This is the second time I've had a chance to participate in this event, and both times it has been a ton of fun. From start to finish it is a class event. The day begins by getting each participant properly suited up - handing out authentic Giants jersey's and caps to wear on the field (and keep as souvenirs). After that, each player is placed in one of three spots - infield, outfield and the batting cage. In the infield and outfield spots you shag flies and grounders hit to you by former Giants players. But of course the real action is at the batting cage, where you get to take a few batting practice cuts from the machine: A couple of notes:
1. I managed to plunk a couple of shots into the seats;
2. Sadly, those seats would be the ones in the left field foul area.
3. I only whiffed on one pitch (which, btw, were coming in at 65-70 MPH) - no too shabby.
4. My best "shot" was a fly ball to left field that didn't even make the warning track - a/k/a a can of corn.
Oh well, so no future as a major leaguer a head of me. What a fun day anyway. A few shots of batting and fielding practice below: