Pete Rose wants baseball to tell him what to do, and he'll do it. USATSI

In a couple of weeks, the Reds will induct Pete Rose into their Hall of Fame.

But before Rose takes part in those ceremonies, he sat down with Adam Flango of Cincinnati Magazine for a lengthy interview. Chief among the highlights: Rose doesn't seem to understand that baseball wants him to stop gambling, nor does he seem to understand why they would want that.

Here's what Rose said when responding to a question asking if he has considered not betting on baseball anymore:

I guess my point is, just tell me what you want me to do and I'll do it. I'm in control. Just tell me. If I want to bet on Monday Night Football, and that's the way I enjoy my life, why is everybody so worried about that? I'm 75 years old, I have to be able to have some form of entertainment. I'm not betting out of my means. It's not illegal. If you don't want me to bet on baseball or anything else, just tell me.

There's also comments like this one:

Here's what you have to understand: I didn't get in trouble for gambling. I got in trouble for illegal gambling, which is a big difference. And like I said, I do no more illegal gambling. That's the last thing in the world I'd ever do. I'll never associate with a bookmaker again.

Basically, it's more of the same old, same old from Rose. It's unfortunate, given his accomplishments, but there's no reason to believe he's going to change his ways -- even though common sense says the easiest way for him to get back into baseball's graces is to stop gambling. As a result, there's probably not going to be a spot for him in Cooperstown anytime soon.

At least Rose will be in the Reds' Hall of Fame in a month's time?