It’s baseball heaven, folks, and if you’re a fan, you gotta be there.
Every major vendor, sponsor, many Hall of Famers and most nutty fans (like myself) will be there. If you don’t go, and you’re with an hour or two from the locale, you’re making a mistake!
I’m biased. I love baseball. I know the game has lost a lot of its “pastime” status in an age of possessing a poor reputation, but the game is better than it has ever been. All great entities have their feet held to the fire, and it seems that MLB received its stress test through performance enhancing drugs. If I were the commissioner, sure, I’d have even stricter testing policies, or at least I’d be fighting for them; however, hen it comes to the bottom line, bottom lines are up and it seems that the league has survived the steroid era.
The 2010 season has signaled the return of the pitcher, and with more fans believing that the game has been cleaned up significantly, purists like myself are excited to see what happens next in the great American game. Before I get carried away talking about how different the game is with an 0-1 count vs. a 2-1 count, let’s rap All-Star Weekend!
Beginning Friday, July 9, 2010 – All Star Tuesday, July 13, 2010, the Major League Baseball Fan Fest will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center. In the past, I know the event has opened at 9:00 a.m. and pushes into the evening, generally 7 or 8 p.m. I had the enjoyment of working the last three Fan Fests, and while it’s bittersweet that I won’t be working the event so close to home, it’ll be really nice to simply attend as a fan!
The Fan Fest is interactive, full of batting cages, fielding drills, base running challenges, opportunities to broadcast some of the biggest moments in the sport of baseball, exhibits, shopping, art, music, cars, auctions, trading, tributes to the Women’s pro league, the Negro Leauge…I simply won’t do it justice in trying to sell it. You must trust–if you’re a baseball fan, you owe it to yourself to be there. It’s a wonderful family environment.
You can score tickets here, through MLB, or you can buy them at the venue. They’re set at $30/adults, $25/kids and seniors. A little hint to AdventureWorthy readers, I’ve noticed several ticket giveaways to Fan Fest onsite the last couple of years, as well as ticket giveaways for some of the All-Star events.
(Image via: LA Times)