Octavio Dotel is just days away from setting a vagabond Major League Baseball record. The veteran relief pitcher is in camp with the Detroit Tigers, and when he makes his regular season debut in April it will mark his 13th team, a new record.
Drifting around the United States isn't easy, but Dotel tells the Detroit Free Press he's picked up a few tricks over the years to make it easier.
He never buys a home, always renting. Forget buying furniture, he looks for places fully furnished. Dotel doesn't bother changing his driver's license and never touches his car registration or license plates.
The Dominican Republic is home for Dotel and his wife, Massiel, during the off-season. (By the way, when quizzed by the Free Press, Dotel's bride couldn't name all the teams her husband has pitched for over his 13 seasons.) She's become a master of leaving town at a moment's notice. "I can pack everything in three days," she told the Freep. "Usually, there is someone with me, maybe his brother or his mother. I'm not alone. I have somebody help me."Full Story >>