Saturday, January 12, 2013
Fan Fest continues today starting at 9 a.m.
By Richard Durrett
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The second and final day of the Texas Rangers Fan Fest runs today from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Arlington Convention Center. Some information:
Autograph sessions from 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Individuals signing autographs: Dave Anderson, Engel Beltre, Cody Buckel, Nelson Cruz, Craig Gentry, Neftali Feliz, Rusty Greer, Matt Harrison, Andy Hawkins, Derek Holland, Ian Kinsler, Mike Maddux, Mark McLemore, Jackie Moore, Mike Olt, Robbie Ross, Ben Rowen, Nolan Ryan, Tanner Scheppers, Joakim Soria, Jim Sundberg, Ron Washington
Individuals Q&As: Nelson Cruz, Jon Daniels, Ian Kinsler, Fergie Jenkins, Ron Washington.
Individual clinics: Bobby Jones/Mark McLemore/Pete O’Brien (hitting); Andy Hawkins/Mike Maddux (pitching); Jim Sundberg (catching).
Hall of Famers scheduled in the Fergie Jenkins Foundation Booth: Rollie Fingers, Fergie Jenkins, Gaylord Perry
Some of the activities at Fan Fest:
Batting cage: Life-size batting cage with top-of-the-line pitching machine will pitch safety balls to fans.
Speed Pitch: Fans will get the opportunity to stand on a mound and test their arms.
Home Run Derby Field: Fans can hit one “out of the park”...literally. This mini Rangers Ballpark will provide fun and entertainment for all ages.
Locker Room/American League Trophy display: This great photo opportunity will allow fans to feel they are in the real Rangers clubhouse and have their pictures taken with the 2010 and 2011 American League Trophies.
Ground Ball/Fly Ball catch: Fans will be able to test their skills against a pop-fly or ground ball in this area.
Team photo opportunity: Fans will be able to have their picture taken with the 2012 team! Fan Fest will feature a life-size team photo cutout.
Lil Sluggers: This interactive will be for the young Rangers fans (8 and under). It will be decorated with MLB Mascots – kids can step up and hit the whiffle balls off a tee.
Event Stage: The Event Stage will be a highlight of the event. Fans will be treated to Q&A sessions with current and former players, as well as special interest topics about the Texas Rangers. The stage will also have a dance contest, giveaways, and much more throughout the weekend!
Steal Home Challenge: Fans can race against the clock from third base to home plate and compare their speed with their favorite Rangers.
Autograph Stages will be located in the main Exhibit Hall. Autograph signings will be posted approximately two hours in advance of each session and will include numerous current and former Rangers.
Photo Stage: Throughout the event, fans will be able to get their photos taken with their favorite Rangers personalities.
Note: For more on the autograph procedures, click here.