Yesterday John Paschal of The Hardball Times started an investigation into who our least favorite players are. Today he has Part II of that investigation, asking some more baseball writers who their least favorite players are and why.
My answer to this question appears at the end of this installment. The short version: while, when I was young, I hated certain players who did well against the teams for which I rooted, I grew out of it. Today I don’t — at least I don’t think — hate any player based on what they do between the lines. Or, for that matter, for what they do off the field unless what they do off the field has victims and real life implications for innocent people.