February 28, 2007

SOMETIMES LIFE THROWS THE CURVES:

White's rock quarry could net pitcher billions (Associated Press, 2/28/07)

Matt White, a journeyman pitcher trying to make the Los Angeles Dodgers, could become baseball's first billionaire player.

It has nothing to do with his arm. He owns a rock quarry in western Massachusetts.

White, who has appeared in seven big league games in nine professional seasons, paid $50,000 three years ago to buy 50 acres of land from an elderly aunt who needed the money to pay for a nursing home.

While clearing out a couple acres to build a home, he discovered stone ledges in the ground, prompting him to have the property surveyed.

A geologist estimated there were 24 million tons of the stone on his land. The stone is being sold for upward of $100 per ton, meaning there's well over $2 billion worth of material used for sidewalks, patios and the like.


Geez, and our Grandmother tried to make me feel guilty about swiping her car...

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 28, 2007 6:39 PM
Comments

Stuck between some rocks and easy street.

Posted by: Mike Beversluis at February 28, 2007 7:45 PM
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