ALL-STAR SUNDAY ON-FIELD EVENTS; FUTURES GAME SCORESHEET
From my pal @PattyMcIrish…
SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game
There will be two main events happening at the ballpark today starting with the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game with the United States Team taking on the World Team consisting of the top prospects in the league. The World Team will take batting practice starting at 12:00pm with gates opening to the public at 1:00pm. The U.S. Team will take batting practice at 1:10pm.
FUTURES GAME LINEUP CARD -> 2015 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game Scorecard
During pregame of the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, roughly 200 kids from the Junior RBI League will line the field. Prior to the National Anthem, which will be performed by a quintet from the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Brass Ensemble, nine members of the Boys & Girls Club of America will present the flags of the countries represented in the game. These countries include: The United States, Puerto Rico, The Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Taiwan, Curacao, Nicaragua, Cuba, & Mexico.
Performing a ceremonial first pitch will be Daron Bowling ,former attendee and current volunteer at the P&G Cincinnati MLB Urban Youth Academy. Catching the pitch for Daron will be the Director of the Urban Youth Academy Softball Program, Herb Riley.
The Budweiser Clydesdales will round the field prior to MLB Network going live to the game. The Clydesdales will come out of the centerfield gate and work their way around the field. After the Clydesdale clear, nine members of the Baseball Tomorrow Fund will take the field to the nine player positions for a glove exchange with the starting U.S. Team members.
At the end of the 1st inning, two lucky fans will be given an autographed jersey from the U.S. and World Team Managers, Ken Griffey & Tony Perez, respectively.
During the End of the 2nd Inning Sergeant Alexander Leveridge of the United States Marines will be honored as the All-Star Sunday Hometown Hero on top of the U.S. Team Dugout.
God Bless America will be performed during the 7th inning stretch by Cincinnati’s The Mistics.
There is a 10 inning maximum for this game.
30 Minutes Between Events:
• SiriusXM Futures MVP Presentation
• Wilson Glove giveaway (glove was designed by Reds 2nd Baseman, Brandon Phillips)
• Billy Currington to perform in right field
• Fence to be put in the outfield to make it a softball field
• Celebrities & Legends take the field
Celebrity & Legends Softball Game
Attached, please find the full schedule for the Celebrity & Legends Softball Game. The start time is depending on the end of the Futures Game. The softball game will start approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the Futures Game.
From 4:00-5:30pm, the players will take batting practice next to the Rose Garden in the Reds Hall of Fame Batting Cages after being introduced while coming down the escalator in the Kroger Fan Zone. Fans are not allowed in the Rose Garden at this time as it is meant for guests of the players as well as a press option.
The softball game will be played for 6 innings. In the event of a tie, there will be a “Home Run Challenge”. A Celebrity and Legend from each team will represent in a 5 swing per participant challenge to determine the winner.
The on-field emcees for the softball game will be MLB Network’s Intentional Talk hosts Chris Rose & Kevin Millar. During the shortened inning breaks, there will be interviews with the players