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Pete Rose Is Still Alleging Shohei Ohtani Bet on Baseball

Baseball’s all-time hits leader Pete Rose has vocalized his opinion of the gambling scandal surrounding Shohei Ohtani’s former interpreter, Ippei Mizuhara, since the Dodgers fired him in March. Rose trolled the Dodgers superstar and his former interpreter again at an autograph signing over the weekend.

At a signing Fiterman Sports Group signing in St. Paul, Minn., Rose took the opportunity to sign three baseballs with different notes. The first said, “Sorry I bet on baseball.” The second said, “Ohtani is sorry too.” The third said, “I wish I had an interpreter.”

Rose was permanently banned by MLB in 1989 after an investigation concluded he bet on baseball while managing the Cincinnati Reds. He denied the allegations for decades until 2004, when he finally admitted that he placed wagers on the sport he loved so dearly.

The hit king doesn’t believe Ohtani is innocent even though federal investigators cleared the two-way superstar of any wrongdoing. The investigators also said Ohtani is a victim in this case after Mizuhara stole more than $16 million from him.

Major League Baseball has decided to pause its investigation until Mizuhara’s criminal case is closed.

Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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Maren Angus

Maren Angus-Coombs was born in Los Angeles and raised in Nashville, Tenn. She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and has been a sports writer since 2008. Despite being raised in the South, her sports obsession has always been in Los Angeles. She is currently a staff writer for Dodgers Nation and the LA Sports Report Network.


  1. Pete Rose should just mind his own business.. took him long enough to own up to betting and it was proven he did..

  2. Pete Rose is a turd who only wants to get into the HoF so that he can charge more for his autographs.

  3. I hope Pete’s not planning on trying to make any wine with those grapes. The grapes are even more sour than his whine.

  4. Like a lot of lowlifes, Rose is just projecting his own lowlife conduct on others, in this case Ohtani. Once a loser, always a loser. The same psychological and emotional weaknesses and defects that caused Rose to gamble on games he coached, leads to his pathetic comments here. STFU is my advice.

  5. They didn’t call him Charlie Hustle for nothing…he hustled baseball games he coached for profit and he’s still crying about it.

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