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First class all the way

Originally Published: June 10, 2005
By Sean McAdam | Special to ESPN.com

You'd never know it from the away records of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays (4-26), Colorado Rockies (4-23) and Kansas City Royals (8-21), but life on the road is better – and more luxurious – than it has ever been for major league baseball players.

Teams travel exclusively by charter, though the practice of leasing private charter jets for the season has largely been abandoned. They stay in upscale – in some cases, luxury-brand – hotels, and every detail of the trip is taken ...

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