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Home robbed of Evan Longoria and teammates

A home rented by Evan Longoria and three other Tampa Bay Rays teammates for spring training was robbed this weekend. Longoria, David Price and Reid Brignac had over $50,000 of personal items stolen from their rented home while the team played a game at Charlotte Sports Park.

 ”They took pretty much everything that was ours inside the house,” Longoria said. Among the stolen items include: Xboxs, iPads, watches, laptops and Longoria’s AK-47.

The fact that Longoria had a gun in the home of his spring training camp residence has raised some eyebrows amoung Rays fans, but according to the sherrif investigating the case, the gun is perfectly legal.

Though Longoria declined to go into detail he did say, “It’s a personal item. Obviously they’re going to say things that are taken. I think everything within the house is personal and we’ll just leave it at that.”

Longoria was a victim of theft earlier in spring training when his 1967 Camaro was stolen from an autobody shop in Arizona. Police do not think the crimes are related. And I thought stealing was encouraged in baseball?!?

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Coco Crisp secruity was following him when arrested for DUI

Athletes are notorious for doing stupid things, and a DUI falls nothing short…. but Oakland A’s outfielder Coco Crisp took it a step further. Not only was the switch hitter arrested for driving under the influence but now new details have been released that his private security team was following Crisp on the night of his DUI.

According to Scottsdale police, Crisp blew a .13 blood alcohol level. Crisp was driving a 2009 Rolls Royce that was being followed by a Dodge pickup truck. Crisp told police “there were some issues with some people so the secret service was providing security.

Coco joins Miguel Cabrera as the second baseball player to be pulled over for a DUI during spring training.

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