The MLB Fan Cave generated plenty of buzz in 2011, so the league brought it back for 2012. They may have bitten off more than they can chew.
The volume and vociferousness of this year's entries have been huge, and though the weeding-out process is already well underway, there are some real kooks still in contention. At the head of that class is Benjamin Christensen, who got his sides tattooed from ribs to hips to incorporate a logo or mascot from all 30 teams.
If nothing else, this contest has given the world a glimpse at the balance MLB fans can strike between being wild, crazy, passionate and maintaining a sense of reason. One shudders to imagine how a similar contest for the NFL would look.
Still, Christensen is among those not at all few whom we find in society, who make us queasy with unease and split our sides with laughter through their histrionics and over-the-top displays of...well, really, it's sometimes hard to tell what.
Here are 10 fans who, like Christensen, have contributed to the history of the game through sheer entertainment, or else through dire reminders of the danger inherent to taking this game too seriously.