Pete Rose doesn't deserve sympathy

Steroids suspensions shouldn't soften stance on Hit King's baseball crime

Updated: August 14, 2013, 2:55 PM ET
By Steve Wulf | ESPN.com

Pete Rose still doesn't get it. Then again, neither do I.

The other day, the Hit King told a Pittsburgh radio station: "I picked the wrong vice. I should have picked alcohol. I should have picked drugs or I should have picked up beating my wife or girlfriend because if you do those three, you get a second chance. They haven't given too many gamblers a second chance in the world of baseball."  

What Rose did, and what he was banished from baseball for in 1989, was bet ...

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