Post columnist Steve Serby gets inside the head of baseball’s Hit King Pete Rose — to discuss his gambling, Hall of Fame ban, the state of today’s game and his legacy.
Q: With more states, eight and counting, legalizing sports gambling and MLB making MGM Resorts International its “official gaming partner,” and you banned from the Hall of Fame for gambling, how do you feel about that partnership?
A: Listen, I’m not opposed to baseball doing anything to create more revenue for ’em. That’s their business. I thought it was kind of interesting that, as a former manager of a baseball team, that 15 minutes before every game I have to email my lineup to baseball. Then they email it to the MGM, the casinos. I think that’s kind of interesting if you talk about being in bed with somebody — they’re really in bed with them.