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.