Cincinnati Reds Manager Pete Rose doesn't feel old enough to play in the annual Old-Timers All-Star Game, but also says he's too old to play in the major leagues.
The old-timers' game is to be played July 10 in conjunction with the major league All-Star Game at Riverfront Stadium two days later.
Rose, who turns 47 on April 14, said during the winter that he won't play again in the majors.
Rose says he's too competitive to play in an old-timers' game.
"The old-timers' games are for the old-timers," Rose said. "I never know how I would approach an old-timers' game, whether I'd just go out there and have fun. I have to think that no matter how I play the game, my competitive spirit would show.
"It would almost have to, because the guys in that game got all the pride in the world. They want to do well. It's just a matter where they get to an age where they just can't move like they used to, and I'm not at that age yet."