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Ryan Howard’s mansion is going to be something

Feb 22, 2013, 5:40 PM EDT

Ryan Howard is building a gigantic house down in Florida. COST?! NO MAN CAN SAY!


Wait. That’s not it. But Maybe Howard should get a gate with that letter on it …

Anyway, no man can say. But a woman can. And she has a pic too:

Click the Instagram link to see it.

Looks nice enough. I worry, though, that the way it’s situated on that intersection makes it vulnerable to cars coming from the left. But I suppose Howard is used to that by now.

  1. joroberts10 - Feb 22, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    Weak stab at Howard, Craig. I expect better

  2. js20011041 - Feb 22, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    At $26 million, I’d imagine he’s going to pay considerably more in taxes every year than my current home is worth. That’s staggering when you think about it like that.

    • paperlions - Feb 22, 2013 at 8:22 PM

      Yet, it’ll cost him only 1 yrs salary to pay for it to be built.

  3. captainwisdom8888 - Feb 22, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    mike trout 900k per year > ryan howard 25 million per year

    i struggle to come to terms with the fact that howards game checks are 150k….every…single….game

    • Delicious Cake - Feb 23, 2013 at 7:03 PM

      That’s assuming that Ryan Howard can play 160+ games per season. At this point, I’d expect him to only play in 130 games every year, so it’s more like $192k per game.

      • captainwisdom88 - Feb 24, 2013 at 5:41 AM

        players get a check every game. doesnt matter if they play or sit

        in the mlb they have these weird thing called contracts

  4. mitchem85 - Feb 22, 2013 at 6:32 PM

    23 million, not 26.

  5. JustMeMike - Feb 22, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    Going to noisy right there on Gulf Blvd. It’s the main drag on this barrier island. Ask Ryan for a beach front bedroom if you get an invite,

  6. brianabbe - Feb 22, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    You frequently hear why anyone needs a house like that. The simple answer is that you have to spend the money someway. You can’t take it with you, and I suppose a house is a better decision than a lot of other options.

    Just something I heard on the radio when Tom Brady and Gisele were buying/building a $30+ million house. Made more sense than anything else I’ve ever heard.

    • paperlions - Feb 22, 2013 at 8:24 PM

      You may have to spend it “some way”….but EVERY way is better than building a mansion. The only positive is the jobs it helps create while under construction and for upkeep….otherwise, they are just a huge waste of space and energy for one family.

      • historiophiliac - Feb 22, 2013 at 9:23 PM

        Well, not EVERY way — watching Cards games, for example.

      • gloccamorra - Feb 23, 2013 at 5:04 PM

        It’s an investment, and real estate is always a good investment, even if the value goes down – it doesn’t go down to zero like GM bonds did in bankruptcy. Even if a hurricane wipes the barrier island clean, the insurance will cover it. He can afford it as long as he’s getting big baseball income, but there will always be another young athlete flush with cash to buy it. Meanwhile, he can borrow off some of the equity. It actually IS a better investment than many others.

    • chumthumper - Feb 23, 2013 at 9:49 AM

      Forrest Gump’s momma said you only need so much money to live on, the rest is for showing off.

  7. eagles512 - Feb 22, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    If you’re going to take a shot, at least make it even remotely funny.

  8. sisisisisisisi - Feb 22, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    How is Jessica related to Jayson?

  9. larrybrown43 - Feb 22, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    And in three years when this guy’s career is over, the house will be on the market for 20 million in the hopes of getting 17 million.

  10. vanrossum1 - Feb 22, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    Craig’s posts are rarely about baseball, which he knows very little. Why does someone pay him for this crap. This troll belongs on some message board not paid by NBC.

  11. halohonk - Feb 22, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    How embarrising. He could have spent at least 5 million more. I mean he could have had 20 bathrooms instead of 15. Looks like this premadonna has got his priorities straight. 5 yrs from now he will be broke and whining about how he got screwed by MLB or his agent or something. A 25 million dollar house. What the F! Only in America. What a country. I love baseball but the $$$ these guys make suck. When is enough enough? Im going to enjoy watching Mike Trout bust his ass for the minimum $ he is making these nxt few years because he does it for the love of the game not for the big house.

  12. randygnyc - Feb 22, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    Mike trout plays for 900k because he’s forced to, not because of the love of the game.

    • historiophiliac - Feb 22, 2013 at 11:10 PM

      And when he doesn’t have to any more, he’ll get a helluva pay raise.

  13. halohonk - Feb 22, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    Trout is 21. He is a baseball virgin. It hasn’t gone to his head yet. He is a breath of freash air. We all need to enjoy this guy and the way he plays the game. He might change when he becomes the games highest paid player but for now its awesome. Lets play ball!

  14. jwbiii - Feb 22, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    How do you judge a player’s “love for the game”? It’s a difficult thing. Some players, after they’re done in MLB, play in Indy leagues or winter leagues that pay peanuts. You can say that Jose Canseco and Manny Ramirez are media whores, and you may be right. But the Worcester Tornadoes and the Cibao Aguilas aren’t exactly awash in media coverage. They’re playing in those places because that’s where they can play.

  15. oldnavyperformancefleece - Feb 22, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    Craig is lame….someone should organize a boycott against commenting on his Phillies posts so he has nothing to wack off to

    • historiophiliac - Feb 22, 2013 at 10:40 PM

      Ok, you start.

  16. siftin thru nonsense - Feb 23, 2013 at 12:02 AM

    Overpaid and Underproducing. How bout hitting over .220? or over 180 vs lefties. Stop blaming fans for putting pressure on you to hit lefties. Grow up. Ridiculously overpaid. Sickens me. Do something to help this team please.

  17. craigisaloser - Feb 23, 2013 at 12:05 AM

    Craig would drop to his knees and become a human jock strap in a second if it meant he could afford such a home. But no one will pay him for his cut and paste blogs anywhere close so it looks like he’ll have to continue his jock strap services for free

  18. girlsknowsportstoo - Feb 23, 2013 at 8:06 AM

    Craig still lives in the family basement so what else would you expect from him?

  19. Cereal - Feb 23, 2013 at 8:10 AM

    Terrible investment Ryan,,,you’ll regret this in 14 years. Has Tiger’s house sold yet ? All you need is a condo in Miami

    • historiophiliac - Feb 23, 2013 at 10:25 AM

      Hello. My name is Sammy Sosa. Am I to understand, as I sit here in my dashing ochre sweater, that you are interested in some real estate in the Miami area? #realsammysosa

  20. polonelmeagrejr - Feb 23, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    Once upon a time when I used to make quite a bit of money I built a vacation home on a lake; it was a beautiful place which over a period of years I came to realize was the worst mistake I ever made, as the payments and upkeep made it so the house owned me. THe good part was that it forced me to re evaluate my priorities and marriage. SO, different opriorities with a diffferent mate. AM much happier without the house and the overfed harpie of a mate.

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