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NPB: Mazda All-Star Game 2009

by on May.29, 2009 @ 1:03 pm, under NPB

The 2009 Mazda All-Star Game will take place on July 24 and 25th. The first game will be held at Sapporo Dome and the second game will be held at the newly open Mazda Zoom-Zoom Stadium in Hiroshima.

7/24 - Sapporo Dome, 6:30pm start
7/25 - Mazda Zoom-Zoom Stadium, 6:10pm start

Fan balloting begins today and will run until June 21st. Official results will be announced on the June 29th; final rosters on July 6th.

Fans can cast their ballots online at the official Mazda All-Star Game 2009 website.

And for those that are interested, here's a quick rundown of the process.

First, you'll need to create a user account, which includes activating your account:

The registration form asks for an e-mail address, password, name (in both Kanji and Katakana), postal code, and phone number.

Next, you will be asked to select players for the Central and Pacific League squads:

You'll need to select 11 players for the CL and 12 players for the PL (+1 for the DH). Each team has an individual tab you can click on. When you have the player you'd like to vote for, you simply drag and drop the player's name over the position they play.

Once you've selected all 23 players, hitting the submit button and will take you to a confirmation screen that will list all your selections. If everything looks kosher, click the final submit button and you'll be greeted with a thank you page.