I very nearly deleted this email from Major League Baseball without opening it. The first five words in the subject line were “Jersey Shore’s DJ Pauly D,” and although I have no ill feelings toward Mr. D — I don’t watch the show — I was not especially interested in his connection to baseball. Turns out, the email was about an event taking place in New York City tomorrow, and not only is one of the Jersey Shore guys going to be there, so are Austin Jackson and Goose Gossage. If you’re interested, here’s the information.
At the new MLB Fan Cave, 2K Sports will give fans a chance to win one million dollars in the MLB 2K11 Million Dollar Challenge. Fans will have the opportunity as time permits to line up outside the Fan Cave to participate in the competition. Starting at Noon ET across the U.S. on Friday, April 1, the first fan to pitch a verified perfect game while playing MLB 2K11 will win $1 million. Visit http://www.2ksports.com/perfectgame for rules and more information.
DJ Pauly D, Austin Jackson and Goose Gossage also will encourage the players, DJ the event, and play MLB 2K11 in the MLB Fan Cave, which is located at 4th Street and Broadway (they are not eligible to win the $1 million prize). A music station at the MLB Fan Cave featuring a DJ booth will also be available to the guests.
Friday, April 1
12 – 5: Fan Contest
1 – 3: Celebrity and Player Appearances
MLB Fan Cave
4th Street & Broadway
The MLB Fan Cave is a first of its kind immersive fan experience in a vibrant location in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, hosting the winner of the MLB dream job. The winner, Mike O’Hara, will inhabit the Fan Cave every day for the entire 2011 MLB season along with his Wingman, Ryan Wagner, and will watch all 2,430 regular season games plus every Postseason game while chronicling their experiences and sharing their viewpoints on baseball and pop culture through Facebook, Twitter, a blog on MLB.com, custom videos and regular appearances on MLB Network.
The Fan Cave will play host to interactive fan activities; regular visits from MLB players, baseball personalities and celebrities; parties; musical performances; and other events throughout the baseball season. With 32 14-foot windows, O’Hara and Wagner’s every move and all of the events at the MLB Fan Cave will be visible to fans out on the street as well as fans online.
Associated Press photo of Gossage