Before jumping on the A Train for my long late-night journey uptown, I grabbed a copy of the Village Voice's "Best Of" issue. And under the category "Best Retired Baseball Player", I found this little blurb.Yes, the beefy ex-Red Sox slugger ended his career a few years ago with a desultory tour as a Met with aching knees. But if Mo Vaughn stunk up Queens, he's doing wonders in Brooklyn as a clean-up man. A savvy businessman now, Vaughn is helping revitalize such places as Brownsville by buying crumbling buildings and renovating them so that ordinary folk--not hipsters--can actually live in them. So far, bad knees and all, Vaughn is batting 1.000 since he retired.
Good work, Mo.