Well I usually steer clear when major sporting events come to where I live, but this time I'm dipping my toes in. I just scored a $15 seat to the Futures game off CraigsList and will be sitting on top of the RF wall. The schedules were just released for FanFest, which looks only half-entertaining to me, but I am intrigued by the autograph opportunities:
Friday, July 6
Vida Blue, Bob Feller, Rollie Fingers, Bill Laskey, Jeffery Leonard, and Gaylord Perry
Saturday, July 7
Will Clark, Darrell Evans, Rollie Fingers, Dave Kingman, Fred Lynn, Rob Nenn, and Earl Weaver.
Sunday, July 8
Luis Aparicio, Darrell Evans, Bob Feller, Fergie Jenkins, Harmon Killebrew, Dave Kingman, Jeffrey Leonard, Jack McDowell, John Montefusco, Robin Roberts, Earl Weaver
Monday, July 9
Gary Carter, Andre Dawson, Rollie Fingers, Tony Gwynn, Monte Irvin, Harmon Killebrew, Fred Lynn, Juan Marichal, Kevin Mitchell, Robby Thompson, Matt Williams
Tuesday, July 10
Luis Aparicio, Goose Gossage, Monte Irvin, Fergie Jenkins, Juan Marichal, Gaylord Perry, Matt Williams
Monday looks great to me. Maybe worth taking the day off work.
Full schedule here:
I'm interested in knowing how the autograph scene works at this thing. I think it's free. I wonder if these guys come out on a schedule, randomly, or all at once. Also, I understand that FanFest tickets are for timed entry - do they kick you out at some point?
If anyone goes, please post about it here! Diary can also be used for any participant (OK, live spectator) reports from All-Star weekend.