Well, we here in Lipstick City absolutely can’t wait for the Dodgers to collapse down the stretch bring playoff baseball back to The Basin. Of course, my radar is currently out for any and all exciting Dodger news. So along with Jeff Kent’s annual charity Lemon Sucking Festival in Monrovia going off yesterday afternoon without a hitch, I’ve got some Derek Lowe dish.
#1 #2 #3 #4 starter making $9M-per has put his 4,260 square-foot Manhattan Beach home on the market (nice timing). Asking price? THE REAL ESTALKER reports $5.7M (good luck).
A steep asking price, but when you’re staring stiff alimony and child support payments in the face after a reported marriage-busting affair with former Fox Sports Net anchor Carolyn Hughes, I guess it’s understandable.
“Your Mama” from the real estate blog has some of the sordid particulars of Lowe’s alleged extracurriculars…
Number One: In January of 2005 he signed an eye popping 4-year contract with the L.A. Dodgers that pays him a whopping $9,000,000 per year.
Number Two: After two years as the only so-so starting pitcher, he was demoted to the number two slot for the 2008 season. Presumably that does not affect his fat paycheck.
And Number Three: Just a few short months after arriving in Los Angeles, the very married with children Mister Lowe began a lurid affair with a gal named Carolyn Hughes, a former pageant queen who covered the Dodgers for the folks at Fox. Each eventually left their respective spouses and reportedly shacked up in sin.
So if you’re flush with cash (and these days, who isn’t?!), and have an affinity for neighbors living six inches from your shower window, then you’ll love Lowe’s Manhattan Beach spread.