ARROYO, BRUCE, PHILLIPS TO VISIT MLB FAN CAVE IN 2012

SEVENTEEN MAJOR LEAGUE ALL-STARS ALREADY CONFIRMED
TO VISIT MLB FAN CAVE IN 2012

Entry Deadline to be a Fan Cave Contestant is Extended to January 31

Seventeen Major League All-Stars have already confirmed to visit the MLB Fan Cave in 2012 to participate in the web series, interact with fans through the Fan Cave’s social media platforms, and meet the contestants who will be watching every game of the 2012 season.

Players who have confirmed are Bronson Arroyo (Reds, P), Jose Bautista (Blue Jays, OF), Jay Bruce (Reds, OF), Tyler Clippard (Nationals, P), Ubaldo Jimenez (Indians, P), Josh Johnson (Marlins, P), Matt Kemp (Dodgers, OF), Evan Longoria (Rays, 3B), David Ortiz (Red Sox, DH), Hunter Pence (Phillies, OF), Brandon Phillips (Reds, 2B), Michael Pineda (Mariners, P), David Price (Rays, P), CC Sabathia (Yankees, P), Troy Tulowitzki (Rockies, SS), reigning American League MVP and Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander (Tigers, P), and Shane Victorino (Phillies, OF).  Bautista, Ortiz, Phillips, Price, Sabathia and Victorino all visited the MLB Fan Cave in 2011.

Major League Baseball will select multiple fans to spend nearly every waking moment in the Fan Cave during the 2012 season where they will meet these and other players who visit along with interacting with celebrities, entertainers and musicians.  MLB is accepting entries now at MLBFanCave.com and has moved the deadline back to January 31 to allow fans more time to enter.

Multiple contestants will begin the season in the Fan Cave with the goal of watching all 2,430 MLB games on a large wall of big screen televisions while chronicling their experiences online through videos, blogs, and social media.  Along the way, they will compete with one another over the course of the season in a series of challenges, with fans online helping decide who gets to stay in the Fan Cave and who gets eliminated with one eventual winner crowned before the end of the World Series.

In 2012, the MLB Fan Cave will return to the 15,000 square foot location at 4th Street and Broadway in the heart of New York City’s Greenwich Village that was formerly the home of Tower Records.  The MLB Fan Cave will shut its doors this month to be redesigned to feature new technology and interactive elements.  The MLB Fan Cave is a unique event space and content factory mixing baseball with music, popular culture, media, interactive technology and art.  It also serves as a content factory providing baseball fans with a constant flow of online video and conversation via social media.  The MLB Fan Cave has more than a quarter of a million combined followers on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/mlbfancave) and Twitter (@MLBFanCave).

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