Daily Archives: October 6, 2010

Almost a perfect game

Philadelphia’s Doc Halladay pitched the second no hitter in post-season baseball history and missed a perfect game by just one measly walk. Halladay did pitch a perfect game back in June, so he’s probably cool with his no hitter. Interesting, to me at least, is that after laboring in obscurity up in Toronto for twelve years, the 33-year-old eschewed free agency and took a three year deal with the Phillies for $60 million. Apparently he could have received far more had he gone the free agent route, but he wanted to play for a contender. And after all, how much money do you need? But good for him – I think I’ll start rooting for the Phillies. Haven’t checked on the Yankees yet but with any luck, they’re losing

UPDATE: Yankees won, but a good game, with lead changes, come-backs and all the essential elements of great baseball. As for Halladay, he’s a 6′ 6″ Mormon, with all sorts of charitable acts under his belt. Babe Ruth must be spinning in his grave.

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(another) price cut

221 Taconic Rd

This place on just under 5 acres sold for $4.150 back in 2002. The buyer tried for $5.2 a year later but didn’t get it. So he did some renovations and tried again in 2008, asking $8.2 million. Today he’s back down to $4.950. Assessment is $2.679.

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Sales, etc.

 

135 Riverside Avenue

 

This spec house, rented out when it wouldn’t sell for $3.795, is back on the market. But now it’s 3 or 4 years old. Hmm.

 

 

 

79 Byram Shore Road has sold for $6.9 million. It’s an acre and a half, direct waterfront with a mooring and a dock. Originally asked $9.5 million back in 2008, assessment is $4.9. Byram Shore’s allure has always eluded me but it has commanded some of the highest prices in Greenwich real estate.

 

72 Dearfield Drive

 

This house on Dearfield is now with a new agent and asking $1.295, down quite a bit from its 2005 price of $2.295. Assessment is $1.264, so reality must be setting in.

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