Thursday, March 15, 2007

Pete Rose: I Bet On Reds "Every Night"

Should Pete Rose's 18 year baseball ban be continued? I for one think he and his fans have been punished enough.
Pete Rose told ESPN Wednesday that he bet on the Reds "every night" while he was manager of the team in the late 1980s.
"I bet on my team every night," he told ESPN's Dan Patrick. "I didn't bet on my team four nights a week. I was wrong."
The confession wasn't Rose's first, reports CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian. In his autobiography, published in 2004, Rose revealed that he wagered many times a week while managing. Today, he admitted his gambling addiction was daily.


Eric Spitznagel said...

Yeah, I agree. They should let poor Petey Rose off the hook for his gambling addiction. But as for that bowl cut, well, I'm afraid that's just unforgivable.

Scooter said...

~Snark!~ We'll give you five points for being right on his haircut, Eric. As long as you'll admit one of the best players ever in sports deserves to have his records in the Hall of Fame.
The Babe and dozens of others there had their failings, too. I have no problems with a coach betting ON his team. It's when they bet against them they're up to something.