How to score autographs at spring training

PHOENIX - Spring training in the Valley as a lot going for it. Warm weather, friendly fans, ballpark food and of course, tons of access to players.

If you're spending any time at Goodyear Ballpark, we've got tips on where to score player autographs.

"About 9:15 a.m. daily, the players are out there and its free and open to the public, so a lot of times fans can get some autographs down there," said Goodyear Ballpark's Debbie Diveney. "Before a game a lot of times down the line people will get autographs from the players. They're very good and very friendly."

If you want a more concrete chance at getting those prized signatures, Goodyear Ballpark has an option for you.

"Arrive early," said Diveney. "Our gates open at 11:30 on game days and we'll distribute autograph tickets between 11:00 and 11:15."

The special autograph tickets will get you into an autograph session.

If you're going to Tempe Diablo stadium, there are a few strategies as well.

Around 11:15 a.m., after players finish hitting practice, they will give autograph as they walk from the practice field through the north end of the parking lot to the main stadium.

At Hohokam field, the best thing to do is wait until after the game. Many of the players will sign autographs after they have showered and changed, as they exit the clubhouse.

Back at Goodyear Ballpark, the chefs in the kitchen are catering to Ohioans who are watching their Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds.

Reds fans can score a Cincinnati dog with shredded cheddar, diced onions and chili meat.

For those of you who don't know, Cincinnati is home to Skyline Chili, a famous and beloved spot in the midwest.

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