A series of auctions began Sunday via Major League Baseball will help fight cancer while offering the winning bidders the chances to make memories instead of merely adding memorabilia to their collections while helping a cause.
More than 80 listings launched by MLB Auctions will benefit Stand Up To Cancer as well as charities noted by individual teams. Several teams have a few listings noted as part of the program.
What will you get to do as a winner? Well …
Some teams will allow you to be in the dugout or on the field for an event. Others will put you to work as an intern (Oakland) or as part of the social media team (Dodgers). Other experiences will let you meet stars — you know, guys like Mike Trout, Tom Glavine or Vin Scully. Or, if you’re really adventurous you can hang out with the Phillie Phanatic, brew beer with Minnesota Twin Glen Perkins or have the Milwaukee Brewers racing sausages visit your home or office.
Most auctions opened at $500 and, not surprisingly, ones like meeting Trout, Scully or David Ortiz are already over $1,000. To see all of the auctions, click here.
A sampling of the notable experiences are linked below.
Arizona Diamondbacks – Lunch with Goldy, Gonzo and JJ
Atlanta Braves – Lunch with Hall of Famer Tom Glavine
Baltimore Orioles – Spring Training PA Announcer for a Day
Boston Red Sox – Hitting Lesson with Chili Davis
Boston Red Sox – Autographed David Ortiz Item and Meet and Greet
Chicago Cubs – Meet the Broadcasters
Chicago White Sox – A Day at the Ballpark With #3 (aka Harold Baines)
Cincinnati Reds – Meet Billy Hamilton and Take Home His Game-Used Spikes
Cleveland Indians – Take Batting Practice On-Field & Meet Manager Terry Francona & Michael Brantley
Colorado Rockies – Deliver the Line-Up Card with Walt Weiss
Houston Astros – Meet and Greet with George Springer
Kansas City Royals – Spring Training Meet & Greet with Ned Yost, Dayton Moore & Royals Players
Los Angeles Angels – Mike Trout Meet & Greet
Los Angeles Dodgers – Meet & Greet with Hall of Fame Broadcaster Vin Scully
Miami Marlins – Meet & Greet with Don Mattingly
Milwaukee Brewers – Gorman Thomas, Larry Hisle & The Racing Sausages Visit Your Home or Office
Minnesota Twins – Brew Beer with Glen Perkins
New York Yankees – Meet Joe Girardi and Watch Batting Practice from the Field
New York Mets – Round Trip to Spring Training to Workout
Oakland Athletics – A’s Intern for a Day
Philadelphia Phillies – Free Wheelin’ with the Phillie Phanatic
Pittsburgh – Meet Clint Hurdle and Watch the Game from a Suite
San Diego Padres – Honorary Groundskeeper for a Day
San Francisco Giants – Watch a Spring Training Game from the Dugout
Seattle Mariners – Watch an Inning from the Booth with Rizzs and Goldsmith
St. Louis Cardinals – Fantasy Camp with the Cardinals
Tampa Bay Rays – Fishing With the Skipper
Texas Rangers – Golf with Darren Oliver and Steve Buechele
Toronto Blue Jays – Lunch with Marcus Stroman
Washington Nationals – Golf with Max Scherzer
Which one would you choose? Buzz isn’t sure, but there are a few that stand out. Let us know in the comments which ones stand out to you.
Or, if you win, maybe you can take Buzz along for the ride.
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