Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Athletes Green Their Rides

Shunning Gas Hogs, Athletes Green Their Rides
APRIL 21, 2014 - JEREMY GUTHRIE considers himself easygoing and comfortable with his beliefs, including how he feels about the environment.

So when one of his teammates on the Kansas City Royals poked fun at him for driving a Toyota Prius instead of, say, a Cadillac Escalade or another car favored by well-paid athletes, he poked back. “I attacked him and said, ‘So you think you’re a better person than me because you have a better car?’ ” Mr. Guthrie said, recalling the exchange.

He made his point. But the encounter drew a contrast between the stereotype of the professional athlete and the small but growing number of players who don’t quite fit it. While the best-paid among them can afford almost any car, some are shunning gas guzzlers and driving hybrids and electric vehicles with minimal or no tailpipe emissions. read more>>>

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