January 15, 2006

Rose to Fill in at Kissing Booth

LAS VEGAS, NV -- Pete Rose has volunteered to fill in at the kissing booth left vacant by Adam Dunn this weekend for 50 percent of the proceeds.

The kissing booth was intended to be a fundraising event held in coordination with Cory Lidle's Celebrity Poker Tournament this weekend. Dunn was scheduled to man the booth Monday morning but said he backed out of the event because “nerdy guys started lining up” days in advance of his appearance.

Rose, who is in town anyway autographing memorabilia in a local shopping mall, is not concerned about the masculine contingent joining the queue at the kissing booth.

“I don't mind the men,” said Rose, “because I get to charge them more.”

Rose will man the booth from 7 to 11 a.m. Monday in the lobby of The Paris hotel. The charge is $250 for women and $500 for men. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation while the rest will cement Rose's legacy as a sad, sad man.

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