I spent my day yesterday wandering around Minute Maid Park taking in the excitement that is FanFest. It’s the one time that fans can pretty much roam all over the ballpark, get a chance to take a swing at batting practice, have the opportunity to get autographs from their favorite players of today and yesterday and hear from the front office about the direction of the team.
I’d say this year’s FanFest was a success. With many opportunities to hear about the Astros plan for the future, you couldn’t help but be energized about the transition this club is taking on. I got a chance to talk with Brad Mills, Bud Norris and JD Martinez yesterday and I’ll have thoughts from them in the coming days, but I couldn’t wait to share this with you…
As I was taking photos at an afternoon autograph session on the club level I heard someone yell, “Throw me a ball!”
At that moment, Brian Bogusevic and JD Martinez both looked up and started laughing. I followed their gaze to see Enos Cabell and JR Richards, two of the greats of the Houston Astros past, teasing the potential greats of the Houston Astros future. Just a taste of the fun at this year’s FanFest.
Terri Schlather (AGirlintheSouth) is the tortured Senior Houston Astros Writer for Aerys Sports. You can email her at email@example.com, or follow her ridiculous ramblings on sports, vodka and the weeone on twitter @agirlinthesouth.