Ye Olde Corner Bookstore Outfielder

Early this week a satirical blog post about Carl Crawford opening an antiquarian bookshop in Boston went viral across the twitters, leading us to believe that people are quick to overestimate the amount of time professional athletes have outside their day job to indulge their hobbies (or maybe just kind of stupid). So we want to pose a challenge to our readership: what fictional second job/hobby might a Sox or Yankee player have, could they monetize this hobby, and could we tweet about their intentions do turn "pro" with such a hobby and end somewhere like the LA Times culture section because of a preposterous hypothesis about said hobby. What say you, dear YFs and SFs?

First stab: Jonathan Papelbon, Dungeons and Dragons addict, founder and proprietor of an on-line purveyor of wacky dice.

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Dustin Pedroia:
Walt Disney World
-Ratatouille suit in the Magic Kingdon
Porn Magnate
-releases his extensive home movie collection
Derek Jeter:
Life Coach
-teaches athletes how to keep the media at bay while tearing through piles of women

Josh Beckett: Game ranch owner. Oh, wait..he already operates one of the best ranches in Texas (and the United States), which he probably makes just as much money doing as pitching.
JD Drew: one of those guards outside Buckingham Palace.
CC Sebathia: Quality Control operator at Hostess.

Apparently, the Yankees have inked Everyday Pedro for 9M (not sure of years).
If it’s for two, this is a good deal for the best LOOGY in the game right now when said pitcher is definitely going to be needed for 19 games next year.

Jeter: one of those performance art guys that puts on a costume and stands still for three hours in a busy area making people wonder if he is a statue while they throw money at him. Wait, what? Outside his day job? Oh. Budding starlet QC Inspector, and he is damn good at it.

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