Rose Increases Odds of Entering Hall of Fame By Scott Ott

Las Vegas oddsmakers have revised the line on Pete Rose getting admitted to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in the wake of his admission that he gambled on baseball during his stint as a team manager.

“It’s about even odds now,” said an unnamed Vegas bookie. “As a 14-year unrepentant liar, he was 100-to-1, but as an slightly-repentant honest guy, whose book comes out in three days and whose last shot at the Hall of Fame is December 2005, it’s a coin toss.”

Former MLB Commissioner Fay Vincent said Mr. Rose once told him that he did not bet on baseball because, Mr. Rose claimed he was “not that stupid.”

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