HQNOW: Your All-Star Week To-Do List

As a fantasy baseball player, you know this is the longest week of the summer. Sure, there's a game on Tuesday night... but it doesn't count. After that, we're like Rogers Hornsby, just looking out the window and waiting for Friday. (Well, aside from a single stray game on Thursday.)

We have an idea for how you can use this week more productively:

Monday: Check out our First Pitch Arizona web site. Take note of the new dates for this year. Check out our new host hotel. Browse last year's program. See the confirmed speakers for this year. Check out the #FPAZ19 hashtag on Twitter to see who is already talking about this year's event. Better yet, check out the #FPAZ18 hashtag to soak in the vibe from last year's event.

Tuesday: Float the idea at home. Soften up the ground with your significant other. Spouses have accompanied past attendees even if they don't register for the conference. Arizona is a beautiful area to explore in the fall, you know...

Wednesday: Research your travel options. (Pro tip: get to PHX as early as possible on Thursday, as the afternoon games on Thursday are the unofficial start of the weekend.)

Thursday: REGISTER!

Friday: Back to baseball for the 2nd half, knowing that you have your offseason kickoff all squared away.

OK, maybe that timeline is a bit aggressive, but you'll want to make your plans soon, as we sold out in 2018. And as previous attendees say, First Pitch Arizona is worth the early planning effort.

But don't delay too long, as our LIMITED TIME EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION rate of $279 expires on July 15th. That's a nearly 50% discount on our standard full-conference rate!


  • Three half-days filled with over a dozen seminar sessions
  • Tickets to 4 Arizona Fall League ballgames
  • FREE copy of Ron Shandler's 2020 Baseball Forecaster
  • FREE copy of BaseballHQ.com's 2020 Minor League Baseball Analyst
  • FREE Thursday evening welcome reception
  • FREE hot buffet breakfasts (hotel guests only)
  • FREE Friday or Saturday lunch event
  • Handouts, "instant freebies" and prizes

REGISTER NOW and save $250!

Visit the First Pitch Arizona homepage for more details, and REGISTER by July 15th for all of the weekend's activities at our lowest price!

Hope to see you there!

Brent Hershey
Ray Murphy

Host, First Pitch Arizona

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