Your Mama was flummoxed, flabbergasted and all kinds of perplexed this morning when we opened the New York Post to find an article on the brouhaha developing over the titanic mansion that nearly deified New York Yankee Derek Jeter is building down in Tampa, FL.
A peep into the property records and a few flicks of the well worn beads on Your Mama's bejeweled abacus shows that in two separate transaction in 2005 and 2006 Mister Jeter paid an eye popping $7,666,000 for three contiguous waterfront lots on Bahama Circle in the sleepy Davis Islands community. Combined, according to records, the three lots total just under 1.3 acres.
According to some reports, some of Mister Jeter's new neighbors are taking umbrage at the scale of the not yet completed crib which is scheduled to measure in at a boo-teek hotel sized 31,000 square feet. Your Mama did a bit of snooping around and figured out that Mister Jeter's new bachelor pad will be nearly six times the size of his next door neighbors' homes and nearly twice the size of his boss George Steinbrenner's 17,000+ square foot pile at Tampa's Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club. According to a blog devoted to the goings on around Davis Island, the average size of a Best Buy store is 39,000 so that should give the children some idea of what kind of space in which Mister Jeter will be rambling around.
Lahrd have mercy chickens, who knew Derek Jeter was a real estate size queen?
Other amenities of the Mister Jeter's residential beast are reported to include garaging for six cars, 7 bedrooms, 9 poopers, an entertainment room, a billiard room and another room devoted to all his bat swinging and ball bandying memorabilia. All of this for a place to crash during the spring training which is all of three months of the damn year
The second issue some of Mister Jeter's neighbors are said to be beefing about is his request to erect a six foot privacy fence around the perimeter of his property. As it turns out, Tampa's zoning ordinances only allow for three foot fencing and he's requested a variance of some sort that will allow him his tall fence. However, according the the people at The Post, the president of the Davis Islands Civic Association doesn't seem so concerned about the size of the house or the fence and if Your Mama had to guess, we'd bet our long bodied bitches Linda and Beverly that Mister Jeter will get easy approval for his six foot fence and any other special consideration he might want for his part-time pad.
Have a look-see here at a nice cache of photos of Mister Jeter's under construction spring break bachelor pad.