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  • Gary Dunaier
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    I don't think this thread has really answered the question of what the Fan Cave is, or rather, was supposed to be.

    According to the article liked to by Phantom Dreamer:

    MLB’s the ‘Fan Cave’ opened in 2011 in New York City, which housed baseball fans, or “cave dwellers” as they’d come to be known, who were tasked to watch every baseball game throughout the season and record their experiences which would then be shared on social media.


    Never gave it any thought, but it's interesting to know that - again, according to the article - MLB owns the space and they plan to "turn it into a new facility," whatever that means.

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  • Phantom Dreamer
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    MLB is closing the Fan Cave and they will find another use for the Manhattan space.
    http://www.365rundown.com/mlb-closin...ve-four-years/
    Last edited by Phantom Dreamer; 02-09-2015, 06:45 PM.

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  • Phantom Dreamer
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    Off the Bat From the MLB Fan Cave

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  • Mr. Laser Beam
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    Originally posted by Captain Cold Nose View Post
    Is this a show of some kind?
    They used to show clips from the fan cave on This Week In Baseball but since the latter no longer exists, I don't know what they do with it now.

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  • Phantom Dreamer
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    Originally posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
    I'm not a big fan of the Fan Cave but I'm not completely sure what it's supposed to be. In fact, I originally thought it was some kind of MLB team store and when I was in the area I tried to go in, only to find the door locked and then see a sign saying something to the effect that it was a working TV studio!

    Incidentally, you might like to know that Tower Records used to occupy the space where the Fan Cave is now. For a long, long time after Tower closed, the space sat empty, except for one Christmas where it was a Toys R Us pop-up store, and a couple of other short-term usages.
    It's MLB's attempt to get younger fans.

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  • Marc Wallace
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    "Thank you for calling the Miami Marlins ticket office, how may I be of service?"
    "Yes, uh, I'm looking to buy a pair of tickets for Opening Day, and I was wondering what time the game starts."
    "What time can you get here?"


    If that funny Marlins dialog above is yours, Gary, I give you credit. Very cool. Thanks for the laugh!

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  • Gary Dunaier
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    I'm not a big fan of the Fan Cave but I'm not completely sure what it's supposed to be. In fact, I originally thought it was some kind of MLB team store and when I was in the area I tried to go in, only to find the door locked and then see a sign saying something to the effect that it was a working TV studio!

    Incidentally, you might like to know that Tower Records used to occupy the space where the Fan Cave is now. For a long, long time after Tower closed, the space sat empty, except for one Christmas where it was a Toys R Us pop-up store, and a couple of other short-term usages.

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  • bluesky5
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    Originally posted by Marc Wallace View Post
    Hey, Bluesky5--spoken like a true Phillies fan! I should know--I was born and raised in Philly. Glad I could bring you a laugh. Hopefully, the Phils won't do that this season. Meanwhile take a look at this very brief capsule comment re Phils from my current hometown paper, the NYTimes:

    "The Phillies added two players with the last name Young, yet age stalks the roster. As long as they have three ace starters, they have a chance. But the steady erosion of their lineup is a real problem, and declining newcomers like the Youngs, Delmon and Michael, might not offer much help."
    Delmon Young has already surpassed Pat Burrell as my least favorite Phillie since I watched the Phillies - 1993. Actually Adam Eaton is my least favorite. Closely followed by Vicente Padilla then Young then Pat.

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  • abolishthedh
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    It always seemed that The Fan Cave would be more popular with gamblers than regular fans. Who else but gamblers would find it entertaining to watch that many games at once? For regular fans, TFC would be a novelty tourist attraction and then shared in their photos. TFC will never be filled with regular fans, IMO. Honestly, this view would apply to any sport and not just baseball.

    But then again, I am not a guy who would frequent bars nor drink much at ballgames.

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  • Captain Cold Nose
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    Is this a show of some kind?

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  • Marc Wallace
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    Originally posted by bluesky5 View Post
    Hahahahahahaha, yes!

    Hey, Bluesky5--spoken like a true Phillies fan! I should know--I was born and raised in Philly. Glad I could bring you a laugh. Hopefully, the Phils won't do that this season. Meanwhile take a look at this very brief capsule comment re Phils from my current hometown paper, the NYTimes:

    "The Phillies added two players with the last name Young, yet age stalks the roster. As long as they have three ace starters, they have a chance. But the steady erosion of their lineup is a real problem, and declining newcomers like the Youngs, Delmon and Michael, might not offer much help."

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  • bluesky5
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    Originally posted by Marc Wallace View Post
    The Fan Cave isn't a prize, it's a sentence. Please. Fifteen games at a time? How about two games and at least one (1) girl, then call it The Man Cave.
    Hahahahahahaha, yes!

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  • Marc Wallace
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    The Fan Cave isn't a prize, it's a sentence. Please. Fifteen games at a time? How about two games and at least one (1) girl, then call it The Man Cave.

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  • Mr. Laser Beam
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    Just saw one of the 2011 fan cave guys on Law & Order: SVU! He played a prison guard. Mike O'Hara was the guy's name. I knew I recognized the guy!

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  • Mr. Laser Beam
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    Do the Fan Cave people get paid for doing this?

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