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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #25: December 06, 2012, 10:33:47 PM »
i broke down and bought tickets tonight,  I'm not going to sweat the autograph vouchers, we usually go to a few sunday games a year and get there early enough for sessions.

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #26: December 07, 2012, 10:18:48 AM »
Autograph vouchers were all gone in 15 minutes

Their web site is really crap, hope the online services get better now that my card is my ticket....

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« Reply #27: December 07, 2012, 11:38:33 AM »
we saw him in a rehab game in 2011 at Potomac and he signed autographs for a long time.  I recall that when he's on the minor league roster he's obligated to sign, but he did spend a good 10-15 minutes after warmups signing and talking to the fans.

He's allowed to sign at games, but not any other events per his contract.

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« Reply #28: December 07, 2012, 03:05:15 PM »
Autograph vouchers were all gone in 15 minutes

Their web site is really crap, hope the online services get better now that my card is my ticket....

i hope it's not a 20,000 person zoo like the auto show is on weekends.

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #29: December 07, 2012, 03:30:06 PM »
i hope it's not a 20,000 person zoo like the auto show is on weekends.

...  or the motorcycle show as well.    I'm not much of a crowd person    ...   at all.     However, I've found that the crowd can be the show.    Helps take the edge off.     The good news is there are a lot of nice bars/restaurants within easy walking distance of the Convention Center.   :)

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« Reply #30: December 07, 2012, 10:17:16 PM »
Funny that Lerner seems to have forgotten this line of reasoning from when he cancelled FanFest back in 2011 now that the Nats are charging $20 a pop for autographs from an unnamed list of players. 

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Lerner said ensuring that all players, including marquee minor leagues like Bryce Harper, would be able to participate was the most important factor in deciding to hold NatsFest the day before opening day.

“First of all, in the winter time you don’t know who you’re going to get,” Lerner said. Players are “at vacations, or this or that”


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/nationals-journal/post/nationals-aiming-to-play-opener-despite-weather/2011/03/30/AFWTQI5B_blog.html

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #31: December 26, 2012, 12:29:49 PM »
Bobby Van's steakhouse is having an after-party.

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #32: January 16, 2013, 02:34:40 PM »
Player attendance list.  I guess RZ will still be on his honeymoon?

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/was/fan_forum/natsfest.jsp?partnerId=aw-9219714200341899622-1067
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Corey Brown
Tyler Clippard
Ian Desmond
Ross Detwiler
Danny Espinosa
Christian Garcia
Gio Gonzalez
Brian Goodwin
Dan Haren
Bryce Harper
Nathan Karns
Steve Lombardozzi
Ryan Mattheus
Tyler Moore
Elijah Dukes
Michael Morse
Ryan Perry
Anthony Rendon
Will Rhymes
Matt Skole
Denard Span
Drew Storen
Kurt Suzuki
Chad Tracy
Jayson Werth
Jordan Zimmermann

Also appearing in event attractions will be Mike Rizzo and Mark Lerner as well as Bob Carpenter FP Santangelo Charlie Slowes and Phil Wood.

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #33: January 16, 2013, 02:53:20 PM »
Elijah Dukes?

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« Reply #34: January 16, 2013, 02:55:16 PM »

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« Reply #35: January 16, 2013, 02:57:52 PM »
Elijah Dukes?

just seeing if anyone is paying attention. :)

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« Reply #36: January 16, 2013, 03:03:35 PM »
Ha.  Yeah that was weird.  Alphabetical order and then Dukes slipped in.  If it wasn't you trolling us it might have been someone on the Nats' staff or whoever published the notice. 

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #37: January 16, 2013, 03:04:15 PM »
They are also screwing us with no Akra.

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #38: January 16, 2013, 03:10:57 PM »
They are also screwing us with no Akra.



