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A collection for all Cleveland MLB all star game and surrounding festivities chatter:

 

The MLB All-Star Game is coming back to Cleveland!

 

The Indians and Progressive Field will play host to the Midsummer Classic at newly renovated Progressive Field, giving the organization an opportunity showcase our revitalized city and incredible ballpark.

 

The Tribe and city of Cleveland last played host to the All-Star Game in 1997, when current first base coach Sandy Alomar Jr. hit a homer in his home park and was named the game's MVP. 

 

https://www.mlb.com/indians/fans/all-star-game

 

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^ This comes hot on the heels of the ‘Ride RTA for Free’ day a couple of days ago that saw the whole rail system go down for several hours due to a ‘computer malfunction’. 

Anyway, to help get us back on topic; I do like the signage for the ASG going up around town. Still can’t stand the logo though. 


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Sting, singing on the roof of the Barbican

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Fanatics' major presence at MLB All-Star festivities will be headlined by Play Ball Park shop

KEVIN KLEPS  

Sports Business

 

If you've been to downtown Cleveland recently, you've probably seen quite a bit of MLB All-Star signage.

Soon, you'll be seeing a lot of Fanatics.

 

The massive online retailer will be operating the MLBshop.com store that will be located at Play Ball Park. The park, which will be housed at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, is a five-day fan festival that will begin on Friday, July 5.

 

The store will span 20,000 square feet and have 15,000 square feet of space for MLB licensees, said Brandon Williams, Fanatics' director of global communications. The usual suspects — Fanatics, Majestic, Nike, Under Armour, New Era and '47 — will be there.

 

https://www.crainscleveland.com/kevin-kleps-blog/fanatics-major-presence-mlb-all-star-festivities-will-be-headlined-play-ball-park

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https://www.news5cleveland.com/all-star-game/2019-mlb-celebrity-all-star-game-roster-announced-and-j-r-smith-is-repping-cleveland

 

Perhaps this thread could be changed to MLB All Star Weekend

 

Obligatory #VoteLos

 

Voting ends at 4pm this Thursday afternoon

 

(Additional votes can be cast by typing “mlb allstar vote” on Google)😉

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Number of us in Cincinnati would definitely like to see photos of the area, prepped and ready to go for the All Star Game. Would like to see how Cleveland rolls out the red carpet for the event. 

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On 6/25/2019 at 10:57 AM, X said:

It's almost as if RTA exists to sabotage public transit in this city.

 

From what I understand it's more CSX's fault than RTA's. It's CSX's retaining wall at the S-curve that's collapsing due to poor maintenance. 


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Cleveland's All-Star Week guide 2019: 25 things to know

By Marc Bona, cleveland.com | Posted July 01, 2019 at 05:35 AM | Updated July 01, 2019 at 06:08 AM

 

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Used to be the All-Star Game was the only thing going on over Major League Baseball's July break. Now it's the culmination of many events. Major League Baseball has crafted an entire week of activities, the Indians are embracing their role as host, and the city is ready. Here's our guide to what's going on - activities, music, food and a lot more - for All-Star Week.

 

https://expo.cleveland.com/life-and-culture/g66l-2019/07/1ab7f122026990/clevelands-allstar-week-guide-2019-25-things-to-know.html

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Redline update from the Airport to Downtown for all our out -of -town guests:

 

http://www.riderta.com/service-alerts/red-line-service-replaced-buses-june-30-july-13

 

From the start of service on Sunday, June 30, 2019, until the end of service on Saturday, July 13, 2019, buses will replace trains between W 117  and West Blvd.

 

Regular Red Line rail service will operate between West Blvd. - Cudell and Louis Stokes - Windermere, and between the Airport and W 117 - Madison during this time.

 

Beginning Sunday, July 14 2019 until further notice, buses will replace trains for all stations between the Airport and West Blvd.

 

RTA apologizes for the inconvenience as this necessary work is completed.

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Homage to open T-shirt pop-up on E. 4th for MLB All-Star Week

By Joey Morona, cleveland.com | Posted July 02, 2019 at 06:00 AM

 

CLEVELAND, Ohio --  Since opening stores at Crocker Park and Pinecrest, Homage T-shirts have become a popular OOTD (outfit of the day) choice for fans at Indians games.  Starting Friday, the Columbus-based retailer brings its collection of vintage-style, MLB licensed clothing to downtown for MLB All-Star Week.

 

Homage is opening a pop-up store on E. 4th St. next to House of Blues and Mabel’s starting July 5 and operating through July 9. Daily hours are 10 a.m. to at least 8 p.m.

 

https://expo.cleveland.com/life-and-culture/g66l-2019/07/03107932434311/homage-to-open-tshirt-popup-on-e-4th-for-mlb-allstar-week.html

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23 hours ago, MuRrAy HiLL said:

Redline update from the Airport to Downtown for all our out -of -town guests:

 

http://www.riderta.com/service-alerts/red-line-service-replaced-buses-june-30-july-13

 

From the start of service on Sunday, June 30, 2019, until the end of service on Saturday, July 13, 2019, buses will replace trains between W 117  and West Blvd.

 

Regular Red Line rail service will operate between West Blvd. - Cudell and Louis Stokes - Windermere, and between the Airport and W 117 - Madison during this time.

 

Beginning Sunday, July 14 2019 until further notice, buses will replace trains for all stations between the Airport and West Blvd.

 

RTA apologizes for the inconvenience as this necessary work is completed.

 

What a shame 😪

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I'm hearing rave reviews for Cleveland city as a host....both from national media (mostly tweets) and interacting with people visiting.

 

Anyone else receive / see any similar feedback? 

 

Not to mention, Cleveland was pretty lucky with the pristine weather for the game / festivities as well. 

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Interviewing people at Cleveland Hopkins:

 

Watch as we ask All-Star visitors their thoughts on Cleveland at Hopkins airport around 10 a.m. on Facebook Live

 

  https://www.cleveland.com/news/2019/07/watch-as-we-ask-all-star-visitors-their-thoughts-on-cleveland-at-hopkins-airport-around-10-am-on-facebook-live.html

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On 7/2/2019 at 8:03 AM, Enginerd said:

 

What a shame 😪

 

GCRTA has gotten to be really bad at reacting to special events.

 

Game 7 in 2016 was on a Sunday, and they ran a "normal Sunday schedule" downtown.

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Opinion: Finally, an MLB All-Star Game that reminds us of what baseball once looked like

Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY Published 1:41 a.m. ET July 10, 2019 | Updated 8:22 a.m. ET July 10, 2019

 

It was that kind of wondrous night, and really an ideal All-Star weekend, from the Home Run Derby to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame party to the game.

 

“I thought the city of Cleveland did a fantastic job,’’ NL manager Dave Roberts said. “The logistics, the city, the weather, the fans [during] the parade, during the game, attentive, cheering for past and present Indians and they were just really engaged.

 

“So Major League Baseball and the city of Cleveland got it right.’’

 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/columnist/bob-nightengale/2019/07/10/2019-mlb-all-star-game-reminds-us-what-baseball-once-looked-liked/1690309001/

 

 

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The whippersnapper had a ball. Granted it's an 11 y/o point of view.

 

My nephew was at events and said clients are very impressed with

the city overall

the green space

the vibrancy and cleanliness of the gateway area and Downtown

the plentiful restaurants

Ease of getting to/from airport 

Ease of walking downtown and abundance of quality hotels

 

Lots of people outside of the region had favorable comments.

 

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