Reds legend Pete Rose has admitted that he bet on his odds of making it into the Baseball Hall of Fame. “I want to come clean,” Rose added, “I only bet on myself and not on any other potential candidates.”
Rumors abounded that Rose was being considered for election into the Hall, despite his lifetime ban. However, it’s unclear how this new revelation may impact that consideration. Major League Baseball Spokesman, Howard Fine was quoted as saying, “The League and the members of the Hall are taking a close look at these allegations and how it might impact Mr. Rose’s consideration for induction.” “As you can see, this is a unique and never before experienced situation, so it is extremely important that a thorough and independent look be taken into these events.”
Rose was adamant that he believes he committed no major infraction, and is looking forward to the committee’s re-examination of his prior banning from enshrinement into Cooperstown.
Noted comedian and TV personality Bill Cosby has been tapped to host the 2016 Miss America Pageant. Cosby made his mark as a comic and TV star way back in the 1960’s, as he released several hit comedy albums and was one of the first black stars of a TV series when he costarred with Robert Culp in the spy series, ” I Spy” He was part of the cartoon hit, “Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids,” and later as the family patriarch , Dr. Cliff Huxtable in the Cosby Show.
Pageant directors are said to love Cosby and the way he is able to communicate and interact with women. Spokesman, J. Sandusky said, “Bill Cosby is beloved by generations of women not only for his comedic skill but, also for his willingness to tutor many up and coming actresses and female comics.” “Bill is so into helping the next generation of stars, that it’s not unusual to see him take many to his hotel for personal training and one-on-one tutoring,” he added.
“We think Bill will be the perfect host because of the confidence and respect women have for him, as well as, his ability to communicate effectively with them.”