Baseball's always been a breeding ground for characters. And yet so desperate are the media for something to break up the usual monotonous accretion of locker room clichés and stereotypes that even guys who aren't remotely colorful or entertaining can be elevated to full-blown character status. All it often takes is one disastrous haircut, a deplorable fashion sense, or the occasional malaprop, and a ballplayer is forever after expected to perform the role of... More >>>