Wednesday, May 16, 2012

2012 Dodgers FanFest Info

This is going to be great!

From the Dodgers - 

As part of the Dodgers season-long celebration of Dodger Stadium’s 50th Anniversary, the Dodgers will hold their inaugural FanFest presented by State Farm this Saturday prior to the 7:10 p.m. game against St. Louis. The event begins at 12:00 p.m. and runs until game time. Dodger Stadium’s 50th Anniversary FanFest presented by State Farm will feature appearances and autographs by more than 45 Dodgers of the past and present.

Dodger players and coaches scheduled to make appearances include Bobby Abreu, Ronald Belisario, Chad Billingsley, Chris Capuano, Todd Coffey, Scott Elbert, A.J. Ellis, Mark Ellis, Andre Ethier, Dee Gordon, Javy Guerra, Matt Guerrier, Tony Gwynn Jr., Jerry Hairston Jr., Aaron Harang, Elian Herrera, Kenley Jansen, Matt Kemp, Adam Kennedy, Ted Lilly, Josh Lindblom, James Loney, Davey Lopes, Don Mattingly, Jerry Sands, Justin Sellers, Matt Treanor, Scott Van Slyke and Jamey Wright.

Hall of Fame Dodger broadcasters Vin Scully and Jaime Jarrín will also partake in Dodger Stadium’s 50th Anniversary FanFest. Jarrín will be joined by fellow Dodger Spanish-language broadcaster Pepe Yñiguez and Dodger legendary lefty and Spanish-language broadcaster Fernando Valenzuela. Dodger broadcasters Rick Monday and Charley Steiner and Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti will also make appearances.

Hall of Fame Manager Tommy Lasorda will host a Lasorda Wine tasting for Dodger season ticket holders with their MVP cards and Dodger Premium clients exclusively in addition to signing autographs and addressing the crowd at the event.

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.

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. Dodger Stadium 50th anniversary items will be on site and fan favorites including an LA logo t-shirt now $10 off at $18 will be sold.

All players are subject to change. Fans are asked to limit autographs to one item per person in order for as many fans to receive an autograph as possible.

Dodger Stadium’s 50th Anniversary FanFest presented by State Farm has the following appearances scheduled.

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

Dodger Stadium’s 50th Anniversary FanFest presented by State Farm is this Saturday from 12:00 p.m. until game time, 7:10 p.m. in lot 6 at Dodger Stadium prior to the 7:10 p.m. game against St. Louis. Entry is included in the price of a game ticket for that day. For more information, please visit www.dodgers.com/FanFest.

7 comments:

Vincent Martinez said...

Excited for this, hopefully it will be well organized and smooth running. I'm sure they will have plenty of security on hand to enforce good fan conduct.

MarcoS. said...

Oh man, only half an hour autograph sessions? People are going to get pissed, I already know it.

Mr. H said...

Anybody know when the parking lots open?

DDGRDUG said...

@MarcoS: Thats what I was thinking too! Hopefully they keep the lines moving because hot weather+long, slow moving line=angry fans!!

DDGRDUG said...

According to the website parking gates open at 12pm..So how are they doing an autograph signing at 12 when fans cant even get in til 12? That doesnt make any sense!

MarcoS. said...

@ DDGRDUG

I don't think people are going to be running to get Adam Kennedy's autograph. LOL The players going at 12 are nothing to brag about.

I'm not saying this event is going to be disorganized, I'm just saying some of the people who are going to show up to this event, in specific the Ethier auto seekers, will probably be disorganized and rude.

I'm expecting line cutting, I'm expecting profanity when players and coaches are finished with their sessions, I'm expecting cat fights (Ethier line), I'm expecting Lasorda will be grumpy, I'm expecting Fernando will sign 15 autos in 30 minutes then the 1,000 person line will want to start a mini riot, and finally I'm expecting I won't be able to use the Dodgers stadium restrooms until 5 pm.

I'm also expecting a bunch of people, if not a majority of people, are going to show up not even realizing you need to fill out a waiver form inorder to enter.

Unknown said...

Hey so is it one item per autograph, or one item per person? Lets say I want to get a baseball card signed by Ethier n then my Jersey signed by Loney, yay or nay???