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Yoenis Cespedes arrives to Mets spring training in a spaceship

Major League Baseball spring training can be a bore since it lasts for so long, but New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes arrived in Florida in style with some sort of motorized tricycle, but whatever this thing is called — officially it is a Polaris Slingshot — it is awesome.

This off season Cespedes signed a three-year, $75 million contract and he put that money to good use because this Slingshot is reasonably priced with the base model at $19,999 and the SL model is only a few thousand more at $23,999. This particular model goes well above that and is tricked out and Cespedes paid $68,000 which includes a custom paint job and somehow fit in a 12-speaker sound system.

The specs on this tricycle allow for a top speed of 130 MPH and while that does not seem like a lot, but consider this thing is on three wheels and essentially an open-air car. It weighs about 1,700 pounds and generates 173 horsepower.

Here is Cespedes peeling out of the parking lot in this contraption.

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