If you want to someday see your kid play baseball at Fenway Park, Saturday could be your chance.
The field itself will be covered, and it'll be way too cold anyhow, but that morning the Red Sox will transform the ballpark's suites into an arcade of sorts and stage a video-game baseball tournament -- featuring Sony's "MLB 12: The Show" and PlayStation Move -- as part of the Kid Nation Winterfest event running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Competitors have until the close of business Friday to register for the competition, which will feature three divisions: 10-and-under, 16-and-under, and open. Division winners will receive a prize -- plus they'll have the opportunity to take the experience of playing in a real major-league stadium to the next level by playing against a real major-league player. That'd be Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks.
Sox outfielder Daniel Nava will join Middlebrooks in welcoming children to the festivities, which will also include opportunities to hit baseballs in the batting cages and to hang out in the Wally’s World neighborhood, where the Green Monster himself will offer a variety of games and activities.
While all that's going on, the team will simultaneously be having open auditions for the vacant Fenway Park public address announcer position, and screening potential performers of the national anthem.
Maybe best of all, the event is free, and open to fans of all ages.
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