Monday, March 27, 2017

The Opposite of a Flake

J. T. Snow
At an autograph signing in Millbrae in 2005.
The Chronicle real estate section has a wee bit of pun with a former SF Giant's vacation home: J.T. Snow Selling Snowy Retreat in the Tahoe Area.
Former San Francisco Giant J.T. Snow is set to release his Truckee, CA, home. The six-time Gold Glover’s vacation getaway is on the market for $1.6 million.

This four-bedroom, 3.5-bath, 3,750-square-foot mountain retreat sure looks like a home run.
A scoop he didn't bobble (SFGate)
Normally, I wouldn't give this listing a second glance, but it's a sign of these overheated times that Mr. Snow's property looks like a bargain compared to the Peninsula, where properties half the size go for about the same price.

I've always liked J.T. Snow, who didn't have superstar talent but through indefatigable effort lasted 13 years in the majors.

His most famous "play" occurred in the 2002 World Series, when he scooped up 3-year-old batboy Darren Baker, son of Giants manager Dusty Baker, as J.T. crossed home plate. A touching moment that could well have been very serious.

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