If you think your opportunity to experience the life of a Major League Baseball player has come and gone, chances are, you’re right. At this point, depending on your age and skills, that ship may have sailed long ago.
However, beginning in January, there will be a way for folks get as close as possible to experiencing the life of a Major Leaguer without possessing the ability to hit a Clayton Kershaw curveball or catch a hard liner off the bat of Jose Abreu at third, as the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox have teamed up to host Dodgers-White Sox Baseball Fantasy Camp at Camelback Ranch, the teams’ spring training facility in Glendale, Arizona.
“This is the first time that we are staging a Dodgers’ baseball camp at our Arizona spring training home,” said Dodgers Executive Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer Lon Rosen, “and partnering with our neighbors, the White Sox, should make this a memorable experience for our campers.”
The camp will go from January 18-24, and for those six nights and seven days, campers will get the opportunity to mingle with and play under the tutelage of several Dodgers greats, such as Ron Cey, Tommy Lasorda, Eric Karros, Steve Yeager and Rick Monday, as well as several notable former players from the White Sox.
The package includes hotel accommodations, transportation to and form the hotel, two meals a day, personalized baseball cards with the camper’s picture on them, a personalized Dodgers or White Sox uniform, which includes jersey pants and a cap, and several other perks. Campers will play games everyday, including doubleheaders on most days.
The price for the experience: $4,995.
To reserve a spot, fans can call (623) 302-5078, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.dodgers.com/fantasycamp.
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