With the Reds celebrating the 25th anniversary of Pete Rose breaking baseball’s hit record, here’s some links to ESPN.com which has posted several things in the past couple of days related to Rose and the breaking of Ty Cobb’s hit record.

Rob Neyer of ESPN.com’s “Sweet Spot” has published a blog entry on why he thinks Rose’s hit record will stand for some time.

Neyer has also posted an entry on why a player like Ichiro Suzuki would be a likely candidate to break Rose’s record, if it was to happen.

ESPN.com’s Rick Reilly has this story on Rose’s night of forgiveness in Cincinnati.

Finally, Rose’s record-breaking hit came off Padres starter Eric Show. Check out this engrossing story about Show’s tortured life; it is definitely worth a read. Show died of a drug overdose in 1994.