A Comedian Is Going To Live In A Minor League Ball Park For 5 Days, Which Honestly Sounds Pretty Awesome
Uproxx- A minor league baseball stadium is a great place to spend three to five hours of your day. You can take in some baseball of varying quality, enjoy some concessions at a pretty good price and get a little bit of sunshine in your life. That’s a great day, but what would it be like to live in a minor league stadium?
That’s what New Orleans based comedian (and Dime Magazine contributor) Chris Trew wants to find out. Trew is a huge sports fan and is a regular at Pelicans games as well as Saints games. He is also a season ticket holder for the New Orleans Baby Cakes, the Triple-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins, and has gotten the team to agree to let him live there for five days.
Trew’s plan is to spend five entire days in the “Shrine on Airline” for the opening weekend of the season, from April 6 to April 10, and try to go about his life as usual, with the addition of picking up odd jobs around the stadium. All of this will be documented on video and there’s a Kickstarter to fund the filming that lays out the full plan for his stay.
Wait, so this guy is going to be lounging in the spring sun, enjoying relatively affordable drink specials, scarfing down absurdly creative finger foods, checking out novelty jerseys, and all of this while taking in a daily live sporting event in New Orleans? Good for him. That sounds like an incredible vacation.
I guess my only question is why in the hell would I even mildly consider funding it? I don't care how funny this dude is. Treating a half empty stadium as his own personal playground for an entire week should be enough of a payoff for the resulting documentary. Am I supposed to be tricked into thinking that living like a well off retiree at spring training is some 'Survivor'-esque feat? I'm more likely to consider giving money to putting an end to this charade out of pure jealousy. Christ, I'll throw down a 10 spot if I can get a centerfield seat for 120 hours, but I'm not paying to watch someone else live out that dream in 'The Big Easy'. I might toss a few dollars the way of the homeless, but investing in the renting of a sports fan's dream home for a reality TV production is where I draw the line when it comes to charitable endeavors.