Major League Baseball Player Perfectly Content to Live in his Van

Major League Baseball Player Perfectly Content to Live in his Van

bljysptchrSometimes money really doesn’t matter. Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Daniel “Dino” Norris makes millions of dollars, but could care less about material things. Instead, the 21-year old pitcher lives happily in his 1978 Volkswagen Westfalia microbus. He says he does it because it’s easy and simple; his parents taught the difference between needs and wants.

According to Today News,

“My road to the big leagues was fast; that was the plan,” Norris said. “But every time I travel in this, I don’t have plans. I’ll put in $20 in gas, and wherever I run out, I stop for the night.”

And when he stops for the night, there’s music, but no television or 24-hour sports channels. In other words, no distractions.

“When I can simplify outside of the fair and foul lines, that’s so much less to think about off the field,” he said. “Then all of my focus is put on the baseball field.”

But what is simplicity for Norris can be confusing for others. On Twitter earlier this week, Norris said that he was mistaken for a homeless man by a stranger who spotted him sleeping in his van outside of a Whole Foods.

His teammates think he’s awesome. He has no television. The only times things get weird would be inviting a friend back home to hang out. Makes you wish you could be satisfied with so little, instead of so obsessed with what you don’t have yet and keep up with the Joneses. Watch the video interview with him and see his van below.

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2017.

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