Sport Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber doesn’t want to be next Pete Rose with sports betting looming

04:35  15 may  2018
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Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber has heard the news about the federal court's ruling on sports betting, but he won't be partaking any time soon.

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Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports . First, let me be quite clear: Kyle Schwarber is someone any baseball team would be proud to have. On some teams he could be a first baseman, but obviously that position with the Cubs is held down for the next several seasons, at the very least.

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Still, Schwarber doesn't think it will directly impact athletes.

"My guess is it will be good for people outside of the game of baseball," Schwarber said, via ESPN. "Obviously, we're not going to do that, we're not going to be betting on baseball. We also know what happened to good old Pete Rose, there. That's a good example of just not to do it, for us."

Schwarber's manager, Joe Maddon, said he supported the ruling.

"As far as I am concerned, it was already legal," Maddon said (via 670 The Score). "If it has been going on in Vegas and every bar room, whether it is in Chicago or Hazelton, it has been a part of our culture. I think it is all out front now. As far as the potential manifestations, in a negative way, I don't really see that. I think it will be controlled properly."

The Braves beat the Cubs 6-5 Monday with Schwarber collecting a hit, a run scored and two walks.

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