Carroll Wilson Rasin did not have sufficient financial means to establish a Federal Leagueteam in Baltimore in 1914. Bar owner George Ruth blamed Rasin's failure to establish a new team for the fact that he never achieved Major League greatness. In February 1941, Ruth complained to H.L. Mencken that if Rasin had established a new team, then Jack Dunn, owner of the Baltimore Orioles, Ruth's first team, would have been financially strapped enough to sell Ruth's contract.
Thus, Ruth fondly remembered Rasin, a man who never met Ruth, and never consciously wronged him, as "Carroll Wilson Chickenshit Rasin".