Orioles fan talks about winning MLB Dream Job contest

April 01, 2011|By Matt Vensel

Ryan Wagner, an Orioles fan and a former intern at FOX 1370 radio in Baltimore, was one of two winners of MLB's Dream Job contest. Now he's getting paid to live in a decked-out fan cave, watch every MLB game in 2011 and share his take with the blogosphere.

It's kind of like my job, except he has 14 more TVs to watch games on and he has to live with a Yankees fan.

Wagner, who appeared on "Sports with Coleman" on FOX 1370 this week, was one of 10,000 applicants in the contest. “I got lucky enough to get picked," he said from his fan cave in Manhattan.

“The set up is fantastic, Wagner said. "They’ve got everything in here. There’s pool tables, air hockey tables. The setup where we’re going to watch the games, it’s 15 Sony televisions -- three 60-inch screens and 12 32-inch screens -- and they’ve got a whole living room set up for us to sit and watch the games."

The only downside is that he has to live under the same roof with a Yankees fan from now until season's end.

“We get along really well, aside for the fact that he’s a Yankees fan," Wagner said of roommate Mike O'Hara.

Wagner said that though he is blogging and Tweeting about all 30 MLB teams, he will still root for the Orioles.

“We're allowed to show where our passions are," Wagner told Coleman. "We’re allowed to be fans while we're in this cave. And so yeah, I’m obviously going to be partial to the Orioles. I’m going to root for 'em while I’m on the camera and while I’m watching these games."

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