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Reggie Willits Is A Cage Dweller

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There's a cute little story in the New York Times today about Angels outfielder Reggie Willits, who's raising a family in a batting cage. It's one giant room, 60 feet long and 32 feet wide, with a batting cage, kitchen, living area, beds ... and no walls between any of them.


That's a hell of a lot of dedication ... for Willits and his family. His wife, when she's not busy, stands there and puts baseballs into the pitching machine for him. I once heard that John Daly was sleeping in a greenside bunker at a municipal course in Arkansas, but that was probably for an entirely different reason.

Now that Willits is making major league money, they plan on building an actual home around the batting cage ... and I hope it's sooner than later. Because one day, Willits' son is going to want to masturbate, and I'd rather he did it in the privacy of his own room with a copy of Jugs Magazine, and not out in the open next to a Jugs machine.

Life in a Cage: Baby Sleeps, Mom Cooks, Dad Bats [New York Times]
Reggie Willits Lives In A Batting Cage [Bugs and Cranks]