Pete Rose's copy of the 1990 agreement in which he accepted a lifetime ban from Major League Baseball failed to sell at auction because no bid met the minimum.
Goldin Auctions said Sunday the highest bid was $236,000, a price that would have been raised to $258,600 with the auctioneer's 10 percent fee.
Bidding began Oct. 16 and ran through Saturday.
Ken Goldin said in an email, "I am working on selling it privately for the consignor."
The seller has not been identified, but Goldin said it is not Rose.
Among the items that did sell were Barry Lyons' 1986 New York Mets World Series ring ($22,840), a 2009 Derek Jeter game-used bat ($8,982) and Michael Jordan's American Express card ($3,146).
France coach fed up
Former French national soccer team coach Raymond Domenech was so angry with some players on his 2010 World Cup team that he called them "a bunch of imbeciles."
"I have no energy left. I don't like them anymore. I've had enough of their tantrums," Domenech writes in his book "Tout Seul (All Alone)," which will be published today.
The French team went on strike at a training session after Nicolas Anelka had been sent home for insulting Domenech during halftime of France's second game, a 2-0 loss to Mexico. Domenech's six-year tenure as coach ended after Les Bleus failed to advance to the second round.
"I couldn't bear to hear everyone giving their opinion on everything," Domenech writes. "I just wanted to be sick, to cry, to leave."
Domemech felt powerless to regain any control of his squad. Even though France still had one match to play, against host South Africa, he was stunned when players chose to skip massage and other treatments.
"I'm out of here. I couldn't give a damn about this bunch of imbeciles," he says in his book, written largely in diary form.
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