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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #39: January 16, 2013, 03:17:53 PM »
they've posted the list of activities as well:

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Special Presentation and Q&A Stages
Player Autograph Sessions (pre-purchased voucher & wristband required)
Player Photo Station - bring your camera!
Mascot Photo Station - bring your camera!
Exclusive Kids Events: Player Story Times and Press Conferences
Caricatures (proceeds to benefit the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation)
Face Painting, Balloon Art, Inflatables
Interactive Games
Live Batting Cages
Nationals Clubhouse Team Stores
Nationals Authentics
Trophy Display
2013 Ticket Information
2013 Season Plans & Red Carpet Rewards Information
Concessions
Family Picnic Area
On Deck Lounge (ages 21 and up)
Jr. Nationals Kids Club
Curly W Live
Fan Surveys
Minor League Affiliates
MASN
106.7 The Fan

(I didn't mess with this one)

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #40: January 16, 2013, 03:37:40 PM »
Thanks for posting this stuff.  Looks like it will be a good time.

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #41: January 16, 2013, 03:50:19 PM »
How much of a line do you guys think there will be for an FP Santangelo autograph?

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #42: January 16, 2013, 04:48:12 PM »
How much of a line do you guys think there will be for an FP Santangelo autograph?

There will be no autograph lines, I don't know why they continue to advertise this, they sold all autograph vouchers within 30 minutes of offering them on line, they aren't gonna sell any more, why do they continue to try to get people to come when the autograph events will be closed to most participants????

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #43: January 16, 2013, 04:52:22 PM »
There will be no autograph lines, I don't know why they continue to advertise this, they sold all autograph vouchers within 30 minutes of offering them on line, they aren't gonna sell any more, why do they continue to try to get people to come when the autograph events will be closed to most participants????

Will the rest of us get a glimpse or will they curtain them off?

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #44: January 16, 2013, 05:06:44 PM »
Apparently the FO is too busy with this to release the game times or details on the Red Carpets Rewards program. :roll:

And as long as I'm kvetching, the convention center has not appeal for me whatsoever.  Thought I probably would go if I diidn't have a conflict.

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« Reply #46: January 20, 2013, 02:48:12 AM »
Zimmerman, as mentioned, has good reason for not showing up due to honeymoon funtimes. Besides, even if he did come, his retarded autograph exclusivity deal means he wouldn't be signing autographs. But I find it curious that Harper will be there and Strasburg won't. Has any reason been offered/speculation as to why not? Not to beat a dead and decayed horse, but I wonder if he still is sore over being shut down and missing the playoffs.

Anyway, reason I popped into the thread... I'm considering going now when I'd planned to skip it ever since it was announced and vouchers vanished in minutes. The only way I'd go is with said voucher, however. So is there any bulk selling of these by scalper or whatnot? I'm sure they can't be bought on Stubhub, but even at a decent markup I'd consider buying. Going to it without any possibility of signatures... Too much of a headache getting there/crowds just to walk around for a couple hours.

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #47: January 20, 2013, 03:13:42 AM »
Yeah me too, would love to know how and where to buy a voucher.

Also, a trophy room? What trophies? Individual player ones?

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #48: January 20, 2013, 07:41:39 AM »
Zimmerman, as mentioned, has good reason for not showing up due to honeymoon funtimes. Besides, even if he did come, his retarded autograph exclusivity deal means he wouldn't be signing autographs. But I find it curious that Harper will be there and Strasburg won't. Has any reason been offered/speculation as to why not? Not to beat a dead and decayed horse, but I wonder if he still is sore over being shut down and missing the playoffs.

Anyway, reason I popped into the thread... I'm considering going now when I'd planned to skip it ever since it was announced and vouchers vanished in minutes. The only way I'd go is with said voucher, however. So is there any bulk selling of these by scalper or whatnot? I'm sure they can't be bought on Stubhub, but even at a decent markup I'd consider buying. Going to it without any possibility of signatures... Too much of a headache getting there/crowds just to walk around for a couple hours.

Strasburg organizes a 5K back in San Diego. Given how the Nats front office is, I'm sure that Stras had the date for his 5k set before the Nats settled on a date for the Nats Fest.

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The third annual Stephen Strasburg 5K Walk & Fun Run will be held on Saturday, January 26 at Tony Gwynn Stadium at San Diego State University. The event, fundraiser to benefit the Aztec baseball program, will feature the former Aztec All-American pitcher along with SDSU Head Coach Tony Gwynn and current players in attendance.

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Re: Natsfest announced
« Reply #49: January 20, 2013, 08:50:33 AM »
Yeah me too, would love to know how and where to buy a voucher.

Also, a trophy room? What trophies? Individual player ones?

That's where the player's wives will be.