And it apparently takes the same amount of extravagance to open the doors inside Howard's new Florida mansion as well.
Here's the story on the former All-Star's new beachfront house, via the Tampa Bay Times.
The first baseman's new digs — being built on the gulf 10 miles south of the Phillies' Clearwater spring training complex — will (have) eight bedrooms, at least 10 baths, a two-story library, a trophy room, two kitchens, three laundry rooms, two elevators, a wine room and a bowling alley. Doorknobs for the beige home with its terra-cotta roof, one the largest homes in the bay area, will cost $80,000 alone, the Tampa Bay Times reported in 2012.
But perhaps the coolest feature? A swimming pool complete with an underwater treadmill and lazy river that floats under the mansion.
Ryan Howard may be struggling on the field lately- but not in his wallet.. check out his #Belleaire #mansion pic.twitter.com/WlxYGbPrhW
— Rich Motivation (@RichMotovation) July 23, 2014
Howard, who will have earned $180 million by the time his contract expires, is getting close to closing the door on a great career.