Imagine walking around Jacobs Field (or whatever they’re calling it) and there are like 500 people milling around. Then you see a giant black guy who looks like Rick Ross. You just happen to be wearing your ‘Caucasians’ Indians shirt. You get closer and realize that’s not Ross, it’s actually the infamous Mo Vaughn all bundled up for an April Cleveland Indians game. Seriously, no Photoshop used here.
WTF is Mo Vaughn doing in Cleveland? He lives close by. Yes, we’re serious. The fan, @RagingPierogies, got a picture and found out that Mo is now an Ohio resident.
Businessman Ken Lanci, well known from his self- funded independent run for Cuyahoga County executive, sold his Gates Mills home recently without even trying.
And the buyer? Former American League MVP and Boston Red Sox slugger Mo Vaughn.
Vaughn, whose wife Gail Turkovich-Vaughn is a Painesville native, is the president of Solon-based trucking company MVT Inc. (Mo Vaughn Transport). They have a 6-year-old daughter, Grace. Vaughn was looking for a home in Northeast Ohio and his real estate agent suggested they pay a visit to Lanci in Gates Mills.
Mo bought the house and really does run a trucking business in suburban Cleveland. That said, we’re now putting out a call to those of you living in the Gates Mill, Ohio area to let us know if you run into Mo at the Indians game or at the Applebees.