Here’s Your Reminder That Ryan Howard’s House is Still Being Built and is Still Massive

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Photos via @mattstankowski

Photos via @mattstankowski

Reader Matt was spending some time down in Florida when he realized he was staying about a block away from Ryan Howard’s perpetually under-construction, so-big-it’s-silly, moat mansion. We’ve seen the GIFs before, and some other pictures, but these are probably the best shots of what the money from Howard’s 115 strikeouts in 2014 is going towards.

Really though, we cannot get over the size of this thing. There’s like a dozen pillars. A. Dozen. Pillars. This is the house of a drug cartel or a movie villain or a cartoon billionaire, not an overpaid athlete. Which number do you think is higher: The number of rooms in this house or the number of Howard’s career triples (20). My guess is the former.

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47 Comments

  • Has been Russian comic July 16, 2014 at 11:30 am

    What a country…

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  • The colonel July 16, 2014 at 11:41 am

    What I find greatest about Derek jeter from listening to him yesterday before the ASG about how he wants his legacy to be about consistency and giving the Yankees exactly what they expected and what they paid for and delivering… THAN THeReS THiS ASSHOLE!!!!!!!

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    • Tony Blundetto July 16, 2014 at 11:44 am

      ^^^This may be the comment of the day^^^^

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      • Tony Blundetto July 16, 2014 at 11:45 am

        Why the fuck am I waiting moderation??

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    • Kyle Scott July 16, 2014 at 11:52 am

      Derek Jeter is making $12 million this year and he has a .647 OPS.

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      • Davis July 16, 2014 at 12:55 pm

        Jeter’s made a ton of money from Yankees salaries: $265,159,364

        Howard is at $130,255,000 (does not include the $73 mil left on current contract for 3 more freaking years) for his career, 6 years younger than Jeter, and 10 years less time in the league.

        Not sure what all that means, but it still upsets me for some reason.

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    • Dave G July 16, 2014 at 3:23 pm

      Awesome post..all i know is his wife better do a whole lot more teaching because hes done.

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  • Tony Montana July 16, 2014 at 11:41 am

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  • Chester Lampwick July 16, 2014 at 11:47 am

    All i need is a solid gold house and a rocket car.

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  • mk July 16, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Why be pissed at Ryan Howard for building this house? He is keeping a lot of illegals in steady work.

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  • Matt July 16, 2014 at 11:51 am

    12 total air conditioning units as well. 6 on each side. Massive

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  • Your Mother July 16, 2014 at 11:55 am

    This is Ruben Amaro’s fault, not Ryan Howard’s fault. With that said, Ryan better just bank every single cent he earns from the Phillies because once this contract runs out he’ll barely be able to keep the lights on in that mansion. I’d be surprised to see him given another ML job after this to be honest.

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    • Are you stupid? July 16, 2014 at 11:58 am

      He is making over 125 million bucks in his career. Do you have any idea how much money that is? He hardly needs to “bank every cent”. I think he splurge a little.

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      • Your Mother July 16, 2014 at 12:16 pm

        Allen Iverson made over 125 million bucks in his career and didn’t have a mansion like this one built. He’s broke and he isn’t even old yet.

        Howard is spending 25% of his total earnings on a home which is probably going to run about 200k for taxes alone annually, maybe more. He best bank every cent or hope the market for gaudy mansions is in it’s prime in 10 years.

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        • Big difference July 16, 2014 at 12:21 pm

          There is a big difference between banking every cent and living AI levels of “hoodrichness” and bankrolling an entire crew of ne’er do wells. Just making the point the guy can live a really awesome life without saving all his money. By not purposely blowing his money and being irresponsible to the point of insult, he will be fine.

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        • KAClE July 16, 2014 at 4:26 pm

          Iverson gambled at least half of his earnings away, with the majority of the other half divided up between the posse members, his ex-wife, and booze.

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          • Baroo July 25, 2014 at 7:50 pm

            Actually, Iverson is still owed around a $50MM balloon payment when he turned a certain age (50?). He’s far from broke. Yet.

  • JG July 16, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Looks like Evander Holyfield was his architect. Too bad Evander didn’t tell him that homes this big lead to bankruptcy!

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  • The Stork Twins July 16, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    He should be fixing his swing instead of daydreaming about his mansion

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  • Tyrone July 16, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    He’s got the white girl & the mansion

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  • Charlie Brown July 16, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    The triples reference is so dumb.

