Tigers Pitcher Daniel Norris talks about baseball, cancer, his van


BETTER AWARENESS AND IMPROVED TESTING METHODS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RISE OF ALPHA-GAL SYNDROME. ♪ GETTING BACK TO OUR SPECIAL TIGERS COVERAGE ON OPENING DAY, AND WE DO HAVE A SPECIAL LOOK AT TIGERS PITCHER DANIEL NORRIS. Evrod: HE’S BEEN MAKING NATIONAL HEADLINES. BERNIE SMILOVITZ SHOWS US, HE’S ALREADY A WIN OFF THE FIELD. ♪ WHEN YOU GOT THE DIAGNOSIS, WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST REACTION? IT WAS ONE OF THOSE KIND OF YOUR STOMACH DROPS AND KIND OF FELT LIKE ALMOST LIKE A DREAM, LIKE A BAD DREAM, BUT YOU KNOW FROM THAT POINT ON, WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO, ROLL OVER AND DIE? I JUST WANTED TO PLAY BASEBALL. I MEAN FOR ME, IT’S ANOTHER OFF-SEASON GETTING READY FOR 2016. I APPRECIATED BASEBALL LONG BEFORE ANYTHING LIKE THAT HAPPENED, YOU KNOW, SO I’M THE KIND OF PERSON I JUST WANT TO PUT IT BEHIND ME AND NEVER HAVE TO THINK ABOUT IT AGAIN. SO THAT WAS MY MAIN FOCUS WAS GETTING READY FOR THIS SEASON WITH THE TIGERS. AND I MEAN IT DEFINITELY MAGNIFIED HOW MUCH THE GAME MEANS TO ME. Bernie: HOW DID YOU GET SO GOOD? YOU SEEM VERY RIGHT AND WITH IT AND KNOW HOW TO STAY — ARE YOU ALWAYS LEVEL? YEAH, WELL. OFF THE FIELD, YES. ON THE FIELD, I’M A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT PERSON. I GET OUT THERE AND I’M A BULLDOG. SOMETIMES IT’S TO MY DEMISE. I GET FIRED UP AND I LOVE THE GAME SO MUCH, I’M SO PASSIONATE ABOUT IT, THAT, YOU KNOW, I — I’M NOT A GUY THAT IS GOING TO GO AND THROW STUFF, BUT I GET INTO PITCHING AND I GET — IT EXCITES ME. THIS IS WHAT I DO. SO YEAH, I’M VERY INTENSE OUT THERE. ♪ Bernie: THERE WAS SO MUCH ATTENTION PLACED ON YOU AND THAT VAN. DO YOU STILL HAVE THE VAN? YES, OF COURSE I STILL HAVE THE VAN. I’M NOT GONNA CHANGE FOR ANYTHING OR BY ANY MEANS. YEAH, I’VE STILL GOT IT. I’VE GOT IT DOWN HERE. I ENJOY IT. IT’S PART OF WHO I AM. YOU KNOW, I’D BE LYING IF I SAID IT DIDN’T GET OLD BEING ASKED ABOUT IT. I NEVER ENVISIONED THAT HAPPENING WHEN I GOT IT. I WAS LIVING MY LIFE AND UNDER THE MAGNIFYING GLASS WE ARE IN A BIG LEAGUE AND PEOPLE THOUGHT IT WAS QUIRKY AND GOOFY. I WANT TO BE KNOWN AS A BASEBALL PLAYER AND FOR STRIKING PEOPLE OUT, SO IN THE BACK OF MY HEAD, I’M ALWAYS JUST LIKE, I DON’T WANT TO BE KNOWN FOR THAT. ♪ Rhonda: HE IS CERTAINLY GONNA GET HIS CHANCE TO MAKE HIMSELF KNOWN FOR A LOT MORE THAN JUST LIVING IN HIS VAN AND BEATING CANCER. HE’S A REMARKABLE GUY!

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