Remember last year when ESPN documented the life of then Toronto Blue Jays prospect Daniel Norris, who was living in a VW shaggin’ wagon rather than an apartment or a house? That was cool and all, but I think Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Andrew Chafin’s setup is a little more luxurious—albeit, not in the eyes of his teammates.
That’s because Chafin, a left-handed reliever, is living in a 42-foot Keystone Fuzion RV, renting space at a local RV park during spring training before rolling around to a different town once the regular season begins.
Check this thing out!
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According to AZCentral, the mobile home comes complete with a fishing boat out front and hunting gear in the garage, an Xbox hooked up to a 55-inch television in the living room, a six-pack of beer in the fridge and a king-size bed. Sounds like a bro’s perfect kind of life, right there.
The 25-year-old hails from a small town in rural Ohio with about 1,000 people as residents, so his decision to go with an RV rather than rent or buy a home in the Phoenix area stems from him being nothing more than a country boy.
“I’m pretty simple when it comes to what I need off the field.”
“I’m not surrounded by houses and busy roads and stuff; it’s peace and quiet,” Chafin said. “It’s like being back home and being out in the woods, that kind of thing, just able to get away from stuff.”
With all of his big boy toys and his demeanor of being laid back and simple, one of Chafin’s teammates has a simple comparison for him. Said pitcher Josh Collmenter, “He’s got his camper, his truck and his boat. He’s like a walking country song.”
According to Sportrac, Chafin earned just over $500,000 in 2015, so it’s a bro move to see him ditch the house and keep it real by living in his RV for the season.