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Rangers announce participants for 2013 Fan Fest and Winter Caravan

Arlington, Texas - The Texas Rangers today announced the participant schedule for the team's 2013 Fan Fest next weekend and the public appearances on the 2013 Winter Caravan, which begins this week.

Fan Fest will take place this Friday and Saturday, January 11-12 at the Arlington Convention Center. Tickets will available at the door or can be purchased in advance at texasrangers.com. Fan Fest admission is $25.00 for adults and $15.00 for children 13 and under for a one-day pass and $40.00 for adults and $25.00 for children 13 and under for a two-day pass. The Fan Fest Ticket Office located in the Southeast Gallery of the Arlington Convention Center will open two hours prior to the doors opening on each date.

The club today announced the daily schedule for autograph sessions, question & answer sessions, and clinics as well as the autograph procedures that will be in place for this year's event.

Nearly 25 current Rangers and members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame will be appearing over the two days of Fan Fest. The schedule of individuals appearing each day is as follows. PLEASE NOTE THE SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Any updates to this schedule can be found at texasrangers.com/fanfest.

Friday, January 11-Doors to Arlington Convention Center open at 4:00 p.m. Autograph sessions at 5:00, 6:00, and 7:00 p.m. Dr Pepper Awards Show takes place from 8:00 until 10:00 p.m.
Individuals Signing Autographs: Adrian Beltre, Steve Buechele, John Burkett, Yu Darvish, Colby Lewis, Joe Nathan, A.J. Pierzynski.
Individuals Participating in Question and Answer Sessions: Colby Lewis, Joe Nathan.
Hall of Famers Scheduled in the Fergie Jenkins Foundation Booth: Rollie Fingers, Fergie Jenkins, Gaylord Perry  

Saturday, January 12-Doors to Arlington Convention Center open at 9:00 a.m. Autograph sessions at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12 noon, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m.
Individuals Signing Autographs: Dave Anderson, Engel Beltre, Cody Buckel, Nelson Cruz, Craig Gentry, Neftali Feliz, Rusty Greer, Matt Harrison, Andy Hawkins, Derek Holland, Ian Kinsler, Mike Maddux, Mark McLemore, Jackie Moore, Mike Olt, Robbie Ross, Ben Rowen, Nolan Ryan, Tanner Scheppers, Joakim Soria, Jim Sundberg, Ron Washington
Individuals Participating in Question and Answer Sessions: Nelson Cruz, Jon Daniels, Ian Kinsler, Fergie Jenkins, Ron Washington.
Individual Participating in Clinics: Bobby Jones/Mark McLemore/Pete O'Brien (hitting); Andy Hawkins/Mike Maddux (pitching); Jim Sundberg (catching).
Hall of Famers Scheduled in the Fergie Jenkins Foundation Booth: Rollie Fingers, Fergie Jenkins, Gaylord Perry  

BELOW ARE THE AUTOGRAPH PROCEDURES FOR TEXAS RANGERS 2013 FANFEST:

  • Fan Fest autograph schedules will not be announced in advance other than what is listed above.
  • Television monitors located at the information booths in the Grand Hall and near the entrance of the Exhibit Hall and the television screens located near the main stage will post who is signing during each session 1 hour prior to the start of that session.
  • Entrance to the designated line will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.  Individuals who use wheelchairs must adhere to the same first-come, first-served process as all other fans.
  • When lines are at the designated capacity, an "END OF LINE" sign will be posted and no further guests will be allowed to enter the line.
  • There are six designated autograph sessions throughout the weekend where all fans in attendance 1 hour prior to the start of the autograph session will be eligible to participate. Participants will be selected randomly. More information on players and scheduled times will be available on each day of Fan Fest.
  • One autograph per person is allowed, no exceptions.
  • Players will sign approximately 225 autographs per session.  Players will not sign beyond their allotted time.
  • Prior to the 2013 Fan Fest, Fast Passes were sold online at texasrangers.com.  60 guests will have the opportunity to skip to the front of each autograph session on each day of the event.


Presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, the 2013 Texas Rangers Winter Caravan features Rangers executives, players, coaches, broadcasters, and alumni making appearances at 13 Academy Sports + Outdoors locations in Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma during January.

The complete schedule of Rangers appearances at Academy Sports + Outdoors locations (all are open free of charge to the public; schedule of participants is subject to change; number of autographs to be signed will be limited depending on location; please visit www.academy.com or texasrangers.com for complete details):

Wednesday, January 9, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 3677 Emporium Circle, Mesquite, TX 75150
Scheduled to Appear: Engel Beltre, Neftali Feliz, David Murphy, Benji Gil. Eleno Ornelas
Thursday, January 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 1101 West Arbrook Blvd., Arlington, TX 76015
Scheduled to Appear: Colby Lewis, Joe Nathan, Ron Washington
Sunday, January 13, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 6101 I-20, Fort Worth, TX 76132
Scheduled to Appear: Dave Anderson, Craig Gentry, Mike Olt
Sunday, January 13, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 4000 Preston Road, Frisco, TX 75035
Scheduled to Appear: Matt Harrison, Robbie Ross, Joakim Soria
Monday, January 14, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 7700 South Walker Ave (at I-240), Oklahoma City, OK 73139
Scheduled to Appear: Dave Anderson, Justin Grimm, Michael Kirkman, Tanner Scheppers, Eric Nadel
Tuesday, January 15, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 3201 Lawrence Rd., Wichita Falls, TX 76308
Scheduled to Appear: Dave Anderson, Justin Grimm, Michael Kirkman, Tanner Scheppers, Eric Nadel
Wednesday, January 16, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 2801 Beene Blvd., Bossier City, LA 71111
Scheduled to Appear: Dave Anderson, Justin Grimm, Michael Kirkman, Mike Olt, Tom Grieve
Wednesday, January 16, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 8668 South Broadway Ave., Tyler, TX 75703
Scheduled to Appear: Dave Anderson, Justin Grimm, Michael Kirkman, Mike Olt, Tom Grieve
Wednesday, January 23, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 4071 North Loop 1604 West, San Antonio, TX 78257
Scheduled to Appear: Derek Holland, Ian Kinsler, Josh Lindblom, Brandon Snyder, Ron Washington, Steve Busby
Thursday, January 24, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 1104 C-Bar Ranch Trail, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Scheduled to Appear: Derek Holland, Josh Lindblom, Jackie Moore, Steve Busby, Matt Hicks
Friday, January 25, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 210 North New Road, Waco, TX 76710
Scheduled to Appear: Andy Hawkins, Derek Holland, Josh Lindblom, David Murphy, Brandon Snyder, Steve Busby, Matt Hicks
Tuesday, January 29, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 7441 Northeast Loop 820, North Richland Hills, TX 76180
Scheduled to Appear: Craig Gentry, Ian Kinsler, Mitch Moreland
Thursday, January 31, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 3950 John Knox Drive (at Cedar Run Road), Abilene, TX 79606
Scheduled to Appear: Matt Harrison, Mike Maddux, Mitch Moreland, Eric Nadel

In addition, the Rangers Caravan will be in Frisco on Saturday, January 19 at the Frisco RoughRiders Open House from 1:30-3:00 p.m. at Dr Pepper Ballpark. Scheduled to Appear: Steve Buechele, Craig Gentry, Derek Holland, David Murphy, Tanner Scheppers.

The 2013 Rangers Winter Caravan is also sponsored in part by Fox Sports Southwest, CBS11/TXA21, ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM, and ESPN DePortes 1540 AM.

An updated listing of Texas Rangers appearances open to the public can be found at texasrangers.com/appearances.
 

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