|Zack Greinke loves the Dodgers but hates Los Angeles traffic. (US Presswire)|
Take it away, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register:
[Zack Greinke ] hates traffic as much as anyone transplanted to Southern California. In fact, after signing with the Dodgers as a free agent this winter, he wanted to live on a beach. But the thought of fighting the traffic to Dodger Stadium on a regular basis was so unappealing he looked into another option -- taking a helicopter to the park.
"I did. I looked into it but I don't think you can land at the stadium," Greinke said. "It's not as easy as it sounds."
The 29-year-old Greinke signed a $147-million contract with the Dodgers this past winter, and when you're that wealthy you can commission helicopters to fly you from home to work to avoid traffic. It's a perk.
The more important question here is why don't the Dodgers have a helipad at Dodger Stadium? Their new ownership group has not been shy about spending money, and shortening commutes might be baseball's new market inefficiency. Think about it, all the fun of living in Southern California with none of the hassle. Greinke is onto something here. He's an innovator.
(h/t our own Jack Moore)
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