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    My yearly Fan Fest rant.

    I make this rant every year. dutch_litchford agrees with it.

    Why the heck is Fan Fest before pitchers and catchers even report for spring training? Who the heck is thinking about MLB now? It's so stupid.

    They should have it 1-2 weeks before the regular season starts.

    Just like in the NBA, teams have their fan fest during the preseason, usually 1-1.5 weeks before the regular season.

    For CBB, some teams have it the night or day before their regular season starts.

    The A's Fan Fest is even worse. The past two years, they've had it in January. January!!!






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    Don't have the time after Spring to do it, really. Only one day between the last Spring game and the season opener.











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    Quote Originally Posted by Eze View Post
    Don't have the time after Spring to do it, really. Only one day between the last Spring game and the season opener.
    But isn't there a day off somewhere during spring training? They could fly to SF from Arizona during a break in the schedule.













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    Quote Originally Posted by nuraman00 View Post
    But isn't there a day off somewhere during spring training? They could fly to SF from Arizona during a break in the schedule.
    They have about 40 days worth of Spring with three "days off", but during those days off, they just don't play games - they still come to the facility to practice, etc - so not really any days off.











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    Quote Originally Posted by Eze View Post
    They have about 40 days worth of Spring with three "days off", but during those days off, they just don't play games - they still come to the facility to practice, etc - so not really any days off.
    Well, it just seems like the MLB could schedule a weekend off, so every team has a chance to do their fan fest. 7 weeks away! 9 if you went to the A's fan fest.













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    I saw Brandon McCarthy today signing pictures of JJ Putz's legs with McCarthy's name on them because the D'Backs didn't get him his own headshot (lol), so, I'm not sure as many teams put as much into it as a team like the Giants, who tend to embrace that kind of thing.











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    Quote Originally Posted by Eze View Post
    I saw Brandon McCarthy today signing pictures of JJ Putz's legs with McCarthy's name on them because the D'Backs didn't get him his own headshot (lol), so, I'm not sure as many teams put as much into it as a team like the Giants, who tend to embrace that kind of thing.
    Lol.













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    Quote Originally Posted by nuraman00 View Post
    Lol.
    Poor guy












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    Ouch! Can you find a pic of him from the A's fan fest last year, when you have time? How did they do it?













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    My fan fest rant this year is softened a little.

    After 3 years of doing their fan fest in January (2011-2013), the Oakland A's Fan Fest is now in February (2014, 2015). At least it's out of January, 9 weeks before the season starts.

    The same point remains though, that fan fests 7 weeks before the season, are stupid.

    All of MLB should make a dedicated day where all teams have them, 1 or 2 weekends before the season.

    Just don't have any spring training games that day.

    It was also stupid in 2012, how the A's played a regular season game overseas, then came back and played an exhibition against the Giants. Once the regular season starts, a team can't play meaningless games after that.

    My yearly rant is synonymous to KingsOwn19's yearly rant on that word that gets used during the few weeks preceding March Madness Selection Sunday. If I could repost his rant from 2008 or 2007, I would. That's his yearly rant; this one's mine.






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    One of my fan fest rants is back unfortunately.

    After having fan fest in February the past two years, Oakland has reverted to its 2011-2013 ways.

    Fan Fest in 2016 is in January again. January 24. 3 weeks before the Giants one.













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    Quote Originally Posted by nuraman00 View Post
    One of my fan fest rants is back unfortunately.

    After having fan fest in February the past two years, Oakland has reverted to its 2011-2013 ways.

    Fan Fest in 2016 is in January again. January 24. 3 weeks before the Giants one.
    It's funny you mention this because I noticed that the Minnesota Twins are doing the same thing right now starting theirs up, calling it their "Winter Caravan". Of course, they have more ground (and three states) to cover. They seem to be popular back there, and I guess if you're living through that kind of Winter you'll take any reminder of Spring and Summer, right?






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    Quote Originally Posted by B.O.B. View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by nuraman00 View Post
    One of my fan fest rants is back unfortunately.

    After having fan fest in February the past two years, Oakland has reverted to its 2011-2013 ways.

    Fan Fest in 2016 is in January again. January 24. 3 weeks before the Giants one.
    It's funny you mention this because I noticed that the Minnesota Twins are doing the same thing right now starting theirs up, calling it their "Winter Caravan". Of course, they have more ground (and three states) to cover. They seem to be popular back there, and I guess if you're living through that kind of Winter you'll take any reminder of Spring and Summer, right?
    Haha, good point.

    What made you notice the Minnesota Twins Winter Caravan? How did you come across it?













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    Quote Originally Posted by nuraman00 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by nuraman00 View Post
    One of my fan fest rants is back unfortunately.

    After having fan fest in February the past two years, Oakland has reverted to its 2011-2013 ways.

    Fan Fest in 2016 is in January again. January 24. 3 weeks before the Giants one.
    It's funny you mention this because I noticed that the Minnesota Twins are doing the same thing right now starting theirs up, calling it their "Winter Caravan". Of course, they have more ground (and three states) to cover. They seem to be popular back there, and I guess if you're living through that kind of Winter you'll take any reminder of Spring and Summer, right?
    Haha, good point.

    What made you notice the Minnesota Twins Winter Caravan? How did you come across it?
    I follow them on Twitter. Had a great time at a game at Target Field awhile back and just really like the team.






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    Quote Originally Posted by B.O.B. View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by nuraman00 View Post
    One of my fan fest rants is back unfortunately.

    After having fan fest in February the past two years, Oakland has reverted to its 2011-2013 ways.

    Fan Fest in 2016 is in January again. January 24. 3 weeks before the Giants one.
    It's funny you mention this because I noticed that the Minnesota Twins are doing the same thing right now starting theirs up, calling it their "Winter Caravan". Of course, they have more ground (and three states) to cover. They seem to be popular back there, and I guess if you're living through that kind of Winter you'll take any reminder of Spring and Summer, right?
    Haha, good point.

    What made you notice the Minnesota Twins Winter Caravan? How did you come across it?
    I follow them on Twitter. Had a great time at a game at Target Field awhile back and just really like the team.
    Do you have any more vacations planned during this year's Spring Training? You've gone on vacation during that time the past few years.













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    Quote Originally Posted by nuraman00 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by nuraman00 View Post
    One of my fan fest rants is back unfortunately.

    After having fan fest in February the past two years, Oakland has reverted to its 2011-2013 ways.

    Fan Fest in 2016 is in January again. January 24. 3 weeks before the Giants one.
    It's funny you mention this because I noticed that the Minnesota Twins are doing the same thing right now starting theirs up, calling it their "Winter Caravan". Of course, they have more ground (and three states) to cover. They seem to be popular back there, and I guess if you're living through that kind of Winter you'll take any reminder of Spring and Summer, right?
    Haha, good point.

    What made you notice the Minnesota Twins Winter Caravan? How did you come across it?
    I follow them on Twitter. Had a great time at a game at Target Field awhile back and just really like the team.
    Do you have any more vacations planned during this year's Spring Training? You've gone on vacation during that time the past few years.
    Going down to South Florida to visit family, but probably gonna miss games this year.






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