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To beat the road blues, jocks pack loads of personal treasures

Updated: May 20, 2010, 2:11 PM ET
By Sam Alipour | ESPN The Magazine

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FAN

Bronson Arroyo, P, Cincinnati Reds
Photo by Ture Lillegraven

Why I pack it: "Growing up in the Florida Keys, my parents didn't have central air or heat. Instead, I went to sleep every night with the loud humming sound from our window AC unit. Now I can't sleep in silence. Because today's hotels have quiet, state-of-the-art AC, I take a fan. The smaller and louder, the better. "

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