As many of you know, this coming Saturday is the Inaugural Dodgers FanFest at Dodger Stadium before that evenings game. It promises to be a great event. In fact, more than 45 current and former Dodgers will be on hand to meet fans. That's right! I said 45!!!!
Gates open at noon, everything will happen in Lot 6, and will run all day long until game time. Entry is included with a purchase of a game ticket for that evening. Here's a little blurb from their press release:
FanFest will feature autograph sessions with current and former Dodger players, question and answer sessions with Dodger players and coaches and family-friendly games and activities including a Sports Bounce Center, MLB Network Strikeout Zone, Batting cage, Dodger speed pitch inflatable, a velcro wall, custom photo flip books, personalized baseball card booth, DJ Spin art booth, play-by-play broadcast center, State Farm Whiffleball field for kids, face painting and other activities for Dodger fans to enjoy.Also, if I remember right photographs with the players will not be allowed in order to give more fans a chance to get as many autographs as possible. Go here for tickets to the game.
Food, beverages and Dodger merchandise will also be available for purchase at FanFest. Dodgers merchandise is offered at a 20 to 50 percent discount from last season.
Fans are asked to limit autographs to one item per person in order for as many fans to receive an autograph as possible.
Below is the appearance schedule:
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Autograph session with Scott Elbert, Elian Herrera, Adam Kennedy, Josh Lindblom, Jerry Sands, Matt Treanor, Scott Van Slyke
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Autograph session with Chris Capuano, Matt Guerrier, Tony Gwynn Jr., Justin Sellers, Jamey Wright
12:45 p.m. – 1:10 p.m. Appearance and interview with Don Mattingly
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Autograph session with Ron Cey, Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes, Bill Russell
1:10 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Appearance and interview with Matt Kemp
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Appearance and interview with “The Infield” Ron Cey, Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes, Bill Russell
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Appearance and interview with Steve Sax and Steve Yeager
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Autograph session with Ronald Belisario, Todd Coffey, A.J. Ellis, Mark Ellis, Andre Ethier, Javy Guerra, Ted Lilly, James Loney
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Autograph session with Bobby Abreu, Chad Billingsley, Dee Gordon, Jerry Hairston Jr., Aaron Harang, Kenley Jansen
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Appearance by Vin Scully
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Autograph session with Al “The Bull” Ferrara, Ken McMullen, Dennis Powell, Derrel Thomas
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Appearance and interview with Ned Colletti, Rick Monday, Charley Steiner
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Autograph session with Billy Ashley, Lee Lacy, Kenny Landreaux, Wes Parker
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Appearance and interview with Jaime Jarrín, Fernando Valenzuela and Pepe Yñiguez
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Autograph session with Jimmy Campanis, Tommy Davis, Chuck Essegian,“Sweet” Lou Johnson
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tommy Lasorda addresses fans
5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Autograph session with Jaime Jarrín, Fernando Valenzuela and Pepe Yñiguez
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Autograph session with Tommy Lasorda