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Vail native advances to next level in baseball contest

Vail's Calder Cahill is a finalist for a spot in Major League Baseball's Fan Cave. To help put Calder in the Cave, vote for him at MLB.com/fancave

Vail's Calder Cahill is a finalist for a spot in Major League Baseball's Fan Cave. To help put Calder in the Cave, vote for him at MLB.com/fancave

VAIL – Calder Cahill is closer to the Cave.

The Vail native is campaigning for a spot in this year’s Major League Baseball Fan Cave.

Thousands entered.

Fifty-two made the cut.

Thirty of those are headed to Spring Training for a series of interactive challenges and interviews, and Cahill is one of them. If he does well enough there, he gets to be one the Cave Dwellers.

The 30 finalists are an eclectic group and include recent college graduates, journalists, bloggers, comedians, musicians, a chef, an announcer for a college Quidditch league, and a former reality show winner.

After next week’s Spring Training trip, MLB will select the final group of “Cave Dwellers,” in New York City’s Greenwich Village. They’ll begin the season in the MLB Fan Cave with the goal of watching all 2,430 MLB games while chronicling their experiences online through videos, blogs, and social media.

During the season they’ll be kicked out of the cave, with the winner crowned before the end of the World Series.

In 2012, nine Cave Dwellers started the season in the MLB Fan Cave. Giants fan Ashley Chavez was the winner.

Cahill is the only entry from Colorado.

Staff Writer Randy Wyrick can be reached at 970-748-2935 or rwyrick@vaildaily.com.