Would You Buy a House From This Guy?

dougie1Once deserving of a police escort from the airport in order to arrive at Fenway on time; Doug Mirabelli was pushed into retirement after the Red Sox jettisoned him last spring training. Now the career backup catcher has moved onto a new career: selling real estate.

Doug Mirabelli has joined Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors as a full-time sales associate working out of the 522 East Front Street office. Prior to joining Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors, Mirabelli played professional Baseball, winning two World Series with the Boston Red Sox. A native of Las Vegas, Nevada, Mirabelli met his now wife, Kristin while both were attending Wichita State, where she was an All-American Softball Player. They have been residents of Traverse City for the past 5 years, and have three children. Having passed his real estate exam and joined the Traverse Area Association of REALTORS, Mirabelli is now engaging in an entirely different version of spring training than in years past, namely the extensive training that Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors requires of all its new sales associates. Mirabelli expects that his real estate career will allow him to support the youth of the region, and plans to direct a portion of his earnings toward funding his Catch Em All Foundation, which focuses on increasing youth opportunities in the Grand Traverse area. “We’re happy to have Doug Mirabelli join our company,” said Ken Schmidt, CEO of Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors. “He obviously has a drive to succeed and a willingness to work hard to achieve his goals.” Schmidt first contacted Mirabelli after he retired from baseball, having noted the success that other professional athletes had achieved working with other Coldwell Banker Brokers around the country.

I can’t think of a better market to get into than REAL ESTATE during a huge recession where no one has the money to get a loan and I can’t think of a better place to sell said real estate than Michigan, a state where NO one has ANY money. The market there has to be HUGE!

If you were wondering whether or not to make Doug your real estate agent, he has this convincing bit up on his profile:

Professional Background

I have had an outstanding history of success in my former career as a professinal athlete. I now plan on leveraging my hard work ethic and success for my former athletic teams to my new “team” – my clients in real estate.

While I’ll agree that he was on TEAMS with a history of success, when you retire with a career OPS+ of 86 after 12 seasons I don’t think that can be considered either “outstanding” or “success.”

[Coldwell Banker Brokers via Barstool Sports]

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