The annual gathering kicks off this afternoon at 1 PM. Since I have a job (mild mannered employee by day, blogger by night… I’m like Batman.) I won’t be attending today. Possibly Saturday… I haven’t decided. (I always do stuff like this on the spur of the moment. Keeps everyone on their toes.)

From what I hear, there will be more activities and events than last year, so it should be a good time. If you’re looking to interact with current players, old-timers, broadcasters, etc. this is certainly your event. Heck, even Dayton Moore himself wanders the exhibition hall, stopping to talk to fans and answering questions.

So if you’re going, feel free to use the comments section here to give us your impressions and experiences. I always like to get as many impressions as possible from events like this to get the “big picture” if you will. And if you have some cool photos that you’d like to share, send them to brown3829 at gmail dot com. (Get it?) Bonus points if you can snag a pic with Greinke, Saberhagen and Cone together.

Pitchers and Jason Kendall are just around the corner.