Cubs Reliever Andrew Chafin Is Straight Out Of A Time Machine

Cubs reliever Andrew Chafin made his MLB debut in 2014 and went about his business for seven years before suddenly becoming one of the most intriguing players in the game because it looks like he’s been teleported from 1988 to 2021. Now in his eighth year as a veteran reliever, Chafin is doing things like asking Cubs fans where he can get cars to match his style as a 1988 MLB player.

Chafin, a 1st round pick of the Diamondbacks out of Kent State in 2011, asking Cubs fans to find him a car turned into the pitcher buying a 1988 Pontiac Firebird to embrace his new style. This isn’t the first time ‘Big Country’ did something intriguing with his baseball money. Back in 2016, Chafin lived in a 42-foot toy hauler during Spring Training. Then Chafin lived in the RV during the season.

The Ohio native told AZCentral.com that if baseball didn’t work out he’d probably be a mechanic or a jack-of-all-trade type. Now a married father of two, Chafin’s still finding work around baseball as a competent left-handed middle reliever who doesn’t cost a team much money ($2.25 million this season) and has transformed his ‘Big Country’ lifestyle into a Kenny Powers meets ‘Big Country’ character.

“Where’s the best place to go do burnouts and donuts in this city??……asking for a friend…,” Chafin tweeted Thursday before being inundated with suggestions from fans who can’t get enough of baseball’s most interesting man.

If you’re looking for a guy to root for this season, Chafin is your guy. It’s time to get onboard.

Written by Joe Kinsey

I'm an Ohio guy, born in Dayton, who roots for Ohio State and can handle you guys destroying the Buckeyes, Urban Meyer and everything associated with Columbus.

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