his is an actual reality.
Major League Baseball’s all-time hit leader is hoping for one more — in the form of a TV show. EW has learned that TLC has begun production on a reality series starring Pete Rose.
With a working title of Pete Rose and Kiana Kim Family Project, the show will follow the 71-year-old Rose and his thirtysomething model fiancée Kiana Kim (who has posed for Playboy) through their daily lives as they try to blend their families.
Rose, who played with the Phillies from 1979-1983, currently signs autographs five days a week at Mandalay Place in Las Vegas. He recently appeared at the Granite Run Mall to do the same. He’s baseball’s all-time hit leader with a total of4,256, and has been banned from MLB since 1989 when it was revealed he had bet on baseball. He is ineligible for the Hall Of Fame because of the ban.
I’ll tune in, if only for the eventual double-date with Ice-T and Coco.