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Rose bummed about failed bid

Pete Rose’s latest bid for reinstatement was denied on Monday.

Pete Rose’s latest bid for reinstatement was denied on Monday.

LAS VEGAS — Pete Rose expressed disappointment with his continued lifetime ban from baseball on Tuesday, but said Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred was "in a tough spot to make a judgment" on the all-time hit leader's case.

Manfred upheld Rose's ban for gambling on Monday, rejecting Rose's latest application for reinstatement.

Rose, 74, was banned in 1989 after MLB investigated his gambling activities, including his bets on baseball when he was manager of the Reds from 1985-87.

"I'm disappointed, obviously disappointed," Rose said at a news conference. "But I will continue to be the best baseball fan in the world. … I'm a baseball player. I'm a baseball person, and that's never going to change."

Manfred said Monday in a four-page decision that Rose admitted he has kept on betting legally on horse racing and professional sports, including baseball. Manfred upheld the conclusions of the Dowd report and said MLB obtained additional evidence not available to Dowd: A notebook of betting records from 1986 kept by Michael Bertolini, one of Rose's associates.

"In short, Mr. Rose has not presented credible evidence of a reconfigured life either by an honest acceptance by him of his wrongdoing, so clearly established in the Dowd Report, or by a rigorous, self-aware and sustained program of avoidance by him of all the circumstances that led to his permanent in eligibility in 1989," Manfred wrote.

Tuesday, Rose admitted he still bets on baseball but said he thinks he can help others.

"I think I can teach lots of people not to make same mistakes I made, to learn from my situation," he said.

Rose, ineligible for induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame since 1991 despite his record 4,256 hits in 24 seasons, made his remarks from a spot on the Las Vegas Strip.

He denied for more than 15 years that he bet on baseball, only admitting to doing so when he released his autobiography in 2004.

Heyward official: Jason Heyward knows Theo Epstein ended a long championship drought in Boston and understands how epic it would be to bring a title to Chicago's North Side.

"It'd be a beautiful thing to win a World Series," Heyward said after officially finalizing a $184 million, eight-year contract with the Cubs, the largest deal in team history. "To do it in this city, it's a no-brainer that it would be making history. You see what Theo's done with the Red Sox in 2004 and sort of reverse the curse, kind of set the country upside down."

After adding pitchers John Lackey and Adam Warren and former Rays infielder Ben Zobrist, the Cubs introduced Heyward at Spiaggia Restaurant, a favorite of President — and noted White Sox fan — Barack Obama.

Chicago still seeks its first title since 1908. Heyward can opt out of the deal after three seasons and become a free agent again at age 29.

Elsewhere: All-Star reliever Darren O'Day and the Orioles completed a $31 million, four-year contract. … Right-handed closer Tony Barnette agreed to a $3.5 million, two-year deal with the Rangers after six seasons in Japan. … Pitcher Jerry Blevins agreed to a one-year, $4 million deal to stay with the Mets.

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