This. Is. Awesome.
This would be a certain MLB promotion. Is would be, um, is. AWESOME is TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!
In what seems like the sports world’s version of the Biosphere 2, Mike O’Hara and his wingman Ryan Wagner will begin their jobs as Major League Baseball’s ultimate fans on Thursday.
From the first pitch to the last one in the World Series, it is their job to watch every single game in New York City in a 15,000 square foot space, surrounded by 32, 14-foot windows, that used to be the bustling home of Tower Records.
As “winners” of this awesome experiment—there were more than 10,000 applicants for this job believe it or not—O’Hara and Wagner will watch roughly 2,463 games (which includes the postseason). That’s about 394,000 minutes of baseball.
The two will leave their nearby rented apartments every morning and get to their fancave around 9:30 a.m. They’ll often wait until the Chicago Cubs game starts around midday and they’re required to stay until the final out of the late west coast game is made (around 1 a.m. ET)
When they arrive, their viewing den will include 15 Sony televisions and an 18-foot statue of Willie Mays’ famous catch. There will even be a “bat phone” of sorts that will allow them to immediately weigh in on a particular game highlight live on the MLB Network. The area was created by Paul DiMeo, lead designer of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”
The fact that one is a Yankee fan and one is an actor does not take away from the AWESOME. Here is the MLB Fan Cave website.
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