Ticket strips to this year's Major League Baseball All-Star Game and other All-Star Week events go on sale tomorrow for those of you who want to watch good baseball at Chase Field this summer.
The strips include tickets to the All-Star Game on July 12, the State Farm Home Run Derby on July 11, two MLB All-Star FanFest tickets, and the Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game July 10, which includes a "Futures" game between the hottest minor league prospects.
Arizona Diamondbacks Public Relations official Shaun Rachau tells New Times that the strips range in price from $247 to $817.
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According to Major League Baseball, the Fanfest will feature at least one exhibit from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, batting cages, clinics from Major League legends, free autograph sessions with former D-backs and MLB legends, and memorabilia.
The American League has won 12 of the last 14 games, with the 2002 contest ending in a tie. The National League ended the AL's winning streak last season in Anaheim.
MLB has been criticized in recent years for mandating that each baseball team have one All-Star representative, despite the fact that there are teams out there who do not have a true star player, and the league's fan vote process for selecting All-Star's has been criticized by fans and writers alike who have grown tired of seeing the same Yankees and Red Sox in the game.
Some people from around the country have called for the ballgame to be canceled in protest over SB 1070, which Diamondbacks Ambassador Luis Gonzalez has warned would do "more harm than good" in recent days.