TheRock wrote:Not sure what you're missing here...
- Pete Rose bets against his team...
- As the manager of said team, he goes out and ensures that they lose.
What's your question?
How o how could betting on your own team while managing "compromise the integrity of the game?"
ON your own team -- not against it.
Maybe you missed the news, but Rose stated he bet on his team -- to win -- every game. That's what we're talking about here.
Pete Rose: 'I bet on my team every night'BRISTOL, Conn., March 14 (UPI) -- Pete Rose Wednesday admitted he bet on his own team nightly while managing the Cincinnati Reds.
"I bet on my team every night," admitted baseball's all-time hit leader in an interview on ESPN Radio. "I made a big mistake. It's my fault. It's nobody else's fault. Still, I believe I'm the best ambassador baseball has. I bet on my team to win every night because I love my team. I was wrong, but I believed in my team. I had so much confidence in my team, and what did that make me do? I did everything in my power every night to win that game."
He has previously admitted he bet on the Reds, but not that he bet on every game.
Obviously it compromises the integrity of the game if he bets against his own team. That's not the case, as far as anyone knows.