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Old 02-10-2015, 03:01 PM   #1
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Millionaire who lives out of a VW camper van

Clearly a LBYM person

This 21-year-old pro baseball player is a millionaire who lives out of a VW camper van
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He won't be going broke anytime soon.

I'd be taken in by materialism and spring for at least a used class C RV. I want a shower in the morning.
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Old 02-10-2015, 03:10 PM   #3
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He would make a great example. Hopefully he will stay the course while enjoying a successful career playing major league baseball.
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Wish him well. What a wonderful future ahead.

The pic of the VW pulled at my heartstrings. A different era, but a great way to explore. Brought back memories of my Victoria.
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He won't be going broke anytime soon.

I'd be taken in by materialism and spring for at least a used class C RV. I want a shower in the morning.
He has some mighty nice locker rooms available for showering.
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21 - lol - Show me the story 5 years after he meets the woman.
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Old 02-10-2015, 03:59 PM   #7
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21 - lol - Show me the story 5 years after he meets the woman.
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That's what I was thinking.
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21 - lol - Show me the story 5 years after he meets the woman.
If it's the right one, like some here (but most are spoken for) he'll be fine. Admittedly those are pretty scarce.
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Old 02-10-2015, 05:46 PM   #10
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The guy looks happy enough.

+1 for his parents.

Hope he has the basics of investing down though and manages his own money.
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He won't be going broke anytime soon.

I'd be taken in by materialism and spring for at least a used class C RV. I want a shower in the morning.
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He has some mighty nice locker rooms available for showering.
I also initially thought that he was living outside the baseball field and made use of the locker room showers. Upon reading the article, I found that they were talking about his nomadic travel style when not in the game season. He might still live in his van when playing, but the article was not explicit about that.

Yep, I would have gone for a small RV with a toilet and shower.

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21 - lol - Show me the story 5 years after he meets the woman.

Divorced, and living in a VW van...


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I also initially thought that he was living outside the baseball field and made use of the locker room showers. Upon reading the article, I found that they were talking about his nomadic travel style when not in the game season. He might still live in his van when playing, but the article was not explicit about that.
Even the original article in 'grind tv' did not say what he does during the season

Meet the pro baseball player who lives in a van - GrindTV.com

edit: another article http://www.baseballamerica.com/major...-just-man-van/
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Old 02-10-2015, 08:58 PM   #14
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I wish they still made those camper vans. When VW Routan was sharing Chrysler minivan platform I was stoked that a camper version (like the old Westfalia) would follow.......but sadly none ever did.
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I think this guy is crazy.

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I think this guy is crazy.

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But he's just 21. I remember doing some pretty crazy things at his age.
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The guy is good at playing baseball. Other than that he is just an ordinary 21 year old kid.

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I think this guy is crazy.

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I do too. This is how pro athletes live five years AFTER they retire and file bankruptcy! In his case, nothing will change.

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Most campgrounds have showers and toilets so keeping clean isn't a problem. And stopping at a laundromat every so often isn't difficult.

I admire this guy. He seems to have a level head on his shoulders. And not all women want fancy stuff, especially at 21. My niece is 22 and on her weekends she goes hiking, weather permitting. My interests were similar at that age.


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Millionaire who lives out of a VW camper van

I would be a little concerned criminals no know where to find a millionaire sleeping in a van. Seems like a target now.


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