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QUESTIONS ABOUT EVENT DAY FOR BATTERS AND FIELDERS
Q: How do my guests enter Fenway Park and where can they watch me bat and/or field?
A: All of your guests can enter Fenway Park through Gate E. Guests will be able to cheer you on from the grandstands where they can view all of the on-field action!
Please note: only on-field participants are allowed on the field and in participant reception space.
Q: I know my check-in time, but what time will I actually be batting or fielding?
A: You are scheduled to bat approximately 30 minutes after check-in. Fielders will also take to the field a half hour after check-in. Throughout the day we may be behind or ahead of schedule and therefore batting times may shift accordingly. In order to reserve your space, it is necessary for you to check-in at Fenway Park promptly at your designated check-in time.
Q: Where do I go if I have a batting package?
A: When you check in at batter registration, you will receive a T-shirt and gift bag. From there, an escort will bring you and your batting team to the Visitor’s Clubhouse. The escort will then bring you to the batting cages to "warm up." Finally, you're ready to face the Green Monster and will receive 20 pitches from a pitching machine. You should arrive at home plate approximately one hour after your check-in time.
Q: Where do I go if I have a fielding package?
A: When you check in at fielder registration, you will receive a T-shirt and gift bag. From there, you will be escorted to the Red Sox dugout where the Fielding Coordinator will provide detailed instructions.
Q: How fast is the pitching machine?
A: The pitching machine throws balls at 60 miles per hour. All participants can request to hit off a batting tee if that is more comfortable. Hand tossed pitches will not be allowed. Aluminum bats are provided, although we have limited sizes; you are more than welcome to bring your own bat. Cleats are not permitted during the event.
Q: What happens if I hit the Green Monster or even hit one over it?
A: You will receive an "I Hit the Wall" T-shirt to show off to all your friends and family!
Q: Does the Jimmy Fund videotape the event? Take photos?
A: There will be no videotape of the 2017 event. Photos will be taken of each batter and fielder and will be emailed out as soon as available.
Q: Where do I change? Are there showers?
A: Participants will be able to change at Fenway Park. Unfortunately, there are no shower facilities available.
Q: What happens if it rains?
A: Should the weather seem questionable, please call 617-582-8342 and listen to the voicemail recording. We will update this message periodically with information regarding the event. We will also update the website should the event be postponed. Should we need to host the event on another day due to inclement weather, you will be contacted with the new date. Your batting and/or fielding check-in times will remain the same.