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Ever Wanted a Cy Young Award?

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Jim Palmer with two of his three Cy Young Awards. Want to buy one?

Every year, Major League Baseball grants the Cy Young Award to the best pitcher in each league, as decided by the Baseball Writers Association of America. And if you’ve always dreamed of displaying one on your mantel, between your Oscar and your bowling trophies, now just might be your chance.

Back in the 1970s, Orioles pitcher Jim Palmer won the Cy Young Award three times; he also snagged a few Gold Gloves for his superior fielding. And now he’s decided to auction those awards off to the highest bidder. That’s great news for Orioles fans or people with elaborate fantasy lives in which they’re professional baseball players — as long as they can pony up the estimated $60,000 to $80,000 the Cy Young trophies are expected to garner. (The Gold Gloves are the bargain-hunters option; they’re estimated to go for around $15,000.) And before you accuse Palmer of being a sell-out, consider that Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams did the same thing.

Your Pet Wants You to Buy These Things

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Now that your dog’s hogging the TV, watching commercials broadcasted in frequencies that you can’t even hear, how are you supposed to spend your spare time?

We humbly suggest a peek at the online “Shop-a-Paw-Looza” auction, a fundraiser for the Maryland SPCA. They’ve got everything from club-level Ravens tickets to custom Charm City Cakes confectioneries to wine tasting tours to spa gift certificates to dolphin breakfasts (that is, breakfast WITH, not OF, dolphins). If you really want to make your animals feel appreciated (or guilty), consider bidding on a pet photo shoot, or a “luxury getaway at the Perfect Pet Resort!”

And, of course, the best part is that the auction funds go to the homeless dogs and cats at the Maryland SPCA. Bidding opens today, October 4, at noon, and runs through October 25 at 9 PM… and there are special prizes for early bidders.

Stemmer House Goes Up for Auction Weds.

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What a steal! We fell in love with Stemmer House when we featured it in Houstory in May. Now The Sun reports that the Owings Mills estate–complete with 27+ acres, two barns, a pool, a pond, glorious gardens and more–will go to auction in two days, August 3. Minimum bid: $1.4 million.

It’s a blessing or a curse, depending which side of the sale your on. But how can this be? Houses with a lot less acreage and features sell for a lot more around the city and county. It would be a shame to see this lovely treasure fall into the wrong hands. (Yes, it would make a lovely B&B or wedding and Bar Mitzvah venue, but really?) We’ll keep our fingers crossed that this local historic landmark goes to a true domi-phile who will give it the tender loving care it deserves. 

Stemmer House Auction

To take place on the premises: 2627 Caves Road, Owings Mills 21117

Wednesday, August 3

11:00 a.m.

$50,000 deposit required.

For more information: http://realestate.alexcooper.com/featured/

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