The Top 15 Other Pete Rose Confessions
15> Although he never bet on the Reds, he did sometimes bet while *on* reds.
14> Actually earned the nickname “Charlie Hustle” while working the streets in Times Square.
13> Was once married to Britney Spears for 18 hours.
12> Enjoys sipping tea while listening to the comforting sounds of Zamfir.
11> Secretly believes the Fab Five on “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” are gay.
10> Rose is really his middle name.
9> Before returning to his “Moe,” once tried a “Larry” hairstyle during spring training 1987.
8> During games, he’d pick his nose and wipe it on his uniform. The location of the booger told his bookie how to place his bet.
7> It was all an undercover operation to allow Pete to infiltrate secret Al-Qaeda sports-betting cells.
6> Stated that he never bet on the Reds to lose, but often bet on them not to win.
5> Once lost $100,000 in a beard-growing contest — to Marge Schott.
4> Lost a bundle betting Michael Jackson would stop after nose #3.
3> To increase his base-running speed, he replaced his humerus, ulna and radius bones with cork.
2> Once slid head-first into a Sizzler salad bar.
1> Faked an injury once so he could smuggle a gift box of chocolates into X-Ray to see which had coconut and which were caramel cremes.
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