The Orioles have announced the autograph schedule for their 2014 FanFest event on Feb. 1. Autograph ticket vouchers go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. on the club's website.
All but one autograph station will require purchase of an autograph voucher, which can be purchased at orioles.com/fanfest. Each voucher will be good for one autograph from each of the three or four players at each station. One station for children ages 4 to 14 will be free and operate throughout the day.
Autograph vouchers are $20 each; the proceeds go to OriolesREACH children’s charities. There is a limit of two vouchers per person per session time, and fans redeeming them must be 3 years of age or older. Since vouchers are likely to sell out — the entire schedule was sold out last year within a few hours last year — fans are encouraged to buy vouchers in advance. There will be 250 vouchers sold for each session.
If vouchers are available on the day of the event, they will be sold at the Orioles Park box office and the FanFest ticket sales location at the Baltimore Convention Center.
FanFest will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Season-ticket holders will gain early entry at 10 a.m., and the first 250 season-ticket holders attending will receive a voucher for a complimentary autograph session to begin at 10 a.m.
Autograph Station No. 1
11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.: Mike Bordick, Bill Hunter, Matt Wieters 12:40 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.: Al Bumbry, Nolan Reimold, John Russell, Chris Tillman 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Kevin Gausman, T.J. McFarland, Buck Showalter 3:20 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.: Chris Davis, Steve Johnson, Johnny Monell 4:40 p.m. – 5:40 p.m.: T.J. McFarland, Michael Ohlman, Jim Palmer, Nate Snell
Autograph Station No. 2
11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.: Zach Britton, Kevin Gausman, Steve Johnson, Calvin Maduro 12:40 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. Ryan Flaherty, Adam Jones, Steve Pearce 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.: J.J. Hardy, Chris Jones, David Lough 3:20 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.: Dylan Bundy, Darren O'Day, Troy Patton, Jemile Weeks 4:40 p.m. – 5:40 p.m.: Mike Belfiore, Manny Machado, Jonathan Schoop, Larry Sheets
Autograph Station No. 3
11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.: Dylan Bundy, David Lough, Ryan Webb 12:40 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.: Nick Markakis, Jonathan Schoop, Josh Stinson 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Miguel Gonzalez, Jim Palmer, Dave Wallace, Ryan Webb 3:20 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.: Tommy Hunter, Brian Matusz, Chris Tillman 4:40 p.m. – 5:40 p.m.: Larry Bigbie, Kelvin De La Cruz, Henry Urrutia, Matt Wieters
Autograph Station No. 4
11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.: Steve Clevenger, Chris Davis, Liam Hendriks 12:40 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.: Tommy Hunter, Darren O'Day, Henry Urrutia 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Tim Berry, Steve Clevenger, Manny Machado, Joe Orsulak 3:20 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.: Adam Jones, Wayne Kirby, Josh Stinson 4:40 p.m. – 5:40 p.m.: Brad Brach, Ken Dixon, Miguel Gonzalez
In other Orioles-related ticket news, Triple-A Norfolk officially announced that it will host an exhibition game at Norfolk’s Harbor Park on March 29 at 3:05 p.m.
Tickets for the game will go on sale on March 8 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased on the Tides' website (www.norfolktides.com) or by calling 800-745-3000. Prices are $25 for box seats and $22 for reserves seats. Tides season-ticket holders and corporate sponsors will receive correspondence about early ticket-purchasing opportunities.
This will be the fourth time the Orioles play a preseason exhibition game in Norfolk since the Tides became the organization's Triple-A affiliate in 2007. They played the Nationals in 2007 and 2009, and the Orioles played the Tides in an exhibition before the 2012 season.