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All-Stars to walk red carpet

All-Stars to receive red carpet treatment

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DETROIT -- If baseball players are celebrities, then All-Star baseball players are A-listers who deserve the red-carpet treatment.

This weekend, Major League Baseball's All-Stars will get that treatment for the first time and fans will have a unique opportunity to take advantage of it.

Fans in Detroit and those viewing throughout the country will have the chance to get up-close views of their favorite MLB All-Stars through a brand-new event, "The All-Star Game Red Carpet Show presented by Chevrolet," a procession of sorts that escorts American League and National League All-Stars to the 76th All-Star Game via a gala celebration along the streets leading to Comerica Park.

On Tuesday, July 12 at 3 p.m. ET, fans are invited to gather on Witherell and Elizabeth Streets near the stadium to check out the All-Stars as they make their way to the Midsummer Classic.

All 64 Major League Baseball All-Stars, along with AL and NL All-Star team managers Terry Francona and Tony La Russa, are expected to attend and will make their way to the ballpark in open-air vehicles provided by Chevrolet, the official vehicle of MLB and the 2005 All-Star Game.

"The All-Star Game Red Carpet Show presented by Chevrolet is yet another way Major League Baseball is bringing fans closer to the game," said Tim Brosnan, MLB executive vice president.

"We hope this event will become an annual tradition, as it will give fans the opportunity to see their favorite Major League Baseball stars in a new and unique way as part of the overall All-Star Week experience."

FOX Sports Net will produce and air "The All-Star Red Carpet Show presented by Chevrolet" nationwide from 7-8 p.m. ET as a lead-in to the national network broadcast beginning at 8 p.m. ET on FOX.

For the third consecutive year, the outcome of the All-Star Game will determine which league will have home-field advantage in the World Series. In keeping with the All-Star Game theme of "This Time it Counts," the official World Series trophy also will be on display as part of the procession.

Doug Miller is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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