Baseball is a game of characters and self-expression. Because it is not the breakneck-paced sport that hockey or football is, part of the draw of baseball is the individual—his story, his quirks and his tattoos.
Well, the last one is the funniest, at least. Many baseball players have tattoos that are true head-scratchers. Others have tats that are just plain stupid. They appear on journeymen and stars alike, and we are free to judge them from the outside.
Whatever their meanings may be, some tattoos just look absolutely awful. Here are a baker's dozen of the worst.
Author's note: Credit to Eric Ball, a B/R featured columnist, for providing inspiration for many of these.