Why Does Pro Baseball Star Daniel Norris Leave The Trappings Of Success To Live In A Camper Van?

This heart-warming short film traces the man who walked away from it all, and got everything in return

Photo: Ben Moon / Yeti

Dan Norris is worth $2 Million, his face is on posters hung on the walls of millions of young baseball fans, he’s adored by fans of the sport, and yet he lives in a camper van. Not a mansion. Not on a private estate, surrounded by security guards and hangers on. Not in some gaudy shell surrounded y meaningless, chintzy shit.

It’s quite an incredible story, and one that we, here at Mpora, have picked up on in the past. It seem to be the tale of a man not just walking away from regular life, but walking away from the lifestyle of a super star athlete, and all the trappings that go along with that, so he can connect with that indefinable thing, that special something we feel when we’re in the mountains, walking through a forest, floating out at sea. That bizarre reset that nature gives us.

Photo: Ben Moon / Yeti

Now, a film has been made, following Norris during the Baseball off season, when the finals balls have been pitched, and the last Hot dog has been eaten.

It’s a genuinely loving video, that deals with loss, illness (Norris was diagnosed with Cancer) and escaping the clutches of everyday life for a moment where you can feel the grass between your toes and the air blowing around you.

There are healthy and heart-warming doses of surfing, adventure, travel and, of course, van life. It’s enough to make you reflect on what’s truly important, and make the most of what you have.

Photo: Ben Moon / Yeti
Photo: Ben Moon / Yeti

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Photo: Ben Moon / Yeti
Photo: Ben Moon / Yeti

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