Originally Posted by NebraskaRed
Except there's absolutely no evidence to suggest he did anything like that. They know he bet on the Reds to win, but there is zero...0.0...evidence that he ever did anything like what you suggested.
You can find instances however where he could have brought John Franco in to close out a game but instead brought Tim Birtsas in because he did not have money riding on the game and wanted to save Franco for the next night when he did have money on the game.
People don't realize Pete wouldn't mind getting into the HOF but his real motivation is to get back into baseball. Why is that you might ask? Because getting back into baseball means a steady paycheck. While the HOF would mean a little more attention which would mean more a little more revenue it would not equal a steady paycheck that he would receive managing or coaching.
With Pete, its all about money.