Pete Rose loves the game of baseball so much that he has a me sage for MLB

Pete Rose loves the game of baseball so much that he has a me sage for MLB.”I should probably be the commi sioner of baseball,” Rose joked at anews conference Tuesday at hisown sports bar and grillin Las Vegas, a day after new MLB commi sionerRob Manfred decided not to reinstate Rose from the lifetime ban given 26 years ago.Rose, who sat in front a “hit throne” constructed of wooden bats , said he hashis gamblinglife under control and is a changed man, different from the onewho gambledon games while he served as manager of the Reds.”There was a time in my life when I was out of control gambling,” saidRose, 74. “But I worked hard at it and I got it under wraps the last, several, several, several years and I am in control of my life right now.”In a report accompanied Manfred’s decision to uphold the ban on Monday, he saidthatRose informed him at their face-to-face meeting in September that he had continued to bet on baseball, a sport about which Rose saidhe is still deeply pa sionate.”I am a baseball person that’s never going to change,” Rose said. “I spent 26 years in the major leagues, and I can tell you without a doubt that the last 26 years were a hellof a lot worse thanthe 26 years that I spent in the big leagues.”All Iwant (is) to have baseball and Pete Rose to be friends so that I am not an outsider looking in just be a sociated with baseball, that’s all.”SPECTOR: There’s no reason, ever, to reinstate Rose | PHOTOS: The career of Charlie Hustle In Monday’s ruling however, Manfred said that Rose will remain on baseball’s permanently ineligible list, meaning he’ll Jackie Robinson Jersey continue to be barred from a sociating with any major league or affiliated minor league team but will be allowed to participate in preapproved ceremonial activities, such as his role in this year’s All-Star game in Cincinnati.Though Rose’s attorney Mark Rosenbaum spent a good deal of time during the news conference pleading for Rose to placed on the Hall of Fame ballot, Hall president Jeff Idelson told MLB Network “nothing has changed” in terms of putting ineligible players on ballot.

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