The 2011 Major League Baseball season officially starts today. While President Obama is absent from the proceedings, the league welcomes two individuals with a little less domestic issues and foreign affairs on their plates.
MLB and Endemol USA recently dubbed Mike O’Hara and Ryan Wagner winners of Dream Job. For the next seven months, the two will eat, sleep, and consume all 2,430 regular season baseball games (that makes for 21,888 innings and 131,328 outs), as well as every post season game within the walls of the MLB Fan Cave, an apartment on 4th St. and Broadway in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village that’s been transformed into a bachelor pad-like shrine to America’s favorite past time and product placement.
When O’Hara and Wagner are not glued to what must be a very large number of television sets, they’ll dine in the Pepsi Cafe, shoot pool in the Budweiser game room, and entertain fans who swing by to to see the Steiner Sports Collectibles mini-museum, play MLB ‘11: The Show and Major League Baseball 2K11 on the Fan Cave’s Playstation 3s, and attempt to not hurt their shoulders while hurling fastballs in the pitching ally speed station.
Endemol will capture O’Hara, Wagner, and Fan Cave footage and edit the best bits into a daily web show to be viewed at MLB.com and MLBFanCave.com. Fantasy Baseball players and George Costanzo are sure to watch with pangs of jealousy.