I’m flying to San Francisco tomorrow for three big baseball events at AT&T Park:
1) The Futures Game on July 8
2) The Home Run Derby on July 9
3) The All-Star Game on July 10
I’m going to have the same seat all three days, and I want to show you exactly where it is so you can look for me on TV. Check it out:
Here’s a closer look at the section:
I’ll be sitting in the FRONT ROW in right-center field, just to the left of the “Bank of America” ad. But this isn’t your typical front row:
Here’s what the section looks like (from above) during a typical game:
Hold on, there’s more…
To make it even easier for you to spot me during the Home Run Derby, I’ve decided to wear the most
obnoxious shirt I could find. Instead of “Where’s Waldo,” think of the Derby (which airs at 8pm ET on ESPN) as a big game of “Where’s Zack.”
I’m ridiculously excited about this trip, having never attended a Home Run Derby or an All-Star Game. I would’ve been thrilled just to sit in the last row of the upper deck–or to float in a kayak in McCovey Cove–so to be in a spot where I can actually see the action and possibly catch a home run is mind-boggling. Literally. This is one of those situations that seems to defy reality, and I’m having a tough time believing that it’s really happening, but assuming it is, many MANY thanks to my friend Brad. Quite simply, there’d be no trip without him. (If you’re new to this blog, or if you’ve forgotten who Brad is, check out my entry called 8/16/06 at PETCO Park. Not only did I catch Barry Bonds’ 724th career home run that day, but I “met” Brad as a result.)
In addition to looking for me on TV, you can also listen to me on the radio. From 4am to 5am ET on Sunday, July 8, I’ll be doing a live in-studio interview with John Rothmann on KGO 810 AM.
My other plans for San Francisco include: checking out FanFest, eating garlic fries at the ballpark, not getting enough sleep, hanging out with Brad, complaining about not being IN the Celebrity Softball game, taking waaay too many photographs, helping a mother and her 12-year-old son snag balls at the Derby, meeting up with my friends Hannah (also mentioned in last year’s PETCO entry) and Ronen for a late-nite game of Scrabble, and blogging about everything when possible.
Time to start packing…