Found August 12, 2013 on BlackSportsOnline:
PLAYERS: Pete Rose
  Pete Rose has never really been shy about dropping that ether on Major League Baseball and he got a few new blasts off while on Pittsburgh’s 93.7 The Fan: “You have to understand, I don’t call these guys to do shows, they call me. And of course with all this steroid talk and the 12 guys being suspended and A-Rod appealing, they want my input because I’m suspended for life. Hey, everything is a different case. I made mistakes. I can’t whine about it. I’m the one that messed up and I’m paying the consequences. However, if I am given a second chance, I won’t need a third chance. And to be honest with you, I picked the wrong vice. I should have picked alcohol. I should have picked drugs or I should have picked up beating up my wife or girlfriend because if you do those three, you get a second chance. They haven’t given too many gamblers a second chances in the world of baseball.” Pete has a point. The bigger point to me is that gambling (on your own team) is worse than cheating by juicing. Common sense says the juicing is worse but baseball isn’t exactly quick the change rules. I guess Pete figures if they aren’t going to let him in the Hall of Fame, he might as well just keep calling them out.
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