It what should go down as the least surprising story of the day, ESPN’s Outside the Lines has obtained what is a smoking gun showing disgraced former Major League Pete Rose bet on baseball while as a player.
Most disturbingly, he bet “extensively” in games he played in.
However, there is no evidence that he ever bet against his own team either as a player or a manager.While many touts brag about betting large amounts on sporting events (a laughable marketing ploy argument blown out of the water by pros), Rose is proof that large bets are often square bets, once losing more than $15,000 in a single day during March Madness.Most baseball fans are oblivious to the fact that re-instatement of Rose would mean his election to the Hall-of-Fame. These are two separate subjects.
It was the belief of OffshoreInsiders.com that Rose would likely be re-instated to Major League Baseball posthumously, but would never come close to election to Cooperstown.Rose would only be eligible for enshrinement by the Veterans Committee, most members are considered adversarial to the all-time hits leader’s inclusion.
It is now the belief of OffshoreInsiders.com that the latest news will prove irrevocable and ensure Rose’s permanent banishment.
We look forward to opinion polls likely to come out soon to see how many Pete Rose apologists remain hard-core.