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Nats cribs vs. Redskins cribs

The past week has provided us a nice opportunity to compare a Nats crib with a Redskins crib. The three-bedroom bachelor pad shared by Nats relievers Craig Stammen, Tyler Clippard and Drew Storen was featured on MASNSports earlier in the week. (Watch it here.) And the 13,000-square Loudoun County mansion owned by Redskins safety LaRon Landry was featured in the latest issue of Home & Design, as discovered by the Skins Blog.

Now, obviously this isn't a totally baller-to-baller comparison. Landry presumably lives here full-time, while the Nats guys scatter in the offseason. Landry was a former first-round pick, and Clippard and Stammen weren't. Landry is out in the country, while the Nats relievers are closer to the city. Still, let's compare and contrast.

Home-Team Touch

Much of Landry's home is accented in burgundy and gold, but it's never more striking than with this light fixture about his billiards table. The Nats fellas don't have a billiard table, instead going with a shuffleboard table with a small bowling set, but they do have some home-team touches, like the Nats banner Clippard uses to block out the sun in his room.

"I need darkness to sleep, he explained.

Man Cave

Both residences have self-described man caves. Landry refers to his entire lower level as "Landry's Lounge."

The state-of-the-art home theater, designed by Mike Sines of Homerun Communications, is a big draw for Landry's teammates. "The theater gives me a chance to kick back and catch my brother play for the Ravens, as well as scout the opposition," says Landry. "I also like to have the 'fellas in and we all just hang and watch a movie on the big screen."

Back at Chez Nats, "This is the man cave right here," Clippard narrates. "We've got three recliners, we've got the Wii, Xbox, the whole nine yards. So we get it done in here for sure."

Career highlights

Landry has a "well-equipped gym decked out in the purple and gold colors of Louisiana State University--Landry's alma mater, where he became a football star. "

Storen affixed the lineup card from his first career MLB save on his bedroom wall.

"Good stuff," Clippard said.

"Good little reminder right there," Storen said. "Nothing too exciting.

Kitchen luxuries

Landry's kitchen "boasts two large islands, a dining area and a casual seating space, with "pendants over the island replaced overly formal chandeliers."

"This is what champions are made out of, boys and girls," Clippard said, opening the freezer in his kitchen.

Living space

Landry's sunroom "boasts a new sofa upholstered in Kravet fabric and oversized armchairs by John-Richard."

The Nats' sunroom boasts a red vacuum cleaner.

By Dan Steinberg  |  August 20, 2010; 11:35 AM ET
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The baseball crib is functional and practical for a bunch of bachelors, but I wouldn't mind having Landry's kitchen. My man cave is actually not that much different than Landry's - just smaller - with seating for 6 in overstuffed theater chairs, 100" projection TV flanked by a pair of 42" LCDs, humidor and a wet bar with kegerator.

Posted by: TheOneWhoHurtsMost | August 20, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

No one cares about your man cave TheONeWhoHurtsMost.

Posted by: RiggoisDrunk | August 20, 2010 12:52 PM | Report abuse

I like your style, RiggoisDrunk.

Posted by: GFisher1 | August 20, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Dan should have a competition for best mancaves. I would nominate my neighbor with his that would blow Landry's away!

Great comparison of the mancaves of the Nats and Landry but Landry owns!

Posted by: GoingGoingGone | August 20, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Check back in on Drew Storen in about 5 or 6 years, when he'll have some big paychecks in the bank - and have his degree completed (bet he forks out some serious cash to Stanford).

Plus most baseball players save their nice houses for Florida or Arizona.

Posted by: Kev29 | August 20, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

So, the kids are living within their means? Seems like a good idea to me. You can only play ball for so many years, after all.

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | August 20, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Landry has a "home theatre", the boys have a "man cave". Although I don't think I saw mention of a beer fridge.

Posted by: LurkerNowPoster | August 20, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Landy's salary so far:
07: 6.3 mill
08: 752k
09: 6.08
10: dunno

10: 402k

Tyler Clippard:
10: 401k

Drew Storen
dunno, but had a 1.6 mill signing bonus last year.

Bro, Setinberg, you think $alary might have something to do w/ why Landry has a better place?

And job security tied to the amount of $$$ they are making?

Posted by: vmrg1974 | August 20, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Good to see Zorn is picking up work writing captions for Home & Design:

"The home gym is painted purple and blue--the colors of Landry's alma mater, LSU."

Posted by: AndrewKB | August 20, 2010 8:25 PM | Report abuse

vmrg, good points re. salary and job security. Heck, Stammen and Storen did their share of bus-riding time in the minors this year. Even in the bigs they're on the road half the time, and when they're at home they're spending much of their time at the ballpark.

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | August 21, 2010 9:37 AM | Report abuse

Wow!! I had no idea you could get a nice home like that chasing receivers and ball carriers that have beat you like a drum into the end zone...

Posted by: semilost44 | August 22, 2010 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Put this in another win for Baseball players are cooler than Football players.

Yes LaRon has a nice place, but he didn't earn it. A couple relief pitchers making good money in this city are living low key. I am down with that.

Yay Populism. Boo elitism.

Posted by: alex35332 | August 23, 2010 8:25 AM | Report abuse

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