Giants' annual FanFest set for Saturday

Giants' annual FanFest set for Saturday

SAN FRANCISCO -- Virtually every square inch of AT&T Park will be thrown open to the public on Saturday, when the Giants conduct their annual FanFest.

Admission is free as gates open at 10 a.m. and close at 3 p.m. PT. Although parking is available on a first-come, first-serve basis in Lots A and B and at Pier 48 for $10, the Giants urge fans to take public transportation to the ballpark.

Fans will have opportunities to meet Giants players, members of the coaching staff and manager Bruce Bochy in the @Cafe; walk or play catch on the field (weather permitting); take photographs with the club's three recent World Series trophies at The Yard on Terry Francois Boulevard; listen to the always-entertaining question-and-answer sessions; visit The Garden beyond the center-field barrier; purchase merchandise and take a self-guided tour of the Giants' clubhouse.

Also, donations will be accepted to benefit the Giants Community Fund and its Junior Giants Baseball Program.

Besides Bochy, the list of club personnel expected to be present includes Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda, most of the coaching staff and the entire English- and Spanish-speaking broadcast crews.

The anticipated roster of players likely to attend features Ehire Adrianza, Brandon Belt, Gregor Blanco, Michael Broadway, Trevor Brown, Madison Bumgarner, Matt Cain, Santiago Casilla, Brandon Crawford, Johnny Cueto, Matt Duffy, Cory Gearrin, Chris Heston, George Kontos, Derek Law, Javier Lopez, Josh Osich, Joe Panik, Jarrett Parker, Jake Peavy, Hunter Pence, Buster Posey, Sergio Romo, Denard Span, Hunter Strickland, Andrew Susac, Kelby Tomlinson and Mac Williamson.

Chris Haft is a reporter for Read his blog, Haft-Baked Ideas, follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.