Re: Great article on Carson Palmer in today's Enquirer
Pro football players are much more likely to live full-time in the city that they play. Training camp, which starts a month before the regular season, is held locally. Then you have the voluntary and involuntary mini-camps and conditioning programs, usually held at the team's stadium or workout facility. And the players come in year-round to lift and do other things.
Baseball players, OTOH, usually are only in town during the season -- particularly if it's a cold weather city. Baseball players aren't going to want to spend too much time in Cincinnati (or Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Detroit or Minnesota etc.) from November-February. They can afford their golf course homes in Orlando or Phoenix and can usually stay there during the February/March spring training period. Also, baseball players are much more likely to jump from team to team during all points in their career, where football players stay put. So Joe Randa and isn't going to want to buy a house in Cincinnati when they probably won't be here very long. And Latin players, who comprise a huge portion of MLB rosters, are going to return to their native lands after the season anyway.
Last edited by Reds/Flyers Fan; 05-31-2005 at 10:59 AM.