Rays fans can get a chance to meet the team during the Tampa Bay Rays Fan Fest on Feb. 22 at Tropicana Field.
Admission and parking are free for the event, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Some returning features include players reading stories to children, photos with mascots Raymond and DJ Kitty, a coaches clinic, and interactive baseball activities such as having your pitch speed measured with a radar gun. Manager Joe Maddon will again hold his Thanksmas dinner.
New this year, the team is introducing online reservations to help curb long lines for autographs at the event. Fans will have to go online to purchase a pass providing access to a specific player at a specific time. Passes will be available for purchase at a later date. There will be no sales on the day of the event.
Fans can pay to receive autographs from Rays players as well as more than 25 former big leaguers with the proceeds going to the ALS Association Florida Chapter.
For more information, call 888-FAN-RAYS or log on to raysbaseball.com/fanfest.