Jose Reyes still lives in New York despite playing for the Marlins last season and the Blue Jays this season (and beyond), but he recently bought a new place there for $4.2 million and now the former Mets shortstop is looking to sell his old place on Long Island.
For the low, low price for $4.495 million you can own his 11-room house “located in a gated community with 24-hour security and two tennis courts.”
Presumably the price tag does not include the family portrait shown hanging on the wall in the attached picture, but at least “there is a wine cellar in the finished basement.” Phew.
The Red Sox are the latest team to extend the protective netting at their ballpark this winter. According to a statement by club president Sam Kennedy, the exact dimensions of the netting have yet to be determined, but it will likely stretch “all the way to Field Box 79, down the left field line and then all the way down to almost Canvas Alley in the Field Box 9 area.”
Fenway Park received additional protective netting prior to the 2016 season, when the netting behind home plate was lengthened to the home and visitor dugouts. Per Kennedy’s statement, the current expansion should cover everything but the outfield corners, making it nearly impossible for a line drive foul to reach fans in the lower boxes.
After a toddler sustained serious injuries from a 105-MPH foul ball to the face at Yankee Stadium last September, over half of all MLB teams decided to take more extreme preventative measures in advance of the 2018 season. The Brewers, Cardinals, Braves, Astros, Royals, Pirates, Rangers, Padres, Nationals, Mariners, Phillies, Mets, Reds, Blue Jays, Giants, Yankees, Twins and Indians are among the organizations to address the issue over the last several years, while others have yet to take significant action.