Arizona Diamondbacks Fan Fest in Phoenix, 2/8/14

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Valley temperatures are starting to rise and football season is over, which means America's pastime is right around the corner and the Arizona Diamondbacks let fans get up close and personal with their favorite players at this year's Fan Fest. The players signed autographs, took photo's with excited fans, and talked about the upcoming season. There we plenty of activites for the kids including batting practice, wall climbing, fielding practice, and clubhouse tours. Thousands of baseball fans of all ages packed Chase Field for the five-hour event as they hope the team can improve on last year's 81-81 record. Newly-aquired Pitcher Bronson Arroyo should add some depth to the team's pitching rotation, which struggled due to injuries and inconsistent play.

Photos by Jim Louvau