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D-backs announce 2014 Opening Day festivities at Chase Field


PHOENIX - Former D-backs broadcaster and 2014 Buck O'Neill Award recipient Joe Garagiola, Sr. will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the D-backs' 2014 Chase Field opener on Monday at 6:40PM against the San Francisco Giants. Garagiola will be assisted by little leaguers from the D-backs Give Back Jersey Program and a limited number of tickets are still available for the highly anticipated game, which is expected to be sold out.

The D-backs will host their first-ever webcast pregame show live from the field starting at 3:00PM. The online show will be streamed live on www.dbacks.com and will feature exclusive content, including player interviews and live batting practice until 5:30PM when the FOX Sports Arizona pregame show begins.

Fans are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy the Opening Day Street Festival. The Opening Day Street Festival will begin at 3:00PM in front of the Gila River Casinos Plaza along 4th Street and Jackson and will feature food trucks, D-backs inflatables, and several other activities, including a performance by Mesa-based band Murrieta at 5:00PM.

Game Seven Grill will open at noon for fans to enjoy live grilling and outdoor seating, as well as an expanded second story for additional seating. As fans enter the stadium, D-backs staff will hand out 50,000 2014 D-backs Magnet schedules, courtesy of Pepsi.

Prior to first pitch, D-backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt and outfielder Gerardo Parra will receive their 2013 Rawlings Gold Gloves during a special pregame ceremony on the field. Goldschmidt will also be presented with additional awards from the 2013 season, including the Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger, Hank Aaron and Mel Ott Awards. The national anthem will be performed by Season 12 American Idol finalist Angie Miller.

Tickets are still available for Opening Day and the rest of the series against the San Francisco Giants (March 31- April 3) and can be purchased online at dbacks.com/tickets, by calling 602.514.8400 or at the Chase Field Box Office.

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