Chris Devenski keeps on truckin’ in Astros’ bullpen – Orange County Register


ANAHEIM — When Chris Devenski used to finish practice at Golden West College, it was time for extra work.

Not in the weight room. In his 1987 Mazda B2200 pickup.

“I’d head for my dad’s place, and I’d drive around Santa Ana looking for scrap metal,” Devenski said. “When I got enough I’d tie it down. I always thought I had a good load when I had so much stuff that I couldn’t go any faster than 35.

“Maybe if you picked up some old TV sets and refrigerators, maybe a water heater or an oven, you could turn it into $75 or $100. You’d clean up the brass, make it look nice. That truck was given to me by a friend who lived in New York, and it had a little rust on it. But that’s how I made my extra gas money. It got me by.”

Life was a long haul for his dad Mike, too. He had and still has a hauling company in Santa Ana, and Chris was on that truck when he wasn’t…



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