I admit it, I had to look up how to spell the plural form of nemesis before beginning this post.
The MLB sent out an email today (one in which many of you probably got) with the subject heading "Your team's all time nemesis is..." and a link to an article at the Sports on Earth site. I was definitely intrigued and decided to give it a read.
The article goes on to detail the most successful hitter against each team in the MLB. Barry Bonds appears a ridiculous number of times on this list. While definitely interesting and well written, I don't think that it details the true nemesis of each team since a lot of other factors need to be taken into consideration. Defensive stats, questionable plays, off-field commentary, etc. We all have players that we boo or dislike whenever they come up to bat against the Dodgers, but they may not be the ones with the highest OPS.
Perhaps there is actually TOO much to consider if we were to list the most hated player for each team. All that being said, Barry Bonds probably is a true nemesis for at least one team in the MLB...