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MLB Umpire Buys Al Czervik’s Yacht From Caddyshack

“It’s easy to grin when your ship comes in, and you’ve got the stock market beat. But the man worthwhile is the man who can smile when his shorts are too tight in the seat.”

MLB umpire Joe West has a new ship coming in, and it’s a famous “dingy” at that: Al Czervik’s (Rodney Dangerfield) Seafood yacht from Caddyshack.

The listing to YachtWorld.com touted the boat’s famous past.  

Here’s your chance to buy not only a great Sportfisherman and awesome sea boat, but a movie legend as well! Star of Caddyshack, Big Dog was Rodney’s yacht in the movie and ran over everything in sight! “Move over Swanson, I’m driving!” Of course, being a Striker and built like a Tank, she can handle anything you throw at her! So, if you are in the market for a fabulous rough water fishing boat with a bit of movie history thrown in, this is your boat! And at a great price as well! She needs some TLC but well worth the effort.

West was quick to jump on the opportunity, and he even told Caddyshack star Bill Murray about his purchase earlier this month at the World Series. 

Here’s the dispatch from UPI.com:

West walked over to the stands during the seventh inning stretch of the Chicago Cubs’ 8-7 victory at Progressive Field. He was in search of Murray, with some exciting news on his mind.

No, it wasn’t just to quote Murray’s classic film “Caddyshack.”

West was actually telling the 66-year-old actor that he was purchasing the famous yacht from the movie, owned by Rodney Dangerfield’s obnoxious developer character, Al Czervik. The 1979 Striker was on sale in Annapolis, Maryland for $129,000.

West has the Striker under contract, pending his personal inspection, according to the seller from Reel Deal Yachts in Fort Lauderdale.

There’s no word on whether or not that scratched anchor has been repaired.

[h.t YachtWorld.com, UPI.com]

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