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Is there such a thing as TOO much baseball?

Posted on: February 24, 2011 11:21 am
I've noticed that some posters on the MLB board here *do* seem to have a whole lot of time to devote to all things baseball.  During work, lunch, dinner, latenight, whenever.  While I admire the dedication, I wonder about real life.  So when I came across this.. err.. idea, backed by MLB, it seems like the ultimate fit:  all MLB, all the time.  All games, all social media, keystroking into immortality.

But it did seem so insulated, so facebook-without-end, so very, that I wondered what the chosen person would look like after the season.  Read for yourself.  And I'd love to hear your reaction - add comments please.

 And who would you nominate?


Wanna get paid to watch baseball all season?
    ( Craig Calcaterra   Feb 24, 2011, 9:00 AM EST - found on NBC Hardballtalk)

You may have seen these ads floating around: Major League Baseball is starting a thing — and I think we can only safely call it a “thing” at the moment — in which some lucky sod is going to get paid to immerse themselves in baseball this season.  MLB is calling it a “dream job,” but I’m still calling it a “thing” because I think its more than a mere job. For one thing, they’re characterizing the search as a “casting call,” and the actual end product is going to be a “web series.” And, unlike most jobs, MLB is going to put the chosen one up in an apartment — at least I think it’s an apartment — in New York, which will be mission control. There certainly seem to be some reality TV elements to it.

The details as I’ve groked them:
  • The winner of the casting call will move to New York to star in a baseball web series and “be a part of a live interactive experience for baseball fans that will include watching every MLB game over the course of the entire baseball season.”  The idea, I’m told, is that there will be a wall of monitors in the apartment so you can watch all the games going on at once.
  • The chosen one will blog and interact with fans on the web via video and social media.  The series will be on and Twitter and stuff.
  • What are they looking for? Someone who knows everything about baseball. Someone with an entertaining personality who can write and be funny and comfortable on screen.  I’d assume they also would prefer someone without a ton of familial obligations, seeing as though you’re going to be in a New York apartment watching games every night for seven straight months. Or maybe they don’t mind but, really, you should care about that. “Where’s daddy?”  ”Well, junior, he’s in that MLB-funded crash pad, glued to a wall of TVs like Adrian Veidt.”  Not cool.
But for the “say goodbye to your kids for seven months” part — and the fact that I’m just too damn old to appeal to any demographic you can name — it sounds like a job tailor-made for me. Except I’m already paid to do all that stuff so I’m not going to apply. I have to provide my own video monitors, though. Maybe I need to send some memos around about that. Raw deal if you ask me.

Anyway I’m guessing a lot of you fit that job description. I’m also guessing most of you — based on the amount of time you spend here during working hours — aren’t too married to your current jobs and/or don’t have lives.  Go for it, dudes!

Apply here -> http:/


Imagine the poster... if it were Nasty, great.  But if it were _____?   Oh the horror.

Category: MLB

Since: Aug 14, 2009
Posted on: March 2, 2011 7:49 am

Is there such a thing as TOO much baseball?

Here's what you get once you apply:  After you fill out the application, this is the next step.


Thank you for applying for the MLB 2011 Dream Job.  Please relax in the bullpen while we review your submission.

Dream Job: Video Upload   -   In two minutes, tell us why you are the most entertaining baseball fan in the country and deserve to have this Dream Job.   Make sure to tell us the answers to these questions:

•Your name, age, where you live and your current occupation.
•Tell us a little bit about who you are, what is going on in your life.
•Tell us why you love baseball.
•Why do you think you'd be perfect for MLB's Ultimate Dream Job?
•What relevant experience do you have?/ Why are you a baseball expert

Things to think about when filming

Try not to be more than 10 feet away from the camera, as the sound will be too faint.

Make sure the room in which you film is well-lit. Turn on some lights, as the camera will not see as much daylight as your eyes do.

Position yourself so that your head and shoulders/the upper half of your body fill the frame or viewfinder.

Make sure you are in an environment where your voice will be audible. (IMPORTANT: You must turn OFF any music, TV radio, or other noises around you.)

Videos must be in ASAP, the sooner the better, but deadline is Tuesday March 1, 2011.


Oh, by the way.. there is a drug test.  (?)  I wonder if that rules out Aderol or any ADD medication.

Since: Aug 14, 2009
Posted on: March 1, 2011 2:42 pm

Is there such a thing as TOO much baseball?

Have you submitted your audition video yet?

MLB "Dream Job"  -  week deux

Following up on last week's MLB casting call for a "dream job"  -  watching, blogging, posting to social media sites and commenting on video about the entire 2011 baseball season while closeted in a NYC version of NORAD's Cheyenne Mountain at Def Con 2:

Inside word suggests over 5000+ applications were submitted last week, maybe double that by today with the sign up link posted on hundreds of sites.  Many wannabes have posted YouTube vidoes  -  some ridiculous William Hung style, others reasonably professional (e.g.:  ).

A few emails from Jeff Heckelman have clarified the apparent "every minute of every game" craziness, indicating instead a plan for multiple simultaneous game watching and texting craziness.

I'm really curious who has applied and what they have heard back.  Sign up link is Might be fun to try to match up the YouTube clips over there with possible posters back here..  similar typos?  favorite malapropisms?

Since: Dec 17, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2011 11:22 pm

Is there such a thing as TOO much baseball?

Let me see about this.   
I'm an old tottering nap taking dude with too much time on his hands.........


Would I be forced to watch the White Sox ?

Since: Feb 9, 2007
Posted on: February 24, 2011 12:12 pm

Is there such a thing as TOO much baseball?

Only if you have a wife, kids, etc...Then you are screwed and can not even consider doing this...Go baseball!

Since: Aug 14, 2009
Posted on: February 24, 2011 12:09 pm

Is there such a thing as TOO much baseball?

Correction:  Link is -> 

Having "one of our own" get this gig, it would cause me at least to pay attention.
Nominations are now open.   NYNasty, $500 million, gdnp, ironcityDT, gatordude, andybob, deion, Rule....  RSGalaxy, Yawkee, TenAC, Dirt, .. Ox, Rock, Uno, bannedPoster, ... Teddy'sHead?   We need a good head on this. 

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