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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Rays minor league pitcher will live in school bus this season to save money

Minor league baseball players don’t always make a ton of money.

And with them on the road for a large portion of the season, spending whatever money they do make on rent may seem like a waste.

So, pitcher Jack Labosky and his girlfriend decided to think outside of the box.

Labosky and his girlfriend, Madi Hiatt, are planning to live out of a 1999 Blue Bird International school bus during the 2019 season — which they purchased using his $3,000 signing bonus.

Meanwhile, a bunch of children are wondering why their bus to school hasn’t arrived yet.

QLE Posted: March 24, 2019 at 07:05 AM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: jack labosky, minor leaguers, rays, school bus

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   1. Walt Davis Posted: March 24, 2019 at 08:07 AM (#5824923)
I hear the Marlins are making their entire bullpen share a single room in a Motel 6 on the road.
   2. caspian88 Posted: March 24, 2019 at 12:22 PM (#5824937)
And to save money, they're not allowed to leave the light on.
   3. Howie Menckel Posted: March 24, 2019 at 01:45 PM (#5824944)
which they purchased using his $3,000 signing bonus.

a gold digger she is not
   4. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: March 24, 2019 at 07:21 PM (#5824979)
The new Rod Beck.
   5. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: March 24, 2019 at 07:28 PM (#5824980)
Click on the article and check out the pictures. The thing looks awesome.
   6. The Yankee Clapper Posted: March 24, 2019 at 09:06 PM (#5825003)
If the baseball thing doesn’t work out, they could always go into the RV conversion business. They put $13K, plus a lot of labor, into their renovation. Looks pretty good, if a bit bare bones.
   7. Tin Angel Posted: March 24, 2019 at 09:09 PM (#5825004)
When you roll into town for the night where do you park though, if there isn't a local RV park?
   8. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: March 24, 2019 at 09:30 PM (#5825005)
There's a woman that outfitted an old school bus into a 'Tumble Bus' and basically carts it around town, and is hired by day cares, birthday parties, etc. and kids basically burn off some energy on this thing which is fitted with tumble mats and the like. Frankly, I can't believe there's a carrier that's actually underwritten a policy on the thing.
   9. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: March 24, 2019 at 09:51 PM (#5825008)
When you roll into town for the night where do you park though, if there isn't a local RV park?
Down by the river!!
   10. PreservedFish Posted: March 24, 2019 at 10:34 PM (#5825014)
I'm a big #vanlife daydreamer, and I think this is terrific.

When you roll into town for the night where do you park though, if there isn't a local RV park?

They say you can park overnight at Walmart.
   11. John Reynard Posted: March 25, 2019 at 03:49 AM (#5825029)
Yeah he did a great job on it. I'd imagine as a minor league player he probably just parks it at the ballpark somewhere honestly. There is no reason he can't have the electric hooked up to something like solar and the water can be in tanks. I helped on some tiny home projects so I've learned the ins and outs on that stuff.

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