George Will has no compassion for Pete Rose. Its not just the numbers, baseball--and sports generally--have to do with character and the two should be connected, indeed they are connected. Rose shouldnt be in the Hall of Fame.
"Roses coming clean is the most soiled conversion of convenience since . . . well, Aug. 17, 1998, when DNA evidence caused Bill Clinton to undergo a memory clarification. On the diamond, no one ever wrung more success from less natural talent than Rose did. But his second autobiography, which refutes the first, makes worse the mess he has made."