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Dbacks Fan Fest a Success

By Scott Allen

If the attendance at today’s Arizona Diamondbacks Fan Fest was any indication, fans certainly can not wait for the new season to start.  Everyone is ready to put last year behind and start looking forward to the season that is about to be.

Held at Chase Field in downtown Phoenix, the Fest included activities for all ages.  There were the bouncy houses and slides for the little ones, autographs and pictures for the older kids and adults, along with clubhouse tours, whiffle ball fields, and much more.  Five concessions were available for fans to eat and even organist Bobby Freeman was on the main concourse playing the hits.

I took my two-year old son with me and he had a great time.  He took a tour of the clubhouse with me, got his usual hot dog and pink lemonade, and had his picture taken while sitting in the dugout.  One place we didn’t visit was the ticket sales people to sign up for suites and season tickets.  A little too expensive for us unfortunately.  I am looking forward to single game tickets going on sale, although the team has not announced when that will happen.  No rush.  I should have asked Diamondbacks  President Derek Hall as he passed by and waved hello to me.

It was a great event on a beautiful day though and nothing should be taken from that.  I even got a sneak peak at Luis Gonzalez being interviewed by Gambo and Ash from KTAR 620 Sports.

Can’t wait for Cactus League and regular season play.