One of my favorite things about being a part of Baseball Prospectus is interacting with you, our readers. You are an extension of what we do—with a collective, driving thirst for baseball knowledge that is unparalleled on the internet. And while talking to you all either in our chats, comments section, Bat Signal, or various social media platforms is great, we like to get out there and see you in person as well. Yes, you. So each year, we schedule a number of ballpark events so we can all hang out together in the cathedrals of our collective choosing.
This year, we even put out a survey specifically to find out what you all wanted out of these events. As a result, we’ve scheduled them for some of the most popular venues and we’ve made them a little more cost-conscious so we can bring as many people out to the ballpark with us as possible.
For those of you who have not been to an event with us before (and as a reminder for those who have), here is what you can expect from the experience:
- Admittance to a private "meet and greet" with Baseball Prospectus personalities and special guests approximately 2 hours prior to game time.
- A question and answer session with members of the home team’s front office, followed by one with BP staff members.
- A ticket to the game, where you can sit alongside some of your favorite writers and your fellow readers.
- A $15 coupon to be used toward a new Baseball Prospectus Premium or Super Premium subscription or your next Premium or Super Premium renewal.
Some events have giveaways, like bobbleheads or t-shirts. Some events have concession vouchers built into the ticket. For full details of what each event includes, please check out the individual links listed below.
Here is the current list of 2017 Baseball Prospectus ballpark events, along with some of our anticipated guests (more to be added as they are confirmed):
Baltimore Orioles vs St Louis Cardinals
Ticket Price: $52.00
Game Time: 4:05pm
Front Office Guests: Dan Duquette, General Manager, and others
BP Attendees: Craig Goldstein, Jeffrey Paternostro, Jeff Long, and more
New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies
Ticket Price: $60.00
Game Time: 4:10pm
Front Office Guests: Sandy Alderson, General Manager, and T.J. Barra, Director of Research & Development
BP Attendees: Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella, Jeffrey Paternostro, Kate Feldman, and more
Giveaway: The beautiful Asdrubal Cabrera bobblehead pictured below
Pittsburgh Pirates vs St Louis Cardinals
Ticket Price: $48.00 (includes $5 concession voucher)
Game Time: 7:15pm
Front Office Guests: Neal Huntington, General Manager (probable), Greg Smith, Assistant General Manager, and others
BP Attendees: Harry Pavlidis, Bret Sayre, and more
Giveaway: The beautiful Pirates t-shirt pictured below
Minnesota Twins vs Texas Rangers
Ticket Price: $45.00
Game Time: 6:10pm
Front Office Guests: Thad Levine, General Manager, and others
BP Attendees: Aaron Gleeman, Matthew Trueblood, Parker Hageman, and more
Get your tickets today while supplies last, and we'll see you out at the park!