Safer Baseball Across America: The 84th MLB All-Star Game


Today on our tour of American baseball, we are stepping away from a specific region and taking a look at a landmark of Major League Baseball across the nation: the 84th MLB All-Star Game.


Today kicks off the festivities in New York, New York, with FanFest at the Javits Center. Baseball fans have really been getting into the spirit too, having submitted 79.2 million votes (the most in All-Star Game history) toward the All-Star Game Final Vote, the winners of which are Blue Jays right-hander Steve Delabar for the American League and Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman for the National League.


Saturday through Monday will be packed with all manner of All-Star activities, including the Home Run Derby on Monday. It all culminates with the All-Star Game itself at Citi Field on Tuesday at 8 p.m. Given the level of participation of fans and the hype that has surrounded it over recent weeks, it is sure to be an exciting and entertaining event, one you won’t want to miss!


Baseball is and always will be a staple of the American culture, so we want to keep players from little league all the way to the majors outfitted with GelDefender head pads to  extra padding, comfort and cooling while playing the sport that they and the rest of America love.


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