Now here's something you don't read about everyday.
It's no secret that Major League Baseball employs a great number of athletes. But out of all those athletes, how many of them are fortunate enough to play for the hometown team AND live at home?
Meet Pittsburgh Pirates 2nd Baseman, Neil Walker, and Oakland A's pitcher Tyson Ross.
These two individuals are MLB players who are truly homeboys. As far as anyone at the top of the MLB hierarchy knows, these two are the only ones who live at home and play for their hometown teams.
I guess even baseball players are not immune from the recession either. They've discovered that like the rest of us, moving back in with mom and dad after you've found a job saves rent money, gets us home-cooked food, clean laundry on a regular basis, AND a clean room! Though it's not exactly a pickup line when hunting for dates ("Hi, my name is Neil, I'm a second baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and I live with my parents..."), I suppose until they settle in with their jobs, home is the best place to be.
If you want to read more about the enticing lives of two stay-at-home players, the link is here.
Have a good weekend everyone! Make sure you get out of the house sometime and enjoy the warm weather!