We covered most of the basic details previously, but the latest update includes things like a specific list of players who will be in attendance, and the schedule for the panel discussions, so it's probably worth an update. Just as a reminder of the basics, this will be the 12th annual Arizona Diamondbacks Fan Fest, and takes place from Noon-4:00 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 20, at Chase Field. Last year saw 25,000 fans come to the park for the free event, and I suspect numbers will be even higher this season, what with Zack Greinke, etc. Should be fun: I'll be down there to scope things out; anyone else going?
Scheduled to attend
- Current players: Nick Ahmed, Silvino Bracho, Archie Bradley, Socrates Brito, Enrique Burgos, Welington Castillo, Andrew Chafin, Josh Collmenter, Patrick Corbin, Rubby De La Rosa, Randall Delgado, Brandon Drury, Zack Godley, Paul Goldschmidt, Tuffy Gosewisch, Phil Gosselin, Zack Greinke, Oscar Hernandez, Chris Herrmann, Keith Hessler, Daniel Hudson, Dominic Leone, Jake Lamb, Evan Marshall, Shelby Miller, Peter O’Brien, Chris Owings, David Peralta, A.J. Pollock, Robbie Ray, Matt Reynolds, Jean Segura, Matt Stites, Yasmany Tomás, Tyler Wagner and Brad Ziegler.
- Coaches: Manager Chip Hale, Bench Coach Glenn Sherlock, First Base Coach Dave McKay, Hitting Coach Dave Magadan, Assistant Hitting Coach Mark Grace, Third Base Coach Matt Williams, Pitching Coach Mike Butcher, Bullpen Coach Garvin Alston, Coach/Interpreter Ariel Prieto and Quality Control Coach Mike Fetters.
- Broadcasters Bob Brenly, Steve Berthiaume, Greg Schulte, Tom Candiotti, Rodrigo Lopez, Oscar Soria and Richard Saenz
- Front-office staff: President & CEO Derrick Hall, Chief Baseball Officer Tony La Russa, Senior Vice President & General Manager Dave Stewart, plus special assistants Luis Gonzalez and J.J. Putz.
Fans will have the opportunity to purchase autograph session vouchers for $5, with proceeds benefiting the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation. Fans may purchase a maximum of one table per session and two vouchers per table. Autograph session times are:
- Session A: 12:15 – 1:00 p.m.
- Session B: 1:15 – 2:00 p.m.
- Session C: 2:15 - 3:00 p.m.
- Session D: 3:15 - 4:00 p.m.
Season Ticket Holders get the first shot at autograph session vouchers, and can buy them online from 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m tomorrow. Then, D-backs Insider e-mail subscribers will also have a special online presale opportunity, at the same times on Thursday [If you aren't already on the list, you can sign up here. Autograph session vouchers will then go on sale to the public at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, at the Chase Field Box Office. All pre-sold vouchers bought online can be picked up at Season Ticket Services Headquarters on the field.
Q&A session on the Subway Fan Fest Stage
Here's the schedule for these.
- 12:30 p.m. – Hosted by Berthiaume with guests: Ahmed, Lamb and Owings
- 1:00 p.m. – Hosted by Hall with guests: Goldschmidt and Pollock
- 1:30 p.m. – Hosted by Schulte with guests: Hall, La Russa and Stewart
- 2:00 p.m. – Hosted by Soria (in Spanish) with guests: Castillo, De La Rosa, Peralta, Segura and Tomas
- 2:30 p.m. – Hosted by Berthiaume with guests: Corbin, Greinke and Miller
- 3:00 p.m. – Hosted by Schulte with guest: Hale
- 3:15 p.m. – Hosted by Schulte with guests: Gonzalez, Grace and Williams