08/04/2009 2:24 PM ET
Major League Baseball players, Funny or Die launch Internet video to promote volunteerism
So you want to be a Major Leaguer? Rollins and Howard provide an inside look at what it takes to make it in the Bigs
Major League baseball players Ryan Howard and Jimmy Rollins team up in an Internet video-short premiering today on www.funnyordie.com to promote the Major League Baseball Players Trust and inspire volunteerism. "Fantasy Camp,” the fourth in a series of humorous video-shorts starring Major Leaguers, features the Philadelphia Phillies first baseman and shortstop providing an exclusive and outrageous inside-look at what it takes to be a Major League ballplayer.
Watch "Fantasy Camp" here.
After debuting on www.funnyordie.com, “Fantasy Camp” will be posted on www.MLBPLAYERS.com, MLB.com, and other popular Internet video destinations. Three previous videos in the series, featuring Major Leaguers Ryan Dempster, Mark DeRosa, Mike Fontenot, Toby Hall, Torii Hunter, Howie Kendrick, Geovany Soto, Nick Swisher and Ryan Theriot, can be viewed on the Players Trust YouTube channel.
Written and produced by Funny or Die, the award-winning comedy website founded by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy, each of the videos ends with personal messages from the players urging viewers to support causes they believe in.
Through the Players Trust, Major Leaguers contribute their time, money and celebrity to call attention to important causes affecting the needy and to help encourage others to get involved in their own communities. In partnership with Volunteers of America, the national human service organization, the Players Trust created and helps administer the Action Team, a national youth volunteer initiative currently inspiring the next generation of volunteers in high schools throughout the United States. For more information on the Major League Baseball Players Trust, please visit www.MLBPLAYERS.com.
Funny or Die (www.funnyordie.com) is an award-winning website that has become one of the top destinations for comedy on the web. Over the past six months, the site has averaged over 25 million video views per month, and over 100 million video streams per month. With hundreds of exclusive celebrity videos and a steady stream of huge viral hits, Funny or Die has become the “place to be seen” for comedic celebrities, and the obvious destination for a daily comedy fix. Funny or Die’s founders are Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy. Judd Apatow is one of the site’s principal partners.