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J.C. Romero’s $190,000 Porsche was stolen at spring training

Mar 4, 2011, 1:28 PM EDT

Blue-Porsche-Panamera3 in Tampa Bay reports that Phillies reliever J.C. Romero‘s Porsche Panamera was stolen after he drove it to the team’s spring training camp in Florida from his offseason home in Alabama.

The car, which is valued at $190,000, was being serviced at a local Porsche dealership when it was stolen last night.

Hopefully he had insurance, although Romero will make $1.35 million this season and has already earned a total of $19 million for his career, so he’ll probably be able to survive either way.

  1. Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Mar 4, 2011 at 1:37 PM

    I’d totally make sweet, sweet love to that car.

    • Utley's Hair - Mar 4, 2011 at 3:24 PM

      You’d probably make sweet, sweet love to a hole in the wall…or baked goods.

      • Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Mar 4, 2011 at 3:41 PM

        You damn right. Oooooo yeah.

      • Utley's Hair - Mar 4, 2011 at 3:46 PM

        And here, I thought Chef was killed off.

    • zackd2 - Mar 4, 2011 at 3:51 PM

      A Porsche sedan?

      • cur68 - Mar 4, 2011 at 3:56 PM

        It’s a touring car. Ferarri also does a 4 door touring car. Su-weet!

  2. yankeesfanlen - Mar 4, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    The most expensive Panamera on the website is the turbo for $136,000, so I guess the service recommendations are a little heavy on the pocketbook.
    Four door Porsches must be popular down south- More people fit in them to get to the Early Bird before 5PM?

  3. heyblueyoustink - Mar 4, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    And somewhere speeding down the highway is a furry green mascot with an overactive tongue and a record……as he was taken to court last summer.

  4. BC - Mar 4, 2011 at 2:16 PM

    The service technicians probably just did what the parking garage guys did in Ferris Bueller.

    • Utley's Hair - Mar 4, 2011 at 2:19 PM

      Trust me…I’m a perfeshunal.

  5. Utley's Hair - Mar 4, 2011 at 2:22 PM

    It was being serviced down there after he drove it from his offseason home in Alabama? Makes ya wonder what happened on the way down there….

    And where was Gator at the time of the theft? And wasn’t spudchukar heading down that way, too? Hmmm…

  6. deathmonkey41 - Mar 4, 2011 at 2:48 PM

    Maybe it was an old steroid dealer coming back to get payment?

  7. macjacmccoy - Mar 4, 2011 at 10:29 PM

    I was waiting for a” stay classy philly, stealing from your own team” comment from some idiot that didnt realize it didnt happen in philly.

  8. monsieurbear - Mar 5, 2011 at 2:37 AM

    If the car was stolen from the dealer’s property, the dealer is liable. It’s immaterial whether Romero was insured or not. If Craig had written the story, he would have explained the basis of liability in a bailment.

    • cur68 - Mar 5, 2011 at 7:44 AM

      Mais oui monsieurbear; but then we might have found ourselves in a 3 way conversation/vehement argument with lawyers and this could have turned into an indictment on Porsche dealerships, Bonds, the Mets, the Wilpons and how much hot air some people can spew on-line. Probably best that you have pointed this little slant out and we can rest assured that Romero will be duly compensated for his nice car. All in all, c’est bon, non? Still, I think it’ll be bet if Gator and spudchukker account for their whereabouts, just to rule them out.

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