How to Make the MLB Dream Job a Real Dream for Chosen Person and Fans Alike

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I’m going to be a li’l cynical about the MLB Dream Job right now.  You have been forewarned.  Read on at your own risk.  Fans say that MLB is going to announce the winner/person who got the job soon so I’m going to give my two cents on it.

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The description:  “which will cast one lucky fan to eat, sleep and live baseball for an entire season”.  Don’t we all live that dream job?  Real baseball fans do eat, sleep and live baseball for an entire season.  This is just getting paid for it.

And I’m a little confused by the whole concept.  I think it would make way more sense to cast 30 fans- one for each team- and since moving 30 people to New York is not really feasible they would each stay in their respective cities, getting a press pass or season tickets to their team’s games.  The MLB fan base is so diverse and I just don’t know how one fan could possibly write about 30 teams and appeal to even a fraction of the consumers. 

Nobody respects the national writers.  They respect the local writers.  Same in this case.  It would be an official fan blogger for each team.  With occasional MLB Network appearances via Skype or something.

The talent pool is rich, though.  I looked up “mlb dream job” on YouTube and while I only looked through a few video submissions, I saw a huge range of personalities and appeals and lots and lots of talent.  My personal favorite:

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Isn’t he adorable?  In all of one minute and 59 seconds I am convinced he’s funny, engaging, comfortable in front of a camera and not self-conscious.  He deserves this one.  His song sounded a little Sing for the Moment to me and then I saw he tagged it Dream On, Aerosmith.  Duh, I guess.  He’s singing, not rapping.

Diamond Girl

p.s.  I am a very spoiled girl.  That is all.  Have a lovely evening.

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5 responses to “How to Make the MLB Dream Job a Real Dream for Chosen Person and Fans Alike

  1. pgordis@comcast.net

    This gimmick reminds me of a contest staged by the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago during which one “lucky” resident earned the privilege of living in the Museum for an entire month. By night she functioned like the Phantom of the Opera and by day she was a living “freak show” exhibit which children gawked at. All in all, for a $10,000 prize the Museum fished out plenty of good publicity from it. Since she was “on duty” 24/7 for an entire month, her hourly rate worked out to about $14 per hour.

    ‘Night at the Museum’? Chicago Resident Settles in for a Month (PBS Newshour)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWfuPFRknm0&feature=related

  2. matt_hamilton

    I agree, Make the contest more interesting by giving more people a chance to win and have every team represented. While I’m here may I just say, Nice Blog!!!! :)
    -Matt
    http://mattsblog.mlblogs.com/

  3. matt_hamilton

    I agree, Make the contest more interesting by giving more people a chance to win and have every team represented. While I’m here may I just say, Nice Blog!!!! :)
    -Matt
    http://mattsblog.mlblogs.com/

  4. stock350

    Wow, I didnt even think of it that way. I think MLB made a huge mistake not recruiting for talent for each team.

    Besides, who will be able to watch and blog about every single time every single day? A person would be working 23 hours a day!

    http://stock350i.mlblogs.com/

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