Good morning, baseball fans!
Traditionally, the San Francisco Giants host a Fan Fest event at Oracle Park each spring before spring training starts. This is an event where fans can come to the park and have a bit of a behind the scenes experience, with the dugout, clubhouse, press box and broadcast booths open for viewing and fans can wait in line for autographs and a seat in Q&A sessions.
This year, however, they’ve decided to shake things up a little and will be taking the show on the road, so to speak.
The organization, in partnership with KNBR, will be bringing Fan Fest events to San Jose, Sacramento and Napa, as well as the traditional event at Oracle Park.
The Sacramento event will feature Logan Webb, as well as other unnamed teammates and coaches. The San Jose event will feature Kyle Harrison and Pat Burrell, along with unnamed teammates and coaches. And the Napa event will feature Michael Conforto and Matt Williams, as well as....you guessed it....unnamed teammates and coaches.
Unfortunately, another difference is the date of the main event. Rather than taking place in early February, this year’s Oracle Park event will take place on March 9th, which means that active players will not be in attendance.
Fans will, however, have the opportunity to watch the spring training game being played in Scottsdale on the big screen, and the event website mentions that fans in San Francisco will have a chance to interact with players in Scottsdale via “new technology”.
Former Giants players and the broadcasters will be in attendance, though. And there will be photo opportunities with Lou Seal and the World Series Trophies.
It’s a fun, relatively free (unless you want food) event for the whole family. You can check out the event website for more information.