Orioles fans who want to live the dream can participate in the team’s fantasy camp early next year. 2014 Dream Week will be held from Jan. 26 to Feb. 1 in Sarasota, Fla.
Campers will get instruction from former Orioles Mike Boddicker, Don Buford, Rick Dempsey, Jim Gentile, Ron Hansen, Chris Hoiles, Rocky Johnson, Milt Pappas and Don Stanhouse.
Each day features two daily games at the Buck O’Neil Baseball Complex at Twin Lakes Park, where Orioles minor leaguers train. The championship game will be held on the Ed Smith Stadium Field where the Orioles play their spring home games.
Campers will stay beachfront on Lido Key in Sarasota, receive a personalized home uniform and road batting practice jersey as well as breakfast and lunch at the ballpark and evening social events.
There will be a question and answer and autograph session as well as a reunion game at Oriole Park during the 2014 season.
Men and women 30 and over can participate regardless of skill and experience. Campers can play in as many or as few games as they wish.
A clubhouse locker, treatment by Orioles athletic trainers and laundry service will also be provided.
Orioles Dream Week participants will also face Pittsburgh Pirates’ Fantasy Camp participants.
Dream Week costs $4,299, including roundtrip airfare from Baltimore to Tampa, ground transfers to the team hotel and six nights double occupancy at the Lido Beach Resort.
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