Want to be a pro baseball coach? Maybe Fort Worth can use you (at a price).

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Bad economic times force some creative methods to raise money.  The Fort Worth Cats have come up with one.

They’ve put up an auction on Ebay where the winner will become a “professional Baseball Coach” for them for a week.  The reserve price?  $1.999.  The team has an article on it on their web site.

Look at the perks!

*One Pristine Uniform to keep as a memento of your experience

*Official 1st base coaching salary of $1 per day

*One assigned coaches locker

*An official Cats baseball card in your likeness

*Guaranteed one inning of 1st base coaching per game

*Road Trip with the team, including hotel stay and bus ride

*Road meal money of $5.00 per day (to cover visiting clubby dues)

*The chance to participate in batting practice before every game

*A radio interview to be aired on Fox Sports Radio about your experience during your last home game

*A uniform retirement ceremony including first pitch and photo opportunity with friends and family

*A group outing on your jersey retirement night for 30 friends and family including field box tickets, hot dogs and sodas

I hope they do a good job vetting the winner of the auction.  At a dollar a day, who knows who you’ll get?

The Fort Worth team also promise to “retire” the auction winner’s name along with the club’s former managers and players.

Ugh, Minor League Baseball has always been in the forefront of fan participation and promotions but it sounds like they have just jumped the shark.

Thanks to Shawn Lee for the tip.

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