First of all, yeah, I KNOW it's not Tuesday, but as I explained earlier
, this blog did not exist on Tuesday, so let's pretend
it's Tuesday and enjoy a little Top Ten action! Today's topic celebrates the joy and hilarity that is baseball arrests - and much to our collective enjoyment, there is no shortness of criminals in the MLB!Top Ten Baseball Degenerates
: Juice and lying about it
9) Pete Rose
: Gambling (obv), tax evasion
8) Jose Canseco
: Steroids, domestic abuse, battery in a nightclub (teamed up with his brother for that feat - family bonding!)
7) Sidney Ponson
: Assaulted an Aruban judge, DUIs (that's plural) and subsequent jail time.
6) Doc Gooden
: DWI, driving with a suspended license, punched his girlfriend in 2005, violating probation - and, of course, a lotta drugs.
5) Hank Thompson
: Jewel theft at age 12, armed robbery, charged with murder (later dismissed as "justifiable homicide"), larceny, assault.
4) Carl Everett
: Child abuse (along with his wife), lots of altercations with umpires, homophobe, believer in the bible and honestly does not think dinosaurs existed.
3) Darryl Strawberry
: Domestic abuse (several times), illegitimate children, tax evasion, coke, failed to make child support payments, driving while under the influence of painkillers, filed a false report claiming his car was stolen... when really he had just misplaced it.
2) Denny McLain
: Failed to pay off a bet and had his foot stomped on by some mob members; later imprisoned for drug trafficking, racketeering, and embezzlement with Anthony Spilotro and John Gotti Jr.
1) Ugueth Urbina:
Convicted of attempted murder charges and was sentenced to 14 years in prison stemming from a 2005 incident in Venezuela.Tell me YOUR favorites in the comments section!!Read Last Week's Top Ten: Crazy Factoids About Olde Tyme Baseballe