To do list at Padres Fan Fest
Fan Fest is almost coming to Petco Park and I can hardly wait. 2009 was great but this year should be a lot better. In fact, it will be. Last year, I didn’t really like the date of the Fan Fest because it was literally the day before Opening Day. Because of that, Padres fans and I could not do anything that was very exciting.
So, 2010 Fan Fest will be totally different from last year because of the following things will be available that I never done at Petco Park:
Tour the clubhouse
Run the bases
Catch fly balls in the outfield
Win prizes by showing Padres pride
Catch a special pitching and batting lessons from Heath Bell and Tony Gwynn Jr.
Ask questions to Padres beat reporter Corey Brock at “Digital Media Zone”
Man, it’s going to be amazing if I can do all of the above in one day. Plus getting autographs from players and coaches. Which brings up my to do list at the Fan Fest.
1. Have Padres blogger meetup.
I’ve met Kaybee before, which was epic. Since there are more Padres bloggers that I interact with now, it’s going to be even more epic if all of us meet at the Fan Fest. Seriously, I am so down to meet Kaybee again, fellow Padres MLBlogger John, and of course, how can I forget the guys over at Gaslamp Ball, The Friarhood, and RJ’s Fro?
I love meeting new people, especially if I can hang out with them at Petco Park who actually loves the Padres like I do.
2. Take more than 200 pictures.
I am seriously willing to do that. Whatever happens at Petco Park will be a Kodak moment for me so my camera is the very first thing I bring when I go to Padres games and Fan Fest. Since I never went inside the Padres clubhouse, I will probably have about 100 pictures of the clubhouse alone.
3. Run/walk the bases.
I’ll pretend to be David Eckstein playing at second, flipping double plays like Everth Cabrea, play at firstbase as a Gold Glove winner like Adrian Gonzalez and make a diving stop at thirdbase like Chase Headley. No, I won’t actually do those. But what I will do is just have fun running around the bases like Padres players.
4. Catch fly balls at outfield.
I will pretend to be like Kyle Blanks, Tony Gwynn Jr. or Will Venable at the outfield, catching fly balls if someone tells me to do so. The fresh cut grass will catch my attention and I definitely want to step on the outfield.
5. Win a prize by wearing my Padres gear.
Because I will be wearing this at the Fan Fest…
I think I have a chance to win. Seriously, I rarely saw fans walking around Petco Park wearing David Eckstein gear. Ok, 2009 was his first year as a Padre so I exaggerated. Still, it feels great that I’m one of the rare Padres fans who have Eck jersey/shirt.
6. Take a legit picture with David Eckstein along with a conversation.
I’m not sure it these are gonna work out though. For now, I don’t know if he is going to be at the Fan Fest or now. If he does, (I hope he will.) I can literally have a ten-minute conversation with him. I promised Kaybee that I will introduce her to Eck as well. I really hope this works out.
Please be at the Fan Fest.
(Note: The following things will be optional. If I have guts, I will do them.)
1. Talk to Clayton Richard and Jon Garland.
If I can, I will give them a message like this:
“Hey guys, there is a great White Sox fan living in Chicago right now that misses both of you. Her name is Jen and she is a friend of mine who followed and adored you guys so much. She still does and I wanted to give the message.”
2. Hablar con Everth Cabrera en español.
I’m can speak Spanish a little and I want to use that skill to talk to Everth. What I want to say to dear Everth is,
“Usted es un gran jugador y es un honor tenerlos aquí en San Diego.”
“You are a great player and it’s an honor to have you here in San Diego.”
Ah, I need to have guts!
I just know that I am going to have a blast at the Fan Fest. It’s going to be on a lovely Saturday on the 13th which is also known as my birthday. I will be 15 on that day and having fun at the Fan Fest will be the greatest birthday gift for now. I can hardly wait!