PHOENIX — Grab the mitt! Arizona Diamondbacks fans can throw a baseball around, potentially meet some of their favorite D-backs players, and get autographs and photos with them at the team's 2020 D-backs Fan Fest.
The event will be held on Saturday Feb. 15 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Chase Field in downtown Phoenix. There is no admission cost, but those planning to attend need to register at www.mlb.com/dbacks/fans/fan-fest.
Here is what you need to know:
Parking: Free parking is available at all Chase Field parking garages. Chase Field is located at 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ 85004.
Clear-bag policy: This season, Chase Field has implemented a clear-bag policy, like several other venues have adopted in recent years. This is the first event at Chase Field that will abide by this policy. That means all bags brought into the facility must be clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC and no larger than 12" by x 6" x 12". Small clutch purses must be no larger than 4.5" x 6.5". All bags may be searched.
Which D-backs players are scheduled to attend? Nick Ahmed, Seth Beer, Silvino Bracho, Archie Bradley, J.B. Bukauskas, Madison Bumgarner, Kole Calhoun, Andrew Chafin, Taylor Clarke, Stefan Crichton, Kevin Cron, Jon Duplantier, Jon Duplantier, Eduardo Escobar, Robbie Ray, Zac Gallen, Kevin Ginkel, Junior Guerra, Carson Kelly, Merrill Kelly, Jake Lamb, Mike Leake, Domingo Leyba, Tim Locastro, Yoan Lopez, Ketel Marte, Wyatt Mathisen, David Peralta, Geraldo, Perdomo, Josh Rojas, Pavings Smith, Riley Smith, Bo Takahashi, Emilio Vargas, Ildemaro Vargas, Daulton Varsho, Stephen Vogt, Christian Walker, Luke Weaver, Taylor Widener, Alex Young, and Andy Young.
Which coaches are going to be there? Robby Hammock, Mike Fetters, and Torey Lovullo.
What about alumni? Willie Bloomquist, Luis Gonzalez, Randy Johnson, and J.J. Putz.
Autographs and photos: Autographs are available on a first come, first served basis. They will be set up at in the Upper Concourse at Section 308 and La Terraza. Autographs for kids 15 and younger will be at Section 324. Photos with the players will be stationed at Section 329.
Here is the schedule for Q&A sessions:
- 11:30AM Alumni - Hosted by Greg Schulte; featuring Randy Johnson, Luis Gonzalez, Bob Brenly, Mark Grace
- 12:00PM En Espanol - Hosted by Oscar Soria (translated); featuring Starling Marte, Eduardo Escobar, Ketel Marte, David Peralta
- 12:30PM Position Players - Hosted by Mike Ferin (Kids Ask Questions); featuring Nick Ahmed, Christian Walker, Jake Lamb
- 1:00PM Pitchers - Hosted by Steve Berthiaume; featuring Madison Bumgarner, Robbie Ray, Archie Bradley
- 1:30PM Baseball Day Arizona - Hosted by Derrick Hall; featuring Kole Calhoun, Kevin Cron, Josh Rojas, Merrill Kelly, Mike Leake, Kevin Ginkel
- 1:45PM Local Guys - Hosted by Derrick Hall; featuring Kole Calhoun, Kevin Cron, Josh Rojas, Merrill Kelly
- 2:15PM Brain Trust - Hosted by Steve Berthiaume; featuring Derrick Hall, Mike Hazen, Torey Lovullo
What else is there to do? On the field, people will be able to play catch, play wiffleball, catch-a-fly, go through an agility station, and jump on inflatables. There will also be autographs with Baxter, the team's mascot; photos with princesses and superheroes, and a coloring station.
IF YOU GO:
D-backs Fan Fest (Feb. 15)
Where: Chase Field
Time: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Admission: Free, but you need to register; parking is free; concessions will be open for purchase