The living arrangements when you are a minor league baseball player can be grim. But living above a funeral home might take the cake for worst living situation.
New York Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier did an interview with the New York Times and talked about the time he rented an apartment above a funeral parlor. He hoped by doing so it would help him break out of a slump back in 2016 at Triple-A.
It's known as one of the more lush accommodations available for Yankees prospects in Triple-A. It's also directly above a funeral home. https://t.co/GLI4ckBCxH— NYT Sports (@NYTSports) May 15, 2019
As you can imagine, living above the dead did nothing to help his batting average and he quickly moved out.
"That's when I was like, 'I've got to get out of this place,'" Frazier said. "It's nice on the inside, but it's a very eerie feeling. I could hear the stuff going on in the basement. That's not cool, man. I would never in a million years go back."
Clint Frazier, Yankees Prospects Lived in Funeral Home Apartment While in Minors https://t.co/yzvRQbVVFx— Die Hard Yankee Fans (@5000yankeefans) May 15, 2019
The family of Bob Gillette, who owns the home in Old Forge, Pennsylvania, has operated the Ferri & Gillette Funeral Services for almost 80 years. The sad thing is, Frazier isn't the only minor league player in the Yankee system to rent this apartment out.
Players who have stayed their, including Yankee pitcher Chad Green, have said that it's a nice place and the accommodations are suitable, but the one thing you have to block out of your mind is that a funeral home and dead people are underneath you.
Frazier and Green have both experienced the funeral home lifestyle, and it's safe to assume that neither is keen on revisiting their former living space.