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McCovey Chronicles Community Meet-Up: FanFest 2019

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Come meet your fellow members of the McCoven and explore the park with us!

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We are oh so close to baseball being back! Okay, not that close. But, we will be when FanFest arrives! This year’s event will be held on February 9th, 2019 at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Gates open at 10:00 am and will be open until 3:00pm.

We want to have our first of hopefully at least two McCoven Meet-Ups at FanFest this year. For those of you who may not have gone before, FanFest is basically a day where they give us the keys to the park and let us do our own thing. Most of the players and some of the organization staff are usually there, as well, and you can try for autographs if you want, but I wouldn’t advise it. The lines for those are long and there’s no guarantee who will be signing when you finally reach the front.

Now, the official details about this year’s events, aside from the date and time, have not been released yet, so some of this is subject to change. But I wanted to get it out there on your radar! I’m not sure how many members of the staff will be there, but I will, so I hope to see some of you as well!

I would advise entering via the Marina Gate (because it has the shortest lines). We can all plan to meet up in section 129, which is along the left field line, directly behind the bullpen mound. I’ll have a sign, just in case that area ends up being crowded.

We’ll hang out there for about a half hour after the gates open, and then I’d like to take you all on the clubhouse tour, assuming they have that available again this year. This is a self-guided tour, and there is a lot to see! If you haven’t done this before, it’s worth the trip by itself.

You exit the tour walking up into the dugout and on to the field, which might be an excellent picture opportunity, depending on their rules about pictures, which tend to vary year to year.

Then I’d like to try to get a group photo in front of the Willie McCovey statue. Afterwards, we can split up to do our own thing, get food and drinks, then meet back at section 129 for lunch. We’ll play it by ear after that.

So, save the date for Saturday, February 9th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm!