With the recent embarrassment Frank McCourt is causing himself, the Dodgers, Dodgers fans and Major League Baseball with how he has been running the Dodgers, it made me wonder, who else in baseball history was embarrassing?
I know what you're thinking: "Rich, didn't you basically cover this in your Top 25 Sleazeballs in Baseball History article from two weeks ago?"
My answer to that would be partially. Some of the people mentioned in that article were embarrassing, while others were simply sleazeballs. There will be some overlap between the two lists, and the ones that are mentioned in both will be forever known as "embarrassing sleazeballs."
What exactly would I consider embarrassing? That's a tough question to answer. An embarrassing person, just like a sleazeball, is tough to identify in words. They're both like porn—you know it when you see it. You just know who is an embarrassment either by their actions or their words.
Thus, here's a list of the 15 most embarrassing figures in baseball history, and they're not ranked in any particular order. I'm leaving it up to you to decide on the most embarrassing figure in baseball history.
Let's begin with the man in the title of this article, Frank McCourt.