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.

Dotel currently shares the wandering mark with pitchers Mike Morgan and Ron Villone as well as slugger Matt Stairs.

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."

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Sure the Chicago Cubs can't compete with the Red Sox most seasons, but a fan of the lovable losers just pulled of a World Championship move in cyberspace.

Boston's beloved baseball team is moving into JetBlue Park this spring in Ft. Myers, Fla. The new crown jewel of the Grapefruit League cost an estimated $78 million to build ... but they probably wish they'd spent a few more bucks.

A resident not far from the new ballpark owns the most likely web domain name for the Red Sox new spring home. Eric Engelman purchased the site last year.

"It was kind of funny to me because I couldn't believe nobody checked it first," Engelman told WINK TV. "I just went on to godaddy.com and typed in jetbluepark.com and its was available. So I went ahead, searched out a coupon online and bought it."

So for a grand total of eight dollars, Engelman bought JetBluePark.com. But since he's not a Red Sox supporter, he figured he'd have some fun with fans of the New England team.

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It's not easy being green. Or trying to go green when you're up against a man with a lot of green who's trying to build a really sweet green.

In other words, Donald Trump is engaged in a bit of a battle over a proposed wind farm that is threatening to tower over his $1.184 billion luxury golf resort project in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Trump International Golf Links Scotland is scheduled to open on June 28, but who on earth will book a vacation at the stunning coastal resort if views of the sea are tarnished by 11 wind turbines, reaching 65 stories tall and resting 1.5-2.5 miles from the shore? Not to mention the distraction they could pose for, say, an American businessman trying to drive on the wrong side of his rented Scottish golf cart?

According to GolfWeek.com, Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond received a desperate cry for help from Trump, who fears the turbines may in fact be "disastrous and environmentally irresponsible" and will be "an ugly cloud hanging over the future of the great Scottish coastline."

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Some guys get ready for spring training by hitting the weight room; others swim with sharks.

And we're not talking about agents or reporters.

Relief pitcher Mark Melancon, just added to the Red Sox bullpen this offseason, took his wife with him on a dive with great white sharks in New Zealand last month. Melancon and his wife, Mary Catherine, were in the land of the Kiwi on an MLB-sponsored trip to teach kids about baseball, according to WEEI.

"Those Great Whites are pretty scary but with that said, it was really neat," he told the radio station. "It was kind of a 'bucket list' thing but the whole reason I was down there was to teach camps for New Zealand kids who are just learning baseball. That was just a fabulous experience.

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The pinnacle for most golf courses is hosting a PGA Tour event. But The Riviera Country Club is not most golf courses.

The site of this weekend's Northern Trust Open has a history that overshadows the action on the fairways and greens. Nestled in the Pacific Palisades of Los Angeles, Riviera has hosted the tournament since 1973, save for two years it was preparing for more prominent events. Before that time, though, it was the playground of the biggest names in Hollywood.

Since its opening in 1927, Riviera has starred in movies and television, hosted Olympic events and served as a wedding location for several famous names in the sporting world. Its membership includes a who's who of the best box office draws of the past hundred years.

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They don't have any big-time professional sports franchises in South Carolina, so let's just say they take their college athletics a little more seriously than most in the Palmetto State.

A South Carolina state lawmaker, concerned that the longstanding Clemson-South Carolina football rivalry might become a casualty of realignment in college football, proposed a law that would mandate the game be played.

Rep. Nathan Ballentine put together the bill, which would have required the college football rivalry game be played by state law. The Charleston Post and Courier reports the legislation, which was opposed by officials from both universities, was presented on Wednesday and quickly defeated in subcommittee.

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Enjoy the surf, sand and beautiful people; just leave the pigskin at home.

Southern California residents can now be cited by police for playing football on the beaches of America's second largest city.

The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors raised fines to up to $1,000 for anyone who dares throw a football or dreaded Frisbee on beaches in Los Angeles County. KCBS reports a 37-page ordinance was passed on Tuesday that details what beach activities could disrupt or even injure citizens.

While AEG debates building a massive NFL stadium in downtown L.A., residents who attempt to toss, throw, or kick a football or any object on beaches other than a volleyball or beach ball between Memorial Day and Labor Day are criminals in the eyes of Los Angeles.

The pigskin ban is in effect during the peak summer months but the new rules will not be enforced during the cooler and slower winter off-season.

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Super Bowl ticket prices suffered a shocking crash on Sunday as demand for the NFL's championship game fell far short of 2011 levels.

After peaking earlier in the week, the cost of seats at Lucas Oil Stadium dropped steadily throughout Sunday morning and early afternoon -- both with online ticket retailers such as StubHub and SeatGeek.com, as well as out on the streets of downtown Indianapolis.

The cheapest seat available on Stubhub dropped from more than $1,600 early Sunday to $949 two hours before kickoff, to the surprise of many experts who expected the match-up between two marquee teams to attract greater interest.

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A throwaway remark aimed at thanking his parents for supporting his career has made Tom Brady "the most-hated man in Buffalo."

During a media session on Wednesday, the New England Patriots quarterback was asked to describe the commitment made by his father, Tom, Sr., in the early days of his career. Brady had no idea he was about to stumble into a storm of controversy -- at least in the proud New York city by the Canadian border.

"My dad was always there to support me," Brady said. "He's been there every step of the way. Then I went to school a long ways from home (University of Michigan) and he and my mom were there at every home football game that they could possibly be at and a lot of road games, too.

"And even when I started my pro career, he traveled to Buffalo. I don't know if you guys have ever been to the hotels in Buffalo -- they're not the nicest places in the world -- but he would still travel to those. It was just great to grow up in a house like that and feel so supported by your mom and dad."

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In case you've never seen it before, Indianapolis' Lucas Oil Stadium shares a striking resemblance to a massive barn -- that is, if barns had retractable roofs, club seating and a pair of enormous Jumbotrons. Anchoring the south end of downtown Indianapolis, the House that Peyton Built will be packed to the rafters on Sunday night, with nearly 70,000 fans expected to cram into the stadium for Super Bowl XLVI.

As you might expect, tickets for Sunday's game aren't cheap. At SeatGeek, we’re constantly tracking the ups and downs of ticket prices on over 60 secondary ticket marketplaces, and with average prices for this year's Super Bowl just shy of $3,500, one absolute fact is that tickets to year's big game are very expensive. So we asked ourselves a simple question: What it would cost, at a bare minimum, for the absolute worst seat in the Big Barn on Sunday?

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