Back in March, Alcides Escobar signed a four-year, $10 million extension through 2015 with club options for 2016 and 2017 with the Royals. If the options are exercised, he'll make another $11.75 million.
What's a young guy to do when he's suddenly flush with cash and job security? In Escobar's case, he decided to use the money to start his own online business. And he's called it, simply, "Esky."
Now, Alcides has been known for some time to be quite good with his hands. He's shown it on the baseball field, of course. But with his recent contract, Escobar is now free to pursue his other love: Textile and Apparel Management.
I know it's hard to believe, but next time you see a shot of the Royal dugout during the game, check out what Escobar is doing. Ninety percent of the time, he's either knitting, crocheting, or doing some other form of needlework.
Which leads us to Escobar's new online venture. Esky is an online store featuring his crafts and is modeled after online auction sites. He felt it was important for him to be accessible to his customers and able to custom-tailor his wares to fit their individual needs and desires. So far his work has been mostly inspired by the Royals baseball organization and marketed to their fans, but he does seem willing to do alternative designs upon request.
Let's check out a few of his listings, shall we?
We wish Esky good luck in his new business venture. He might want to work on that ad copy, though. And cut it out with the bedazzling.
Go Esky! You're the Best!