Reggie Willits is now the leadoff hitter for the Los Angeles Angels, but three years ago he was a poor minor leaguer trying to build a house for his family. He built a shed for a batting cage first and to save money, they moved right in. From the outside, it looks like a warehouse, 60 feet long and 32 feet wide. But inside, it has everything a baseball family would ever need: a place to eat, sleep and hit. When he wants to bat, he just pushes aside the sofas, gets his wife and kid to feed the balls into the machine and whacks away.
According to the New York Times, he credits his emergence, at least in part, to the cage he calls home. While other players travel long distances to workout centers in the off-season, Willits merely has to roll out of bed and start taking his hacks.
So kids, live/work not only saves energy and resources, its your ticket to the show. ::New York Times