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Rays set to host Fan Fest on Saturday

By Marc Topkin
Published: February 9, 2018
Carlos Pena was a fan favorite during his time as a Rays player. [Times files 2008}

The Rays host their annual Fan Fest at Tropicana Field on Saturday, 11-4 with free admission and parking.

More than 30 players, headlined by Chris Archer and Kevin Kiermaier, will be there, interacting with fans in different activities, including tailgate-style games and photo ops.

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There also will be 50 former big-leaguers, including ex-Rays Carlos Pena (now an MLB Network analyst) and Roberto Hernandez, signing autographs.

Other highlights include a 20th anniversary panel; sampling of food from new concessionaire, Levy; Archer and Steven Souza Jr. reading stories to kids; tours of the clubhouse; clinics; and a "yard sale" of game-used equipment and other memorabilia.

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They also will be selling some of their new 20th anniversary merchandise.