Excerpted from the Cincinnati Ledger Express:
Grant Thimbleweed, an eyewitness, described the happening.
“Well, we were at this memorabilia show where Rose was signing stuff and then this one random guy walks by and yells, ‘Hey, Rose. You jerk, you’ll never make it to the Hall of Fame.’ ”
“Charlie Hustle shot back, ‘Wanna put a fiver on it?’ ”
“The guy looked incredulous and then started yelling, ‘That’s partly why they kicked you out, you dumb piece of…,’ before he was tackled by the show’s security guards and dragged outside.”
“It was all pretty strange,” Thimbleweed added before holding up his autographed 8×12 photo of Rose crashing into Ray Fosse during the 1970 All-Star game.