July 16, 2013
2013 All Star Fan Fest Time!!
I awoke here in NJ on this glorious, soon to be 95 ish degree Tuesday eager to attend my 2nd All Star Game Fan Fest.
Having attended the Fan Fest held in conjunction with the 2009 All Star Game in St. Louis, (which was a "fan" tastic experience) my expectations for the New York gala are extremely high.
The mix of MLB historical attractions, current MLB exhibits, interactive shows, kid friendly events plus of course the numerous giveaways and offers provided at the St. Louis event made the event a must see for all fans especially those of us who are priced out of attending the actual All Star game, Home Run Derby et al, who want to be part of the "All Star Experience".
I look forward to meeting up with my Mets chat pals Liz and Patti at the event today as well as the chance to mingle with what I hope will be a large contingent of fellow Mets fans.
I must thank my wonderful wife for "allowing" me the time here in NJ following the beautiful wedding of our niece on Saturday to attend the Fan Fest and also providing the opportunity to attend the Mets game Friday night at Citi Field against the hated Phillies where I'll meet up again with another Mets chat pal, Dave..
I'll be glad to get in some walk mileage today because while I'm thrilled to be able to participate in all of these events, I do need to get back home to St. Louis as I've been extremely lazy in attempting to maintain my workouts here.
Simply stated I've eaten like a HOG over the past 4 or 5 days ... Thanks in no small part to those (and you know who you are LOL) who hosted the terrific wedding reception and family BBQ the following day as well as my increasingly weak "vacation" (from what?) will power to eat healthy.