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CuriousG
08-18-2004, 03:01 PM
This may be slightly interesting to some. It is to me because I don't live too far away from this place. Cecil Fielder, the baseball player had his house foreclosed on. This is a link to the story that was in our local newspaper. There is also a link to a virtual tour of the mansion. This house is pretty amazing, it's worth a look. Anyone have $7.9 million to buy it? {dizzy}

http://www.floridatoday.com/!NEWSROOM/moneystoryN0818FORECLOSE.htm

Alec
08-18-2004, 08:22 PM
You forgot the link.

Teresa
08-18-2004, 10:47 PM
It's an invisible link! Written with invisible ink! LOL! Sorry, I just cracked up for a second!

CuriousG
08-19-2004, 09:26 AM
Sorry about that. I can't make the link work, so if you want to view the story, go to

http://www.floridatoday.com

and in the search field, type Cecil Fielder. It will be the first story in the search results. The article also has the link to the virtual tour.

SUNTREE -- Cecil and Stacey Fielder moved here in 1995 at the apex of an opulent, star-quality life.

He was one of the leading home-run hitters in pro baseball, making $9 million a year.

She was Mrs. Michigan and first runner-up in the Mrs. America contest.

They bought a house to equal their star power, spending $3.7 million on a 50-room mansion on 5 acres in the middle of the Suntree subdivision. It was the most-expensive residence in the county, originally built for a cruise-line executive.

They first had seen the house in 1993.

"I told Cecil then that this was our retirement home. This was our place," Stacey Fielder said.

They renovated the mansion, and Fielder had his nickname -- Big Daddy -- outlined in brick on the driveway entrance. Three years later, the family and the house co-starred in a story in an Ebony magazine feature, which fawned about the mansion's 19,500 square feet, the nine fireplaces, gymnasium, theater and 8,000-bottle wine cellar. But the Fielders' dream fell apart amid soaring expenses and debt, including more than $2 million owed on mortgages on the estate and $1 million owed to casino resorts in Las Vegas and Atlantic City.

jamesglewisf
08-19-2004, 01:03 PM
Use the vbcodes. There is a link at the bottom of the page that talks about posting rules. It it says "vB code is on."

It takes you here: http://frappydoo.com/forum/misc.php?do=bbcode