Some say sports has a soap-opera characteristic to it these days. But then again, colorful characters have always been around.
Babe Ruth ate too much and tried to sing. I could just hear Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith arguing over the Babe's diet.
Mickey Mantle got hurt a lot because he wouldn't take care of himself as well as he should have.
Then there were guys like John Rocker, who did a number of stupid and annoying things.
There were just as many annoying guys in the majors then as there are now. Here is list of some of those guys who annoy numbers of fans today.