Posted at: 02/05/2013 5:37 PM
Updated at: 02/05/2013 6:59 PM
By: Robin De Wind
Imagine being paid to watch every Major League Baseball game.
Major League Baseball is making it possible and a local man is a finalist for the ultimate dream job but he needs your help.
For it's third season, Major League Baseball is running it's “MLB Fan Cave Contest.” All it takes is a love of baseball and a two-minute video.
A local college student from Greece is one of 50 being considered from more than 20,000 applications. Ryan Klimek is a Greece Arcadia graduate and a senior at Geneseo. He saw the contest information on the MLB website and decided why not.
Ryan made a unique video with the help of his younger brother over the holidays and he submitted it never thinking he would be a finalist. In the end, nine people will be selected fan cave members for a year. They will work out of a state of the art "fan cave" and watch 2,430 major league games, meet players, fans and celebrities. Their job besides watching will be blogging and tweeting about the games and players. MLB’s goal is to engage younger fans with the help of the cave dwellers.
Ryan has been to 20 major league parks and says baseball is his family’s sport and he needs your vote to push him through to the finals. “I'm the biggest baseball fan in the country. They said it's the biggest and best job for any baseball fan and that's right up my alley. After this step I would go to Arizona for the final 30 for interviews. It's everyone's dream job. I think it's a great what they are doing. They need to incorporate the younger generation to get them back in the game.”
The MLB Fan Cave Contest runs until next Wednesday and votes need be to cast before 5 p.m. on February 13.
Click here to vote for Ryan