Major League Baseball’s Midsummer Classic is a Culmination of Loyal Fanatic Voting, Professional Event Management and Love for America’s Past Time
Posted on | July 7, 2015 | No Comments
The Midsummer Classic which is aptly named for Major League Baseball’s All-Star game is upon us once again. The Midsummer Classic is the halfway-point of the Major League Baseball season which celebrates the best players that both the American and National leagues have to offer. The winning league of the All-Star game is rewarded with home field advantage throughout the World Series. The All-Star game is really a culmination of detailed statistical surveys, loyal fan voting and stellar event and celebration management. This year the 86th MLB All-Star game takes place at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 14, 2015.
Here is a slow pitch to help understand the selection process:
How are Major League Baseball All-Stars Chosen?
Each team has a 34-man roster, which includes 21 position players and 13 pitchers. Players are selected by the fans, coaches and other MLB players through a survey or voting process. The coaches and players usually come through with the most deserving picks as they regularly assess and play among the most talented of their peers. It is when the fans are asked to vote on the starting line-ups that hometown bias kicks in high gear and the popularity contest goes full throttle resulting in skewed results and a few deserving players being left off the roster. Fortunately, there is a way to remedy the injustice of leaving out deserving players. After the final rosters for both teams are announced, The Final Vote is called for which allows fans to pick one additional player for each team’s roster that they thought should have made the original cut but didn’t.
Here are the scheduled events leading to the 2015 All Star game:
Friday, July 10 – Tuesday, July 14
- T-Mobile All-Star FanFest at Duke Energy Convention Center
Saturday, July 11
- The Color Run MLB All-Star 5K, Presented by Nike
- Budweiser MLB All-Star Concert, part of the Pepsi Music Series at Paul Brown Stadium
Sunday, July 12
- SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game
- All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game
Sunday, July 12 – Tuesday, July 14
- MLB All-Star Summer Pepsi Block Party
Monday, July 13
- Gillette Home Run Derby
Tuesday, July 14
- 86th MLB All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park
To learn more about the 2015 Major League Baseball game in Cincinnati visit MLB.com. To learn more about how you can successfully plan and manage your own events visit Ennect Events. Also, check out how to hold your own league’s All-Star voting or survey of any kind at ennect.com