This is not a sales pitch. I get no commissions from this. This is a straight deal from your old pal. You will want to go to the ASG Fan Fest. I say that because I’ve been to one in another life brother.
It’s very cool. If you can swing it, take Monday off and go first thing in the morning so crowds aren’t even a concern. And bring some kids. Run for the “Activities” stuff the kids can do. You can buy merch and stare at Old Timers’ later in the day. Let your kids do the running bases drills and the batting cage and all that. Take my word for it.
Pete tipped me off that the All Star Fanfest website is live. Let’s take a look at just some of the things…
FANFEST® BATTING PRACTICE – Presented by Gillette and Head & Shoulders
Practice like the pros, and test out your All-Star swing in these state-of-the-art batting cages.
FANFEST® FIELDING PRACTICE – Presented by One A DayGrab a glove and get ready to field ground balls, fly balls and line drives with authentic Wilson gloves at the fielding cages.
GAME SAVING CATCH
Recreate your favorite over-the-wall catch and have your photo taken to capture the moment.
HOME RUN DERBY
Ever dreamed of hitting one out of the park? Here’s your chance to step up to the plate and hit a home run over the MLB All-Star FanFest outfield wall in Home Run Derby style.
FAST RELIEF PITCH – Presented by Bayer Advanced Aspirin
Step up to the Bayer pitcher’s mound and test your arm strength while trying to throw your fastest pitch to win a prize.
Experience All-Star FanFest by swinging for the fences with a batting simulator, take photos, meet and greet MLB legends and play the latest MLB baseball game.And of course Merch
Visit the Clubhouse and feel like a Major Leaguer. See the official Majestic game uniforms of the 2013 MLB All-Stars and join us for Q&A sessions with MLB Legends and Hall of Fame players.
and wait for it…
Visit a tribute to baseball in New York. View a collection of memorabilia and artifacts from Mets’ history. Stand in an amazing life size team photo and give your best home team member pose.
Mets history? Wait – someone made a plan to honor Mets history without me having to bitch for 6 months??? OH MY GOODNESS WE HAVE MADE PROGRESS HAVEN’T WE?
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