Tim Raines was known for his blazing speed during a 23-year MLB career. But for Raines, 58, waiting for the phone call confirming his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame was an excruciatingly slow process. It took 10 long years, the maximum amount of time a player is eligible to remain on the ballot. But this year, that call finally came.
In the summer of 1974, I attended my first minor league baseball game. Although I had been to a handful of major league games with larger crowds and familiar players, this was my first experience seeing players in a more intimate setting — and watching players I had never heard about.
Welcome to the second round of the Worst Sports Owners Tournament. We're down to 16 of the craziest owners ever. Some won, but spent other people's money like drunken sailors to do it. Some lost, and made themselves look like spoiled children in doing so. Your mission, should you be brave and intelligent enough to accept it, is to decide which is a more grievous offense.