This has to violate at least 10 of baseball's "unwritten rules."
If you don’t follow baseball then you won’t know who Yoenis Cespedes is. Cespedes is a Cuban slugger who currently plays for the New York Mets, a team he helped lead to the World Series last year. The squad lost but Cespedes was rewarded for his play with a three-year deal worth $75 million. Cespedes has made a lot of money since debuting with the Oakland A’s back in 2012. As such he’s bought quite a few cars, and he’s showing them off one by one in spring training this year.
Cespedes was spotted rolling into the Mets spring facility in Port St. Lucie, Florida, in a customized Polaris SL. Andrew Beaton, writing for The Wall Street Journal, reports that $40,000 worth of custom work was done to the three-wheeler by Alex Vega of The Auto Firm. (You might remember Vega for his work on Floyd Mayweather Jr’s rides.) Cespedes is a big fan of Vega’s. He spent $30,000 at his shop to have his Ford F-250 turned into a monster truck and another $80,000 to turn his Lamborghini Aventador into a flame-spitting monster. Mets reporters have been having a ball with Cespedes cars, as have teammates and coaches.
Adam Rubin of ESPN snapped a photo of hitting coach Kevin Long grabbing photos of Cespedes’ Lambo and Anthony DiComo of MLB.com commented on the Aventador's custom exhaust. Beaton tweeted that the Mets outfielder is planning to roll into camp in his Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione next. Wow, what a lineup. Baseball has a ton of unwritten rules, and showing up to spring training in flashy rides day after day probably violates at least 10 of them. But Mets players and coaches seem to be having fun spectating all of the Cuban’s custom cars, and that’s really what spring training is about (fun). Here’s hoping Cespedes keeps slugging home runs and adding to his stable.