Jay’s January and the MLB FanCave

Feb 11 2013

by Jay Ducote

The month of January 2013 might go down as one of the craziest months in the history of my life. It started on New Years Day in rural Alabama (I know, that’s not very specific). After spending the next week and a half or so at home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, I took off for Las Vegas for the Shooting and Hunting Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) with the team from The Outdoor Shopper. TOS brings televised shopping to the great outdoors, and I’m the host of the show which airs nationwide on the Pursuit Channel. After 6 days in Vegas (where I actually left UP $40 at the blackjack tables), I caught a flight to Salt Lake City then a shuttle to Park City, UT for the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. I got to attend a ChefDance dinner on Saturday night before getting ready for the main show on Monday. The Louisiana International Film Festival threw a party at Sundance, and myself along with Chef Chris Wadsworth from Restaurant IPO in Baton Rouge were the chefs of honor. We pulled off a dinner-impossible situation to serve food to over 200 film executives. It wasn’t easy, but I think we pleased the crowd in the end. I returned to Baton Rouge to record one radio show, then immediately hit the road again to FoodBlogSouth in Birmingham, AL where I spoke about incorporating video into a food blog with Tommy Talley of TommysTV.

That pretty much brought me up to the end of January, but on the 31st, I received more exciting news! Out of thousands of applicants, I have been named one of 52 finalists for the Major League Baseball FanCave. If selected, I’ll spend a good bit of this summer living a baseball fan’s dream at the FanCave in NYC. In order to get there, I need some help. The first goal is to be in the top 30 in online voting taking place through Wednesday, February 13th, thus earning me a spot at the Spring Training auditions. From there, I’d try out to be NYC bound. So vote . Vote again. Refresh the page and vote again. And then make sure you share on Facebook and Twitter!


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