"I bet on my team to win every night because I love my team, I believe in my team," Rose said. "I did everything in my power every night to win that game."
Does Pete Rose actually think admitting that he bet on his team every night is going to help his cause with either Bud Selig or, God forbid he is ever reinstated, the HoF committee? First of all, this boast is implausible. No inveterate gambler bets this way: their addiction is to thrill of the gamble, of playing the odds, of speculation for reward. Rose, in my opinion, has to be lying here. And secondly, even if this were true (which it can’t possibly be!), how can he believe that betting on his own squad every night lessens the severity of his violation of the integrity of baseball?
This guy is still deluded, still sick.