Is that how Raines got his nickname "Rock" from rock cocaine?
It's just a coincidence, albeit an unlikely one.
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseba ... /the_rock/
Tim Raines wrote:"Anyway, I've been here four years and played three different positions -- second, left and center. Second isn't my position, though. There was no way I could catch a ground ball hit right at me. I guess that's how I got the nickname Rock. I got it my rookie year -- they say because of my hands, but I like to think it's more because I'm short [5' 8"] and stocky [177 pounds]. You know, built like a little rock."
And it was definitely Raines who admitted to sliding headfirst to avoid breaking the cocaine vials in his pockets, not Vince Coleman.