One week from today, I will be in New York for my “Inside NY Yankees Experience,” a gift my family gave to me for my fortieth birthday. Earlier in the week, I received my itinerary and ticket for the game in the mail. The Yanks are playing Tampa Bay, in what is turning out to be a pretty close race in the AL East. I guess I picked a good game.
For anyone curious about what the Inside Experience involves, here is what my itinerary looks like:
- 10:15am: Guest arrival and registration
- 10:30-12:00pm: Exclusive stadium tour
- 12:00-12:45pm: Photo and autograph opportunity with a current roster player. (I kind of wonder if the player will really want my autograph. How many baseball players are science fiction fans?)
- 12:45-1:30pm: Lunch Buffet
- 1:30pm: Guest depart to their seats
- 4:05pm: First pitch
Since we are in September, there is now a 40-man roster, which means the player we meet could be the fellow just called up from single-A. Regardless, I am very excited about this event. My seats are behind home plate, looking up the third base line. My brother-in-law is also attending the game, although he was way, way up in the nosebleeds on the third base side.
While I doubt I will be live-blogging the game, you can expect a post and pictures afterward. And I’ll be doing my best to tweet the goings-on while I am there.
It’s possible that one of the Yankees are a genre reader. The overlap between baseball and SF is probably larger than any other sport and science fiction.
Paul, if it turns out the player I meet is a genre reader AND wants my autograph, I’ll buy you dinner! 😉
Sounds like a great experience. My guess for your player experience is Russell Martin. According to his blog he is a big fan of your work. Why wouldn’t he be.