Sunday, February 12, 2012

Astros Fan Fest - Fan Questions

I am currently working on a couple of posts about Astros Fan Fest that I will be posting over the next couple of days, but I thought I'd give you a sneak preview.  Sarah Nelson (aka @HooksFanSarah on twitter) suggested that, since it was Fan Fest, I should ask Bud Norris and J.D. Martinez about a favorite fan memory.  Here's what they had to say ~

Rather than pointing out a single fan experience, Bud talked about how he loves getting to know some of the fans by seeing the same faces over and over at Spring Training and other venues and seeing how much they love the Astros.  "... Just seeing the love that these people have for the game, especially here in Houston, is a lot of fun.  So, when I get to see the smiles on their face, it definitely puts one on mine."

J.D. talked about how his Mom acts as de facto president of his fan club and helps him keep on top of his fan mail with particular attention to the kids.  He pointed to this recent fan interaction as one of his favorites ~

J.D. Martinez
Signing autographs for my fans tonight and ran into lil Isaac! Gotta love my fans!

"It was just cool because it was written in his writing and it was neat."

Coming tomorrow - Everything Old is New Again

1 comment:

  1. It's good to know that they don't mind seeing the same faces over and over again. I remember at the AA All Stars Game in San Antonio this past year, I was trying to get a photo of JD Martinez. He was sitting at the autograph table and gave me a little wave as he sat there. When there was a pause in the line he looked up and gave me his fabulous smile! It's one of my favorite pictures!
    Glad they don't think we're stalkers! :)
    One of our minor league coaches commented to my young son last season, "Woah! I never know where you're going to pop up?!"