Why do so many seem to get so much pleasure from seeing those with fame, fortune and/or accomplishments topple. We are all imperfect. We all make mistakes. Must we be so harsh on those with high visibility for the sake of example ? Have they not already sacrificed elements of their private lives because of their accomplishments and visibility?
Pete Rose has done his time--more so than some guilty of far more heinous acts. Let us take heed as to how our mistakes directly affect the health and well-being of our neighbors when we judge and punish. Let us praise Pete for what he gave us--now let's give back and forgive.
PAUL J. O'CONNOR