For years Baseball Prospectus has conducted events at major-league ballparks around the country, giving fans a chance to come out and meet their favorite writers, hear from executives from their local team, and enjoy a great game of baseball all in one evening. However, until now, no event had ever been held at Kauffman Stadium.
That is about to change. For the first time ever, Baseball Prospectus is holding an event in Kansas City. On Saturday, July 9th, you can come out to the ballpark early and meet your favorite Baseball Prospectus writers, including minor-league expert Kevin Goldstein; Craig Brown (also of Royals Authority); Jeff Euston; and Joe Hamrahi. You can also meet me.
You'll hear from us, and you'll also hear from someone in the Royals front office who will talk about the organization and answer questions. You'll also get a ticket to that evening's game against the Tigers; we'll all sit out in right field in front of Rivals during the game and continue our conversations, while waiting to fight over a home run ball from Hosmer or Gordon.
The game is a 6:10 start, but the fun begins around 4 o'clock. The cost of the entire event, including your ticket to the game, is $30. And if you are a current or prospective subscriber to BP, you'll get half of that money back in a $15 rebate to a BP subscription.
I'd love to meet as many of you as possible that evening, so if you can make it, please sign up here. Please note that registration for the event ends on Monday, so please sign up as soon as possible.