For Pete's Sake

Pete Rose rips Josh Donaldson for leaving ALDS game with potential head injury


If you missed the other American League Division Series, you should know that Toronto third baseman Josh Donaldson left the game after being kneed in the head.

Donaldson was trying to break up a double play when his head snapped back upon impact with Rougned Odor’s knee.

Former Reds star Pete Rose, who is working for Fox Sports 1, couldn’t believe that Donaldson would leave the game because of a potential head injury.

Here is what Rose said to former White Sox slugger Frank Thomas per

“I just don’t understand. I mean, does everybody know what we’re playing for now? I mean, you get a tweak and you got to leave the game. You get a knee on the head and you’ve got a helmet on and you got to leave the game to go take a test that you pass. I mean, cause you’re a little light-headed? I got light-headed how many times in my career. I still went out there and played. I guess it’s just different from when I played to when they’re playing today, Frank. I can’t see you sliding into second there and leaving the game. I really can’t. And this guy is the MVP.”

Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy, who took a line drive off his head while pitching for the A’s in 2012, couldn’t believe Rose’s comment.

There was much disgust from others:

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