horner at the corner
That honor - in baseball, at least - goes to the Atlanta Braves for getting Len Barker from Cleveland for a player to be named later.
Not only did that player turn out to be Brett Butler, but Butler found out about it before he was supposed to and had to play out his time with the Braves knowing that he was being traded for Barker, who amounted to nothing compared to the rest of Butler's careers.
That's when the Braves were full of coulda, shoulda, wouldas. Dale Murphy, Bob Horner, Butler, Rafael Ramirez, Chris Chambliss, Claudell Washington, Pascual Perez....man, I loved that team. They even had a catcher named Biff Pocaroba. What a great name.
Sometime after the Butler fiasco and Murphy's retirement, my love for the Braves turned into abject hatred.
And so it stands.