Must-click link: The tortured life of Eric Show

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Those of us who have even heard of Eric Show probably can only say a few things about him.  He pitched for the Padres in the 80s. He gave up Pete Rose’s 4,192nd hit. He was kind of a freaky John Birch Society guy.  He had serious substance abuse issues that led to his death.

As is always the case, however, there is much more to the story.  A great — but harrowing — place to start is Tom Friend’s riveting piece on Show at ESPN.com today.

And may none of us ever be judged or defined solely by our worst moments on this Earth.