Time running out to win a Scully meet-and-greet

Time running out to win a Scully meet-and-greet

SAN DIEGO -- No matter who the Dodgers put on the field every season, there's really no disputing who the most popular Dodger is, no matter the day, the year, or the team's place in the standings -- legendary broadcaster Vin Scully.

So it should come as no surprise that a meet-and-greet with the affable announcer is one of the most popular items in this year's Winter Meetings auction, benefiting the LUNGevity Foundation.

The winning bidder for this particular prize will receive four field level tickets to a 2015 Dodgers home game and a photograph with Scully. As of the end of the day Wednesday, the package had drawn 21 bids, with the highest coming in at $2,576.

And there's still one day of bidding left.

Proceeds from the Winter Meetings auction, presented by Major League Baseball, MLB Advanced Media, MLB Network and the 30 clubs, will go toward the LUNGevity Foundation, in memory of Baltimore Orioles public relations director Monica Barlow, who passed away from lung cancer in February at the age of 36.

The auction began Sunday night and will continue until Thursday at 8 p.m. PT.

All 30 teams have contributed unique prizes that could only be compiled by a group of people which special insider access to baseball's players and front offices. In addition to the aforementioned meet-and-greet with Scully, the Dodgers are offering two more experiences: an on-field batting practice viewing session that includes four tickets to the game and a meet-and-greet with a current Dodger player; and an autographed jersey from NL Cy Young and MVP Award winner Clayton Kershaw.

Over the first two years, funds raised from the Winter Meetings auction, benefiting Stand Up to Cancer, raised approximately $250,000. The money raised this year will go toward cutting edge lung cancer research with the potential to prolong and save millions of lives, through the efforts of LUNGevity.

Barlow, a non-smoker and marathon runner whose disease was discovered after she sought medical attention for a nagging cough that wouldn't go away, began working with LUNGevity approximately two months after she was diagnosed and continued to support the non-profit foundation for the remainder of her life.

Alyson Footer is a national correspondent for MLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @alysonfooter This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.