It aamzes me sometimes what sins are "forgivable" and which are not. I agree too. If his betting had affected the games, I'd feel differently (Black Sox). In an era when reprobate politicians are reelected, and where dog maulers get second chances to play the game, and where drug use is rampant, and where aggression - even toward teammates - is excused by many, Mr. Rose's treatment seems quaint and anachronistic. The sins of our fathers are not greater than our own.
A well reasoned argument is like a diamond: impervious to corruption and crystal clear - and infinitely rarer.
Here, as elsewhere, people are outraged at what feels like a rigged game -- an economy that won't respond, a democracy that won't listen, and a financial sector that holds all the cards. - Robert Reich