Worcester Red Sox, Daniel Gossett, RV, house on the road
WORCESTER – Shortly after the Worcester Red Sox season ends on October 3 in Lehigh Valley, pitcher Daniel Gossett, along with his wife and daughter, will return to the comfort of the 41-foot family recreational vehicle.
“This is our home,” Gossett said. “When we leave here in the off-season, we’ll stay in the camper van. It’s the best. It’s so much fun. “
He takes him around the country with his truck, so his family is always together. Currently, the family’s “home” is back in South Carolina. Gossett considered bringing it north for WooSox’s inaugural season, but couldn’t find a decent place to park it between here and Boston.
While living conditions may seem a bit unconventional, Gossett, his wife Presley, and their daughter Lucy feel blessed to have their home down the road.
“It’s like having all of your stuff in one place,” he said. “You sleep in your bed every night no matter where you go. “
Every family has this room in the house which is full of clutter. The Gossett’s have only what they need and want, which is a simple way to live cleanly.
“You can clean it up and never worry about it again,” he said. “You have room for the things you need. It’s good. It makes you appreciate the things you have.
Gossett learned to appreciate the camper lifestyle thanks to former Oakland Athletics teammate Chris Smith, who also pitched for the PawSox and Red Sox. The two were playing Triple-A Nashville and Smith was living in his RV.
“I remember thinking, ‘You’re crazy, man.’ We started talking, and he said, ‘What’s not to love? I pay $ 300 or $ 400 a month against people who pay $ 1,500 or $ 2,500 a month for apartments. I have my own space and everything is mine. “
Gossett was convinced.
“It’s perfect,” he said.
He took the RV to Arizona and Florida for spring training and enjoys taking it on trips during the offseason.
“No matter where we go, we never have to think about finding a hotel. Just plug it in, take it on the road and go, ”he said.
Since the family has been living in an apartment this season, Lucy, 3, has been bored of her motorhome.
“She loves it,” Gossett said. “Every now and then she says, ‘I miss my motorhome.’ I tell him, ‘I know, baby, me too.’ It’s small but heartwarming with not a lot of huge open spaces. When we stayed in our apartment (this season) her room is obviously bigger in the apartment, and she said, “This room is too big, dad. She wants her motorhome. We raised her knowing that you have her and that you had better love her because this is the one you have. It’s good for her.
Gossett has become a fan favorite in Worcester this season. Not only for her production on the mound, but also for her flowing blonde locks. He had Tommy John surgery in 2018 and missed the entire 2019 season. He said he wasn’t going to cut him until he returned to the majors.
Well, he’s changed his mind and plans to cut it for Wigs for Kids this offseason.
“It’s too long to play with now. It’s starting to get on my nerves, ”he laughed. “I want to donate it. “
Gossett has had a busy season in Worcester, but now that it is drawing to a close he is already thinking about the family motorhome.
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