For years I have underlined book excerpts, written notes in book margins and noted page numbers on fly-leafs so that I can return to book passages that struck me as fun or full of wisdom. Today, I begin to share some of them. Please enjoy........................... Added 23 Jan 24 "But there is only one player among the game's elite whom we remember primarily for his effort, for his unstinting commitment to playing the game the way that it seems meant to be played. Pete Rose, even with all those base hits and all those major league records (he holds 17 of them, and he can name them all), is known first for that devotion on the ball field, for day after day fulfilling his contract to the baseball-watching public, for adhering with an almost religious conviction to the core value upon which, as Bobby Valentine put it, 'everything is built'." From 'PETE ROSE: An American Dilemma' by Kostya Kennedy Added 14 Jan 24 ' "It wasn'