Yankees Minor League Player Delivers Food with DoorDash During Coronavirus Pandemic
"I think it was going to be pretty big," Sikkema told the newspaper of the season. "It was going to be my first full year in pro ball. So, I think I had a lot to prove."
Sikkema said the two are pulling in $15 to $25 an hour from their deliveries, and it didn't take long for them to get a hang of the process.
"The first couple of times were a little stressful just trying to figure out the whole directions thing and how it's the best way to do that," he told the Register. "But now that we have it figured out, it's actually pretty fun."
According to the newspaper, the money is mostly going to Brainerd, who will soon be starting a graduate program to become a dietitian.
Sikkema still earns $400 a week from the Yankees and also has money left over from his $1.95 million signing bonus.
But driving around the city has allowed the couple to spend more time together, while also delivering food to people who may be nervous about venturing out into public during the pandemic.
"It's not all about the money," he told the Register. "It's a little bit about getting out and it's a little bit about just trying to help people."
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