Five Sports Owners (Maybe) Worse Than Jeffrey Loria
While bamboozling the city into paying for his own personal shitty art gallery with a baseball diamond in the middle was a shady move, some past sports owners make Loria look like a saint in comparison.
If you know the name Harry Frazee, it's for one reason. Frazee, owner of the Boston Red Sox from 1916-1923, is the dude who sold Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees in part to help fund a play called "No, No, Nanette" -- which really makes getting Burke Badenhop for Miguel Cabrera not seem so bad after all. All that happened to the Red Sox after they traded the Sultan of Swat in 1919 is that the team didn't have another winning season until 1935, and didn't win another World Series until 2004. Frazee took a team that won the World Series in 1912, 1915, 1916, and 1918 and turned it into, well, the 2013 Marlins. Being the guy responsible for the 86-year "Curse of the Bambino" is a definite resume killer.