After being postponed due to the COVID-19 epidemic, Major League Baseball’s All-Star game will return to Los Angeles in July, and organizers pledged on Tuesday to make up for lost time by putting on a spectacular spectacle.
The game was last held in Los Angeles in 1980, and it has developed significantly since then.
It currently spans nearly a week of events in Santa Monica, including yoga, a beach clean-up, and batting cages from July 15-17, a celebrity softball game, concert, and MLB draft on July 17, the Home Run Derby on July 18, and the 92nd All-Star Game on July 19.
At a news conference at Dodger Stadium, Gil Cedillo, a member of the Los Angeles City Council who represents the district where the ballpark is located, remarked, “This city is going to be electric, it’s going to be hot and happening.”
“We’ll go on with great optimism and trust as we emerge from this epidemic, because we want to put this pandemic behind us. We want to welcome the country and show them around Los Angeles.”
The game, which matches the greatest players from the National and American leagues against one another, was initially set to take place in July 2020 at Dodger Stadium but was postponed owing to the epidemic.
The event was place in Coors Field in Colorado last year.
“We are a city of great events and enormous celebrations, and that’s exactly what we’ll have in July,” Dodgers president Stan Kasten said.
“It’s taken a long time, but it’ll be well worth the wait.”
Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers says he hopes to be nominated to his seventh All-Star game, which seems possible considering his 3-0 start to the season.
Kershaw, who became the Dodgers’ all-time strikeout leader last weekend, said, “I hope I make it because it’ll be exciting.”
“This is a fantastic spot to play, as I’m sure everyone knows. All of the visiting teams rave about how amazing Dodger Stadium is, and we’re delighted to show them around.”