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Pete Rose said he bet ON the Reds. Every night.

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Freelance Hack, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    I bet he bets against them every night now.
     
  3. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    He also continued to put a banjo-hitting, slow-as-molasses, defensively-worthless first baseman in the lineup game after game after game, because the dude was chasing some kind of all-time hits record or something.

    FWIW, betting on baseball -- for or against your own team -- has always been an automatic lifetime ban from the sport. That's been true since 1877.
     
  4. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    One of the most pathetic things I've seen recently was Pete sitting at a card table outside a memorabilia store at the Forum Shops at Caesars last year. He was charging $75 minimum for an autograph and there were no takers.
     
  5. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Poor Pete. He's now become one of the most pathologically fucked up people on the planet.

    He knows this argument resonates with dumb people -- hey, as long as he bet on his team to WIN -- so he breaks that out. The poor bastard is just pathetic.
     
  6. Jesus_Muscatel

    Jesus_Muscatel Active Member

    I listened to this interview as well.

    Pathetic.

    A close friend of my old man's, with extensive professional experience from Rose's playing days, told my dad that with Pete's last book, there was "a lie on every page."

    The man's delusional.

    You never know if/when he's telling the truth, or even trying to.

    Keep him out of the Hall of Fame forever. He's still baseball's hit king. That's gonna have to be enough.
     
  7. But he confessed.
    That's what St. Bart wanted.
     
  8. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    I think he wanted him to confess then.

    Not a decade later.

    Public opinion is funny--people who fuck up can get verbally crucified in the moment, but then generally work their back toward good graces over time. The human nature in all of us--we all make mistakes, right?

    But, lying/dishonesty seems to carry a more dislikable burden. Especially so in a case where the fraud was carried out for so long and then pulled back like Lucy with the football.

    The court of public opinion will offer no sympathy for this devil. Pete is buried. And he keeps shovelling more dirt on himself.
     
  9. Of course, St. Bart was an incompetent, union-busting colluding dilettante who conspired in, and defended publicly, two years of GM's "throwing" their real jobs as assuredly as Chick Gandil ever threw a game, a strategy that ended up costing baseball $263 million and a decade of bad labor blood. But Rose did real damage.
     
  10. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Anyone get Paul Giamatti's reaction?
     
  11. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Ok, if Anderson Cooper came out, that'd be a bigger surprise than this.
     
  12. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    No bigger phony every occupied the Commissioner's office. Quite a feat considering that exalted group.
     
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