Putting the Rockies Fest to the Test

1/13/09

rockies_fest_logo_2009.jpgI suggest you better get up early if you plan on getting there before Hunter and I.

Only 11 more days. If you haven’t figured it out, I’m a countdown kind of guy. 

Countdowns are really just foreplay with numbers.

When: Saturday, January 24, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: Coors Field – Suite Level, Club Level and Lower Level; all activities will take place indoors. Public Parking ($5) is available in Lot A. Enter at Gate A or Gate C.

Who: Players scheduled to appear include Garrett Atkins, Jeff Baker, Clint Barmes, Aaron Cook, Manuel Corpas, Jorge De La Rosa, Alan Embree, Jeff Francis, Brad Hawpe, Todd Helton, Jason Hirsh, Chris Iannetta, Omar Quintanilla, Glendon Rusch, Seth Smith, Greg Smith, Ryan Spilborghs, Ian Stewart, Huston Street and Troy Tulowitzki. Manager Clint Hurdle will be joined by coaches Bob Apodaca, Don Baylor, Rich Dauer, Glenallen Hill, Brian Jordan, Mark Strittmatter, Jim Tracy and Jim Wright. Twenty additional Rockies Minor League players will also be in attendance. (subject to change)

What:
     • Major League Player Autograph Sessions – ticketed events
     • Minor League Player Autograph Sessions – open to all guests
     • Live Stage Events featuring Player/Coach Interviews – ticketed events
     • Rockies Museum – open to all guests and featuring an array of Rockies memorabilia, including nearly 100 items never before displayed
     • Interactive Area – the left field Club Level concourse will be filled with games and interactives for all ages
     • Video Game Area – enter to win a chance to play against a Rockies player
     • Dinger Autographs – open to all fans
     • Kids Story Telling hosted by various Major League Players – open to kids
     • Carnival Games – kids will be entertained by face painters, balloon artists, games and craft tables
     • Anthem Tryouts – give your best on-camera performance and you might sing the anthem on the field this summer
     • Fantasy Radio and Television Booths – call the game and walk away with your work
     • Tour the Ballpark – Home and Visiting Clubhouses, Press Box and more to see.

 

What exactly does an autograph session consist of? Is it one player, three players, or the whole team? Your Rockies Fest ticket gets you one autograph session and one player interview. How long is the interview? Can I get it on video or record it? Can I ask the player I’m interviewing for an autograph?

Helton Jersey.jpgDid you notice one of the list of attendees is none other than Mr. Todd Helton.

That’s the player interview that I want. If I wind up getting him, I’ll probably freeze up and be speechless.

Seriously, I’m not sure I could interview Todd. I can’t tell you what might happen. 

Todd and I have a lot in common, if you add up the numbers on his jersey, that’s exactly how many letters that are in my last name.

 I used to sport a goatee,  and I play first base too. See, he and I could be BFF’s. 

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 Will there be snacks be served?

 Can we sneak down and take pictures of the humidor?

 Is there a special Dinger dinosaur bathroom?

If there is can I take a whiz in it for schits and giggles? 

 

Details, I like lots of details.

Good details can eliminate the need for questions. Eliminating the need for questions gives me time and peace of mind. Having peace of mind lets me relax and have a good time. Having a good time enourages me to spend more money. Me happy and spending money gives the Rockies more money. The Rockies with more money from their happy fans allows them to purchase more talent. More talent can pave the way to a World Series.

So now can you see how just giving good details to begin with can do wonders? It’s always the little things that make the difference…D

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7 Comments

D — I think no matter what you and Hunter are going to have a great time! Make sure you take lots of pictures for us to see. Enjoy!

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

That’s pretty funny stuff, D. You’re an early bird like myself, I see. That Rockies fest sounds awesome. I’m pumped for the Brewers “On Deck” the same day. We’re gonna have to compare notes, brother.
BTW, I like how you’re getting organized. Thinking everything over. You’ll have a much better time because of it.

Oh my God. I want to go sooo badly. I haven’t read anything about the Astros’ fest, but I know last year it was just before the exhibition games against the Tigers and I had a church thing to go to.
Send happy vibes to all my boys for me. I hope you have enough fun for all of us who can’t attend!
Kylie — http://kylie.mlblogs.com

Wow, it’s nice to know I’m not the only one up early in the morning.
JULIA- Thanks, lots of pictures and video for sure.
HAPPY-Have fun yourself, organized is a good thing.
KYLIE-You got it, fun is what it’s all about. Plus Helton will be there, all is good…D

Hey D,
Sigh, yeah, yeah, rub it in.
Seriously, I’m stoked that you get to go but I’m bumming that I’m not. Right now I’m so in need of something Rockies related. I’m looking forward to your blog because I know it will be like being there. Enjoy!
(Stay strong man)

R-LUV-Thanks, when it gets really bad I just take off the patch and chew on it…D

LOL!

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