A ‘Field of Dreams’ team made up of former major league stars is part of a contest being pitched by Pepsi - and one of their pitchmen this month is Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez.
“It’s a dream for fans, who go online and vote for their favorites at each position,” Felix said by telephone today. “When you vote, you enter for the opportunity to play a game with all of them.”
Online voting is at http://www.mlb.com/pepsimax, and includes photos and highlights of each of the players. For an extra hoot, watch the ad atop the page - ex-Mariners Randy Johnson and Lou Piniella are featured, and a Hall of Fame cast is on hand. The Top 10 vote getters will form a team for a 'Field of Dreams' game agaisnt the winning fan and friends.
Felix said he’d already voted: “Randy and Edgar, for sure.”
A Pepsi drinker, Felix said this was an easy program to join, and that he hopes the winner - who can pick 10 friends to play the game with him or her - is from the Northwest. Finalists will be announced in September, with winners announced during the playoffs,
Felix has one other hope.
“I’d love it if when they play this game, I got to watch,” he said.