Happy Monday everyone, unless you don’t like Mondays, in which case, hope you’re having a great day so far! This past weekend in Los Angeles, the Dodgers hosted their annual Fan Fest event. The event was a blast and I can’t wait to share everything with you.
For starters, the weather could not have been nicer for such a great event. It almost felt like being at Opening Day. Walking on the field was great and being back at Dodger Stadium for the first time since the NLDS was a nice refresher. There was lots of games, lines and oh yeah, more lines. Luckily I got there early and was able to avoid most of the lines before they got way too out of control.
Like most people attending Fan Fest, I was there to get autographs and see some of my favorite players on the Dodgers, which I did. While I wasn’t able to obtain a Bellinger, Seager or Justin Turner autograph, I did manage to come away with some other cool things.
The Dodgers Foundation had their usual Yard Sale but I didn’t see anything worth standing in a long line for. However, I did stand in line for the Mystery Bag that was also being put on by the Dodgers Foundation. I bought a Jersey mystery bag and a Ball mystery bag. What did I get? I got a signed Logan Forsythe jersey with the Dodgers 60th anniversary patch on the sleeve. Not bad but I’m bitter because the person in front of me got Corey Seager. As for the ball, it was signed by Matt Kemp.
An interesting note, AJ Pollock officially became a Dodger yesterday while Fan Fest was happening. He signed his contract, gave a quick press conference and then went to the stage in Center Field to talk to David Vassegh.
Dodger fans may recall last year when the Dodgers acquired David Freese from the Pittsburgh Pirates. This move didn’t mean much but for myself, it was a dream come true. Since the 2011 World Series, David Freese had been one of my favorite players in all of baseball. What he did in that World Series was iconic and he made me a fan. So naturally when his name showed up for autographs, I jumped on that opportunity. When I met David, I told him pretty much what I just told you guys and you could see he appreciated it. Anyways, I geeked out and had him sign a jersey. That jersey will now be proudly displayed in my room (and potentially future office?).
After that experience, I just walked around the stadium a little bit and made sure to get some famous Dodger Dogs. For those of you that haven’t had them before, you’re not missing out on much. The last stop of my day at Fan Fest was to get a selfie with Chris Taylor. Yes, I paid hard earned money to get a selfie with a guy.
After this encounter my day was all done. Overall, Dodgers Fan Fest is a great experience and if you haven’t been before, I definitely recommend it. This was just my first time attending the event but it for sure will not be the last time.