The strange love of Pete Rose

It's tough to understand the willingness of fans to blindly forget what Pete Rose has done.

Originally Published: December 9, 2002
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

Columnists are, for the most part, an arrogant lot.

We tend to think that we know what's right, and that if only every good citizen would read our brilliant words with the necessary care and open-mindedness, then by gosh they would know what's right, too.

I'm not any different. When I write an impassioned plea, there's always a part of me that's a bit surprised when each of you doesn't agree with me. But if you don't agree with me, part of me figures it must be due to my failures as ...

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