Remember when Jay Payton hit 17 dongs for the Mets in 2000 and was on the World Series team? A torn hamstring later, he was shipped to Colorado to hit 28 dongs in 2003. The guy managed to make it through 12 years and make $21,217,500 during his career. He also slapped down $2,121,000 in 2007 for this estate in Raleigh, North Carolina.
According to his realtor:
Luxury abounds in this gorgeous estate home. All the amenities you could ever need. Majestic views, quiet privacy and lavishly landscaped grounds. Incredible lake effect salt water pool with perfect patio for entertaining. Follow your swim with a workout in the home gym then a movie in the grand theatre or a glass of wine by one of the 4 fireplaces.
I’d never leave. I’d order pizza. Have kegs delivered. I’d obviously put in five to six TVs in the man cave. It’s a little too formal for my tastes. You put in the TVs and a kegerator and this would be one of the nicest athlete houses I’ve ever seen.
Other highlights of Jay Payton’s luxury pad:
• Four bedrooms, seven baths; 7,800 sq. ft.
• Look at all that rock around the oven
• That theater is top-notch; six seater; professional
Mortgage: $8,000 a month before taxes and someone to cut all that grass