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Toronto Blue Jays’ Pitcher Daniel Norris Makes Millions Yet Lives in a 1978 Volkswagen Westfalia

You know how we like to bring out the cars celebrities in the Major League drive around every now and then, right? We do it simply because we like what most of them own. We also enjoy most of the features they usually upgrade their rides with. This is also why we find ourselves indebted to reporting of this peculiar story as well.
Toronto Blue Jays’ Pitcher Daniel Norris Makes Millions Yet Lives in a 1978 Volkswagen Westfalia 7 photos
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At 21, Daniel Norris is already kicking the charts in the Major League. As of 2014 midseason update, he was considered the Blue Jays top prospect and 25th overall prospect in baseball by Baseball America. It was only recent he MLB named Norris as the number 3 left-handed pitching prospect in the game. When he signed with the Canadian team he received a $2 million bonus, which might seem like the average pay baseball players get, but it’s quite a lot for a new comer.

Considering his great success and his income you’d think there is more to this young sportsmen than a simple VW van, a typical camping machine extremely popular among surfers who frequently live their lives on road. Whether you’ve heard of it already or not, we just stumbled upon a recent interview he did with the National Post, in which he explained his odd way of living.

It’s quite common for Norris to live by choice in a 1978 Volkswagen Westfalia van, he even nicknamed “Shaggy”. In fact, he bought the car after being drafted by the Blue Jays and has been using it ever since, especially in his constant surfing ventures around the country.

Yes, yes, but why?

I do it to be alone and to find peace within myself,” Norris said from Toronto’s spring training complex in Dunedin, Florida, according to the source. “I love my teammates and family but I’m not the kind of person who likes to be around a ton of people. I’m a thinker, I like to be alone with my thoughts. When I’m out there it’s just me, Shaggy and God and I can really connect with myself. It’s very peaceful.

Well, how about that for a change? We say good for him, people should take his example at least as a hobby if not for a lifestyle.

 
 
 
 
 

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