Today I and a half-dozen other bloggers got our info package via email from A’s Media Relations and Broadcasting coordinator Adam Loberstein. We’ll have the 1 PM hour dedicated a press conference with several A’s players and prospects. Here’s the schedule for FanFest on Sunday, January 29:
1:00 p.m. Blogger/Interview Room Opens
1:15-1:30 p.m. A’s Manager Bob Melvin
1:30-1:45 p.m. Shortstop Cliff Pennington and pitcher Brandon McCarthy
1:45-2:00 p.m. Outfielders Josh Reddick and Seth Smith
Smith replaced pitcher Brad Peacock. Maybe I’ll ask the OFs which one will kneecap the other first to get more PAs (I keed!). Because of this part of the event, I’d like to put the meetup between 11 and noon, inside the East entrance to Oracle Arena. I will be arriving at 9 to set up early and get a feel for the event. Plus, as BANG’s Joe Stiglich notes, Lew Wolff will be around from 9 to 10:30 throughout the event to answer fan questions via one-on-ones. Sign ups will occur from 9 to 10:30. Now that should be interesting, and well worth getting there early to watch.
Please comment with the following:
- Questions for Melvin or the players
- Whether or not the meetup time works for you, suggestions if it doesn’t
- Whether or not you’re up for anything after FanFest, including a tailgate
The best thing to come out of this is that if this event goes well, it’ll be the first in a series of blogger events throughout the season. Now that sounds great and is something to look forward to.