07/17/12 9:48 PM ET
Rose slated to star in TLC reality show
By Quinn Roberts / MLB.com
The show will follow the 71-year-old Rose and his model fiancee, Kim, through their daily lives as they try to bring together their families.
"She's got younger kids and I've got [four adult] kids, and we go through the same things everybody else does: taking the braces off, making sure they get their education and they go to basketball practice or acting class," Rose told Entertainment Weekly. "It's not going to be classless -- like it seems like a lot of reality shows aren't really reality, but our reality show is going to be funny, entertaining and real."
Rose also hopes that the glimpse into his life will clear up any misconceptions the public may have about him.
"People will get a chance to see what kind of personality I have -- and she has," he said. "I think the majority of people who don't know me look at me as a very aggressive person. I see that in the autograph world all the time. People come in, and they're scared to say, 'Hi.' I'm not going to do anything unless you try to strike me out or make a double play. When I took the cleats off, I was a down-to-earth nice guy.
Though the show has no intention of chronicling Rose's mission to get reinstated into baseball, Rose said that if it did happen, the show would address it.
"If I ever make the Hall of Fame, I'll be the happiest guy in the world, because I understand what it means," he said. "But I'm not just going to sit here on pins and needles. I'm not in the Hall of Fame because I screwed up. ... And if I'm ever given a second chance, all I can tell you is: I won't need a third."
Quinn Roberts is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.