If you bought a home out there 20 years ago then you are likely talking about a different situation than today.
That place reeks of money and leftism.
"Being a retired mediocre ball player is,it seems,quite lucrative."
Remy played ten years in the majors and, according to baseball-reference.com made about $480K his last season. He made the All-Star team once. So he probably had a nice grub stake coming out of baseball. He is also a pretty agressive seller of junk collectibles and clothing items like his scorecards and Wally and Wally's chair, which NESN lets him plug during games. He also does appearances on cruises and such. So, I bet he is pretty liquid. I like his analysis of the games, but I am growing tired of him constantly selling crap.