Johnny Perotti never checks his email."I never check my email. I just randomly picked up my phone and said, oh, let me check my email. I saw it and at first, I didn't believe it."
A lifetime baseball fan, Perotti had stumbled on the holy grail of prizes; he'd been named a finalst for the Pepsi Max Field of Dreams contest, an event that would give him the chance to play a game with 20 of baseball's greatest players.
"My dad said, 'Are you sure it's not a scam?' I said listen, I called Pepsi and verified this."
Being a finalst ensures that Perotti will definitely play in the game. What's left to determine now, is where the Field of Dreams will touch down. Either the game will be played in Washington D.C., hosted by the other finalist, or Perotti's team will be the home squad in a Rochester-hosted exhibition.
And that decision is in the hands of the voting public. To vote on the host city, visit the Pepsi Max Field of Dreams website. Votes can be cast up to 25 times a day per computer.