All-Star Voting Begins at Chase Field

Prior to yesterday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Major League Baseball held a press conference around home plate at Chase Field. The subject was the 82nd All-Star game that is scheduled for July 12th in Phoenix.

Yesterday marked the first day All-Star ballots would be available at Major League and select minor league stadiums. Each team is given 23 home games where ballots will be available for fans to vote for their favorite players for the Midsummer Classic.

As the host to this year’s All-Star game the press conference was held at Chase Field and was attended not only by members of the media but also by Diamondbacks employees.

Besides the introduction of in stadium ballots, Major League Baseball introduced additional details of events that will occur in Phoenix during All-Star week. Perhaps the most intriguing announcement was the MLB Dance-a-thon.

The dance contest which will be similar to the popular Dancing With the Stars will allow fans to work with Hollywood choreographers and strut their stuff for a chance to win a trip to the set of Glee. All money raised as part of the Dance-a-thon will go towards cancer research and the Susan B. Komen Foundation.

Major League Baseball also unveiled sculptures that will adorn downtown Phoenix featuring saguaro cactus decorated in various team colors for each of the MLB teams. The sculptures will be set up around town for fans and visitors to enjoy. Each saguaro will stand approximately 7 feet tall. Forever Collectibles will offer replicas of each cacti on the MLB Shop.

The excitement for the All-Star game continues to grow and the Diamondbacks are encouraging fans to get involved whether it be by voting or volunteering to be part of the festivities. The D-backs introduced a new tag line they will be using in advertising the upcoming game, Our Home, Our Players. It’s going to be a great summer to be in Arizona.


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