It's a difficult Trivial Pursuit question over who is the bigger disgrace to superheroes, Adonis or Commander Baseball. They've both crossed too many lines for anyone to consider them superheroes but they've got differing levels of commitment to evil. Also, Commander Baseball is still considered to be a hero by many--albeit he's moved on to the antihero level as a fraction of his misdeeds have come to the public light. Unfortunately, the Order's own rather ruthless elements means that he may well ride himself back to universal acclaim.
Antonio Goterelli was the brother of notorious mob boss, Sonny Goterelli known as the "Staten Island Butcher" for crimes best left undescribed. Antonio, however, refused to follow his brother into the family business and devoted himself to baseball. His story became a minor human interest story as his clean-living and decency lead many people to follow him on his rise to Major League status.
Toni's development of kinetic infusion powers on N-Day ruined his career but gave the man a new opportunity to prove himself. Able to shrug off bullets, create exploding baseballs that could harmlessly disable people, and knock people literally out of the ballpark--he decided to become New York's first official superhero. This was before the rise of Mayor Yage so he was able to get much public support and even arranged, through sympathetic politicians, to create the NYC Superheroes License.
Toni's brother was less than pleased by his brother's widespread publicity and attempted to shut him down in a profoundly stupid fashion. Commander Baseball smashed through his brother's property and made a public humiliation of the Staten Island Butcher--rocketing Toni to even further acclaim. His brother even vowed vengeance at his sentencing.
Soon, Commander Baseball was on the cover of Time Magazine and working with police on cases where he was called in instead of the SWAT team or Pendulum. His Pendulum handler, future Subdirector Saint Claire, was the only skeptic. "Professional athletes are very good at giving performances of being heroes--but very rarely able to resist the temptations involved."
Sierra Leone knew this fact to be true and proceeded to orchestrate The Long Hard Fall of Commander Baseball
as one New York journalist wrote before the publishers were bought out and the manuscript pulped. Commander Baseball was sent an endless stream of jobbers by Sierra Leone as his manager was assassinated, only to be replaced by one of Leone's employ. The opposite of Daredevil occurred as a steady stream of parties, drugs, alcohol, and hookers made his fall sleazy rather than glorious.
The crowning moment was when Sierra Leone had professional escort, Amanda Keeting
, who he'd paid tens of thousands of dollars to make Toni fall in love with her, killed in an obvious mob hit. Evidence was planted to implicate Sonny but the latter was behind bars, which meant he was untouchable. Sierra Leone arranged for Toni to be able to get his vengeance, breaking Sonny out solely for the purposes of Toni murdering him.
Since that time, Sierra Leone has owned Commander Baseball. Sierra Leone and Commander Baseball's 'arrangement' is the latter targets those businesses which stand against the former. Toni truly believes Sierra Leone is the lesser evil and keeping the streets of New York safe from violent crime. This is despite the fact Sierra Leone is a cancer making the mob more powerful than it's been in decades. It doesn't help Toni's drug abuse and guilt over his actions have resulted in a somewhat nasty downward spiral. Despite this, he's still a semi-beloved figure by the city.
They would be stunned to note he's actually killed numerous suspected criminals outright, having lost all of his faith in 'The System.' He's even, unwittingly, lead to the death of several superheroes as he's come to view the mobsters around him as friends rather than enemies.
Toni is not to the point of openly working as a mob enforcer like El Maestro but there are plenty of stories of him working with wiseguys as well as trashy magazine articles about his drinking or cocaine abuse. The current belief is he's willing to bend whatever rules it takes to get the job done--much like the Order--when it's actually simply him having lost his way. Toni hides behind the "Hard Man Making Hard Decisions" trope and uses it like a shield.
It also protects him from realizing that his drug abuse and reliance on mob information has lead to innocent deaths, either because he believes someone is evil whose not or as collateral, a fact he's in deep denial over.
Newcomers to New York may seek Commander Baseball out, either for his contacts in city hall, or simply because he's a beloved icon. This will immediately put them in the sights of Sierra Leone's gang and also expose them to Commander Baseball's toxic influence. Those who DON'T try to work with Commander Baseball may find themselves subject to his attempting to shut them down, having little tolerance for vigilantes interfering in 'his city.'