Added: Fri. Jun 06, 2008 3:15pm
It started when Marc and I grabbed a seat -- the first time we'd rested in hours. Marc, Jason and I were at the Major League Baseball draft, covering an amazing event. Former player Dave Winfield helped organize a symbolic draft for surviving Negro League players who never had a chance to play in the big leagues. They were the stars *before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier.
But back to the bet. Marc and I were sitting in the empty stands at Walt Disney World's baseball field (Champion Stadium). Jason was shooting some video of the field, and Marc and I got to talking.
He asked me, "How long do you think it would take to run from home plate to first base?" I gave it some thought, then told him I thought I could make it in 12 seconds. I saw the wheels in his head turning, and then he offered up this bet: run the bases -- in my high heels -- in 1:45. My counter-offer: run the bases -- in my bare feet -- in 1:30.
The bet? $5. And with that, my shoes came off -- I took the field ... and it truly was a field of dreams. Check out this piece that Jason edited for us!
**Blogger's note: the pants I was wearing were already about 3 inches too long for me, even in heels. So when I took the heels off, the pants dragged! Keep that in mind when you consider the difficult of the task ahead.
Also, if you'd like to see the story that we did on the draft, click here