|Published:||Feb 15, 2012 5:25 AM EST|
|Updated:||Feb 15, 2012 5:25 AM EST|
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - We're just days away from the start of spring training in Southwest Florida, but a young woman from Cape Coral could soon be living the game, all season long. She's the only finalist from Florida in a contest to become baseball's ultimate fan.
Megan Washington has loved the game of baseball since she was a kid. So when Major League Baseball offered a unique opportunity for the sport's biggest fans, she had to sign up.
"I love baseball and I thought it would be the best job in the entire world," said Megan Washington. "My job would be to blog about it, interview the celebrities, and ballplayers that come in, and watch all 2,430 games of the season."
Washington was one of 22,000 fans to submit an online video for the MLB FanCave in New York. The Cape Coral native made the cut as one of 50 finalists, and the only one from Florida.
"I deserve to be in the FanCave for the 2012 season because I'm obviously a really big baseball fan, especially of the Rays and the Yankees," she explained in her FanCave video.
She's taken a little heat for liking two teams, but its part of a family tradition that led her to love the sport to begin with.
"(My parents) raised me as a Yankees fan, and then when I went away to college, I fell in love with the Rays because the team just had a lot of heart," she said.
Washington now spends hours a day campaigning for support online. She needs votes from fellow fans to advance to the next round, and ultimately, to every baseball fan's dream job.
"You get paid to watch baseball. I don't know how much cooler it gets than that," Washington said.
You can find Megan Washington's full entry video and cast your vote at MLBfancave.com.