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  • I feel bad for Howard July 16, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    125 million x 65%(taxes) = 81.25 million. not sure if this is right but some pimple faced troll out there will correct me.

    ALSO don’t forget the money he owes his agent and the yearly tax the NAACP charges Howard for marrying a white girl.

    So if your ask me, he needs all the money he can get!

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  • he will never have $ issues July 16, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    Do you think he doesn’t have investments? He’ll pay the taxes from interest earned i’d imagine and all other utility bills too.. common… rich people just get richer, money makes money… dude will never be broke or close to it unless he starts smoking rock

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    • Gwest July 16, 2014 at 12:50 pm

      Not to mention all that Subway money!

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    • Lenny Dykstra July 16, 2014 at 1:05 pm

      How did my investments in Wayne Gretsky’s Mansion work out?

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    • UL Washington's Toothpick July 17, 2014 at 2:00 am

      that’s why athletes are lined up down the block to participate in “30 for 30 Broke” on ESPN.

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  • akeem July 16, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    Haters gona hate…smdh

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  • Maxie July 16, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Well, money does not shine shit as my grandfather always said! What horrible, tacky taste. He will probably get his own zip code.

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  • The Big Thief July 16, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Will show up at the anniversary reunion in 2028 clocking in around 400lbs and divorced.

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    • Jay Stein July 16, 2014 at 1:27 pm

      Wonder if his wife is using him for his $$

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      • bilsimo July 31, 2014 at 12:58 am

        of course she is.

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  • M C Hammer July 16, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    ….I used to have something similar.

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  • Big Piece of Shit July 16, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    My house has 12 pillars – that means I have 11 more pillars at my house than I have fans.

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  • mac July 16, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    By the time this thing is finished crystal will be long gone, along with half of whatever big nose has in the bank.
    This guy has no prospects for employment after he is done. Not successful or beloved enough to keep getting endorsements in retirement, not compelling or funny enough to be an analyst, too stubborn and lazy to be in baseball as a coach. The money isn’t going to last.

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    • Phineas Gage July 16, 2014 at 2:34 pm

      Granted, this house is ostentatious as fuck. Who needs that much space?

      Disagree about your assessment of him though. When he signed that huge contract extension, I thought the Phillies were paying him in part because they were investing in their brand. At the time, he was the face of the franchise: he was a big-time power hitter who hit the long ball without steroids. He was the only one on the team with a national endorsement deal. He was more the face of the franchise than Utley because, while I love Utley’s grit and work ethic, he just isn’t a personable guy.

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  • Big day on 97.5 July 16, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Mike Miss doing Seinfeld questions for general knowledge. Seriously, next Wed will be Goodfellas and the following Wed will be Roadhouse. Is this guy a fucking joke or what. Are these movies and TV shows his entire life when he goes home.

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    • Jason Myr-Tit-us July 16, 2014 at 3:16 pm

      You forgot “Al Pachino”, “Robert DeNiro” and “The Wire”

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  • RubenSux July 16, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Fuck him and his whore white wife.

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  • Bird Man July 16, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    His nose is so damn big he can smell a fart before it even clears the rectum

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  • Tim July 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Can he even walk from one end to the other without tearing every muscle in his legs?

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  • Mike July 17, 2014 at 1:06 am

    The House that Ruben Built

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  • UL Washington's Toothpick July 17, 2014 at 2:04 am

    my favorite part of the house is the Cupola

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  • Tone July 30, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Too outlandish!
    Waste of money…these guys must learn how to invest what they earned so it can trickle down to all their generations after them…..really foolish in my opinion. Learn from the 2nd richest in the USA Warren Buffet….modesty is the key to keeping your money!

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  • Chris July 30, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Kyle Scott is the worst thing to happen to Philadelphia sports since Ruben Amaro Jr.

    Who the hell cares that he is building a house?

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  • EileenD July 30, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    We were staying next to this behemoth of a mansion right on the Gulf in Sand Key. Ryan has actually had a small water park built on the inside center of the house for his kids and visitors. NOT KIDDING this manse is crazy big!

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  • Lou Diamondx August 2, 2014 at 8:03 am

    Stop blaming Howard. Its Ruben that gave him that contract. Anyone would of signed it.

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  • who cares August 16, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Seriously? Everyone posting critical and judgemental comments here need to remember we live in America where this is possible. Good for him for living the dream. Stop whining and work harder. Hating on someone for succeeding is pathetic.

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