Until we find out, we should savor all the more what this generation of over-achievers will be trying to accomplish this season. Rose, of course, typifies the moon-chasing approach. "I'll never get tired of playing," he says. "It's really all I've ever done. I can't get enough of it.... Think about it [the Cobb record]. It will make me number one among all the people who ever played this game. And there've been a lot of people who've played.
"I'd like to be remembered in this game. I'd like a statue of myself in front of the park. I always get chills, still do, when I see the Stan Musial statue in front of Busch Stadium in St. Louis.... My statue would be humanitarian, too. Dogs would love it and some of my best friends could sleep under it."
Sculptor, sharpen your chisel. It's 1985—a monumental year.
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