Former Major League Baseball commissioner Fay Vincent revealed today that he has information linking Pete Rose to years of gambling Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and losing big Ã¢â‚¬â€œ on haircuts.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Several very reliable sources have told me that Rose has been spending $5 to $7 on haircuts for years, and continued to do so even after he was banned from baseball for gambling,Ã¢â‚¬Â Vincent said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“You canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t spend that little money on a haircut and expect to get good results.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Vincent pointed to RoseÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s long history of awful haircuts Ã¢â‚¬â€œ from uneven crew cuts to ragged, tapered bowl cuts as evidence that the hit kingÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s gambling problems continue unabated.
Baseball has been considering an end to RoseÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s ban, but Vincent said that a lifting of the ban should not even be thought of until Rose gets a good haircut.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Until he stops gambling on his hair and spends at least $12 to $15 on a cut, he should remain out of baseball,Ã¢â‚¬Â Vincent said.