Over 60 current, future and former Orioles players and coaches will participate in the team’s 2010 FanFest event at the Baltimore Convention Center next Saturday, January 23. Presented by the Sarasota Convention & Visitors Bureau, 2010 FanFest will feature autograph sessions and question and answer forums as part of a day-long celebration of baseball that will also include clinics, exhibits and interactive games. The event will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with early entry for Orioles Season Plan Holders to begin at 10:00 a.m.
Current and future players scheduled to attend include MATT ALBERS, ROBERT ANDINO, GARRETT ATKINS, MICHAEL AUBREY, JOSH BELL, BRAD BERGESEN, JASON BERKEN, ALBERTO CASTILLO, BRANDON ERBE, MICHAEL GONZALEZ, JEREMY GUTHRIE, DAVID HERNANDEZ, RHYNE HUGHES, JIM JOHNSON, ADAM JONES, NICK MARKAKIS, BRIAN MATUSZ, CLA MEREDITH, KAM MICKOLIO, KEVIN MILLWOOD, LOU MONTANEZ, TROY PATTON, FELIX PIE, NOLAN REIMOLD, BRIAN ROBERTS, DENNIS SARFATE, LUKE SCOTT, BRANDON SNYDER, CHORYE SPOONE, CRAIG TATUM, CHRIS TILLMAN, JUSTIN TURNER, MATT WIETERS and TY WIGGINTON.
Orioles Manager DAVE TREMBLEY and 2010 coaches TERRY CROWLEY, JEFF DATZ, ALAN DUNN, RICK KRANITZ, JUAN SAMUEL and JOHN SHELBY will also participate.
Former Orioles PAUL BLAIR, MIKE BORDICK, DON BUFORD, AL BUMBRY, MIKE CUELLAR, RICK DEMPSEY, KEN DIXON, JOE DURHAM, TODD FROHWIRTH, DICK HALL, RON HANSEN, CHRIS HOILES, BILL HUNTER, SCOTT McGREGOR, JOHN MILLER, TIM NORDBROOK, JOE ORSULAK, JIM PALMER, BOOG POWELL, GARY ROENICKE, LARRY SHEETS, NATE SNELL, BJ SURHOFF and FRED VALENTINE and former coach JIMMY WILLIAMS are all expected to attend.
In addition to player activities, individual game tickets for the 2010 season will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. on January 23. Fans may purchase tickets at the Convention Center or the Orioles’ Box Office at the north end of the warehouse throughout the day. Tickets will also be available via phone at 1-888-848-BIRD, online at www.orioles.com and at the Official Team Store at the York Galleria in York, PA.
Other FanFest activities include ballpark tours, a memorabilia sale of game-used items, a silent auction, question and answer forums with front office staff and media; interactive games; clinics for children on a youth-sized baseball field; memorabilia dealers; and the opportunity to apply for seasonal employment with the organization. In addition, representatives from the Sarasota Convention & Visitors Bureau will be in attendance and available to meet with fans to offer travel advice for the Orioles’ new spring training home in Sarasota. One lucky fan in attendance will win a trip to Sarasota for two people to see a spring training game in 2010, $500 towards airfare purchase and a two night’s stay at the Sarasota Hyatt Regency Hotel.
Tickets for FanFest are $10 for adults and $5 for children 14 and under and those over 55 and are available online at www.orioles.com, via phone at 1-888-848-BIRD and at the Official Team Store at the York Galleria in York, PA. On the day of the event, FanFest tickets will be sold at the Convention Center and the Orioles Box Office. 2010 Season Plan Holders will receive complimentary tickets as part of their Orange Carpet benefits program.
Complimentary parking for the event is available in Lot B/C. For updated information about the event, fans should visit www.orioles.com.