Pete Rose Launches Podcast On (Wait For It) Gambling

Pete Rose is apparently launching a gambling podcast — that he claims isn’t about gambling — that’s literally entitled “Pete Rose’s Daily Picks.” I personally defended the hit king despite his life time ban, but even I’ll admit this is a crap idea. He needs better friends.

Pete Rose starting a gambling show is like dropping your kids off at O.J. Simpson’s daycare center. Even the people clamoring for his innocence recognize the P.R. nightmare and wouldn’t dare wish a company like that existed.

Rose is planning to release five 10-15 minute episodes each day six days a week — one episode will be an hour long. He’ll also be accompanied by co-host Ben Wilson on Quake Media, according to USA Today.

“I know how it looks, and people will criticize,” Rose told USA Today. “But it’s not gambling, it’s handicapping. I’m a handicapper.”

If telling people whom to wager their money on everyday isn’t the definition of gambling, then we don’t know what is. Still, we aren’t upset Rose is getting a podcast — it’s more that we want to see Pete Rose reinstated into Major League Baseball so he can be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Starting a podcast and disregarding your public imagine isn’t helping, that’s all we’re saying.

“I watch two or three baseball games a day,” Rose said. “And it’s not just baseball. I watch all sports. I love sports. I know I can help people who want to wager on sports.”

There it is. Wager was the word we were searching for. It’s, objectively speaking, a bad look for Pete Rose. This is a more a sign the Reds legend is giving up on the Hall. Sad, really. We wish him the best.


Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr

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